This is my first time to be assigned to Pakistan in my 37-year career in Foreign Service. Nevertheless, through many opportunities of meeting friends from Pakistan in my career, I have been keenly interested in and had a great respect for Pakistan. I am determined to further enhance Japan-Pakistan relationship, which is already very close and has a long history.
Japan and Pakistan have strengthened ties of friendship since we established diplomatic relations in 1952. To this day, we have deepened our relationship in political, economic, cultural, educational, and other areas. As our relations have still plenty of room to expand, both countries are willing to develop our full potential in many areas. In this regard, I am committed to exploring every possible avenue.
With Pakistan’s more than 200 million people, we are expecting great development in our business relations. Our embassy is happy to offer its increased support to the Japanese business community engaging with Pakistan, as well as Pakistani businesses which are interested in economic relationship with Japan. We would also like to promote cultural exchanges, especially exchanges of the youth, the foundations of our future friendship.
As Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, I reaffirm my commitment to further strengthen our bilateral relations and look forward to meeting wonderful friends of Pakistan.
Pakistan-Japan friendship Zindabad!