New Publication “150 years of diplomatic relations between Switzerland and Japan”


We have the pleasure to announce the release of a special publication commemorating the 1864 Treaty of Friendship and Commerce between Switzerland and Japan. The book, which is publicly available for download, was originally designed for the 150 year anniversary of diplomatic relations between Switzerland and Japan celebrated in 2014. A reproduction of the book was offered as a present to Prime Minister Abe during the official visit of the president of the Swiss confederation to Japan in 2014.

The document is a reproduction of the original treaty and includes a beautifully illustrated scroll depicting the Sado Island gold mines, special congratulatory messages by the Ambassadors of both countries and background information regarding the treaty and the beginnings of the Swiss-Japanese ties. The treaty marked the start of fruitful commercial relations and a long-lasting friendship between Switzerland and Japan.

Publication “150 years of diplomatic relations between Switzerland and Japan
Jubilee Appraisal and Reproduction of the 1864 Original Versions of the Treaty of Friendship and Commerce Switzerland – Japan.