President of the Republic of Lithuania

The President congratulated the Emperor of Japan on national day


Wednesday, December 23, Vilnius – On behalf of the Lithuanian people and on her own behalf, President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended congratulations to Emperor Akihito of Japan on the occasion of his birthday and Japan’s national holiday.

According to the President, Lithuania and Japan share the same values and the same approach to key global issues – which has shaped their close partnership on the international arena.

“We are pleased to note that relations based on friendly people-to-people contacts between Lithuania and Japan are growing increasingly stronger. The people of Lithuania are very much interested in Japanese culture, traditions and language. At the same time, more and more visitors from Japan come to Lithuania,” the President wrote in her message of congratulations.

The President pointed out that successful joint projects and ideas launched by the citizens of both countries in science and innovation, transport and trade, cultural and educational exchange, as well as better understanding of the two respective nations would continue to spread.


The President wished the Emperor and the people of Japan peace, continued success and prosperity.

Press Service of the President

Last updated 2015.12.23 15:18