Friday, October 10, 2014

Last Day in Asia

Photo: Guy Wolff / Luxemburger Wort /
Today the trade mission to South Korea and Japan led by the Hereditary Grand Ducal Couple came to an end with another few engagements and events. Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Minister Etienne Schneider met with both Yuko Obuchi, the Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, as well as the Secretary of State of Foreign Affairs, Minoru Kiuchi, with whom an bilateral agreement on social security was signed.

Photo: Guy Wolff
Luxemburger Wort /
Also on the day's agenda were visits to Paul Wurth, a Luxembourgish company with branches in Japan, as well as Rakuten and Fanuc, Japanese companies with offices in the Grand Duchy. In addition, the Hereditary Grand Duchess paid a visit to the jewellery store Uchihara which sells jewellery by Schroeder. Founded in 1877, the Bijouterie Schroeder is one of Luxembourg's oldest jewellers and purveyor to the court. Lunch was hosted by the Honorary Consul General of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg with jurisdiction over Japan, Hajime Sawabe.

Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess as well as the accompanying Ministers Etienne Schneider and François Bausch also attended a a round table discussion with the directors of the Japan Association of New Economy (JANE) and the company LINE. The day and the whole economic mission was rounded off by a reception hosted by the Luxembourgish ambassador to Japan, Béatrice Kirsch.

As (almost) always, Wort has more pictures of the day. Same goes for the cour grand-ducale.


  1. Do you know what the round table discussion was about?

  2. Thank for the daily news from the Asian tour! Looks like it was an action packed trip.

  3. i wonder if justice is really being served. it would be unfair.

  4. You're welcome and thank you!