Oct 13 2014

Economic mission to Japan draws to a close

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Luxembourg’s Economic Mission to Japan drew to a close on Friday with the signing of an important agreement between the two countries.

Luxembourg Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, Economy Minister Etienne Schneider and the Japanese Foreign Minister signed a social security agreement between Luxembourg and Japan.

Following this event, they went to the headquarters of online retailer Rakuten, which recently established its European headquarters in Luxembourg, and then on to robotics specialists Fanuc, which also has a subsidiary in Luxembourg.

Friday was not only about conventional business relations. Part of the delegation included representatives from the Luxembourg animation industry, which has gained international renown thanks to co-productions such as Academy Award nominee Ernest and Celestine and Oscar winner Mr Hublot.

These specialists attended a seminar on the Japanese animation industry in a bid to learn about the evolution of the industry in Japan and establish contacts for potential future collaborations. Luxembourg Film Fund Director Guy Daleiden said he was “positively surprised by how much Asian professionals knew about the Luxembourg animation industry.”

Princess Stéphanie, meanwhile, was given a tour of a luxury Japanese jewellery store, which sells items made by Luxembourg jewellers Schroeder.

The day ended with a reception held by Luxembourg Ambassador to Japan Beatrice Kirsch.

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SOURCE: http://www.wort.lu

Luxembourg’s Economic Mission to Japan drew to a close on Friday with the signing of an important agreement between the two countries.

Luxembourg Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, Economy Minister Etienne Schneider and the Japanese Foreign Minister signed a social security agreement between Luxembourg and Japan.

Following this event, they went to the headquarters of online retailer Rakuten, which recently established its European headquarters in Luxembourg, and then on to robotics specialists Fanuc, which also has a subsidiary in Luxembourg.

Friday was not only about conventional business relations. Part of the delegation included representatives from the Luxembourg animation industry, which has gained international renown thanks to co-productions such as Academy Award nominee Ernest and Celestine and Oscar winner Mr Hublot.

These specialists attended a seminar on the Japanese animation industry in a bid to learn about the evolution of the industry in Japan and establish contacts for potential future collaborations. Luxembourg Film Fund Director Guy Daleiden said he was “positively surprised by how much Asian professionals knew about the Luxembourg animation industry.”

Princess Stéphanie, meanwhile, was given a tour of a luxury Japanese jewellery store, which sells items made by Luxembourg jewellers Schroeder.

The day ended with a reception held by Luxembourg Ambassador to Japan Beatrice Kirsch.

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