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ACCREDITATION NOTICE – Recall: Event celebrating 150 years of Diplomatic Relations between Italy and Japan (Farnesina, 11 May 2016)

On Wednesday, 11 May 2016, at 11 a.m. an event will be held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Relations to celebrate 150 years of Diplomatic Relations between Italy and Japan. The celebration is part of the new edition of the new “Farnesina Open Doors” cycle of events.

The Ministry’s Director General for Internationalisation and Global Issues, Massimo Gaiani, the President of the Italy-Japan Foundation, Umberto Vattani, and the Director of the Japanese Institute of Culture, Naomi Takasu, will explore, along with other scholars and experts, the fundamental issues characterising the Italian-Japanese bilateral relations.

At the close of the event, participants will be invited to visit the documentary and bibliographical exhibition on the bilateral Friendship and Trade Treaty signed in Edo on 25 August 1866, the photographic show “Meian, Japanese chiaroscuros” by artist Maria Bonanotte, and the Foreign Ministry’s collection of contemporary art.

Journalists, photographers and TV crews interested in following the event are requested to apply for online accreditation by filling the interactive form at the link, attaching thereto, unless already provided, the information requested in digital format (letter from the media organisation and, for representatives of foreign media, also a Note Verbal released by the Embassy in Rome of the media organisation’s Country).

If it is not possible to complete the online accreditation procedure, applications should be sent by email to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation’s Institutional Press and Communication Service at the following address: (tel. + 39 06/3691.3432 or 8573 or 8210).

Accredited journalists, photographers and TV crews should enter the Ministry from the main entrance– left-hand side – between 10:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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