The Institute of International Economic Relations (IIER) and the Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), in cooperation with the Embassy of Japan in Greece, cordially invite you to a seminar on: Japan as a Significant Partner of the EU and Greece

RSVP by 10th April to Ms Stella Milioti, 210-36.20.274 or to

Information: to Ms Evelyn Karakatsani,, 210-72.57.124


Greetings by

H.E. Mr. Yasuhiro Shimizu, Ambassador of Japan

Representative of the MFA (tbc)

Session 1: Japan on the Global Scene

Dr Thanos Dokos, Director General, ELIAMEP

Mr. Plamen Tonchev, Head of Asia Unit, IIER

Mr. George Cunningham, Strategic Advisor, European External Action Service, Brussels


Mrs. Athena Korlira, Editor-in-chief, Int’l News Dept, 98.4 FM Radio Station

Session 2: Greek-Japanese Economic Relations

Mr. Ioannis Goroyas, MEVGAL S.A., Export Manager

Mr. Panagiotis Theocharakis, Vice President & Managing Director, Nissan/Theocharakis I. Nik. S.A.

Mr. Panagiotis Soulis, Technical Superintendent, Tsakos Group

Mr. Seiichi Gyobu, Regional Manager, Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK)


Prof. Charalambos Tsardanidis, Director of IIER, University of the Aegean

Reception follows