50 years European Union celebration in Tokyo

50 years EU celebration in Tokyo

50 Years European Union

50 years European Union – 50 Years Treaty of Rome

Today was the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome which was at the beginning of the European Union.

The Treaty of Rome (Wikipedia) (“Treaty establishing the European Economic Community”) was signed on 25 March 1957 by Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and West Germany and came into force on 1 January 1958.

The Text of the Treaty of Rome is here as a pdf file.

In Tokyo we had a big party at the top of Roppongi Hills – 52nd floor. Here are some pictures…

Celebration of the foundation of the EU 50 years ago with the Treaty of Rome
Celebration of the foundation of the EU 50 years ago with the Treaty of Rome
Celebration in Tokyo of the 50 year anniversary of the Treaty of Rome- the foundation of the EU
Celebration in Tokyo of the 50 year anniversary of the Treaty of Rome- the foundation of the EU
Celebration of the 50 year anniversary in Tokyo of the Treaty of Rome that laid the foundation for the European Union
Celebration of the 50 year anniversary in Tokyo of the Treaty of Rome that laid the foundation for the European Union

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St. Patrick’s Day Tokyo: Green Tokyo Tower on St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick's Day Tokyo: Green Tokyo Tower on St. Patrick's Day

Tokyo Tower was illuminated in green color on St Patrick’s Day – (when I took these photographs a Japanese policeman guarding the Russian Embassy nearby asked me if Tokyo Tower from now on will always be green – so I explained St. Patrick’s Day to the Japanese policeman):

St. Patrick's Day Tokyo: Green Tokyo Tower on St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick’s Day Tokyo: Green Tokyo Tower on St. Patrick’s Day
St. Patrick's Day Tokyo: Green Tokyo Tower on St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick’s Day Tokyo: Green Tokyo Tower on St. Patrick’s Day
St. Patrick's Day Tokyo: Green Tokyo Tower on St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick’s Day Tokyo: Green Tokyo Tower on St. Patrick’s Day
St. Patrick's Day Tokyo: Green Tokyo Tower on St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick’s Day Tokyo: Green Tokyo Tower on St. Patrick’s Day
St. Patrick's Day Tokyo: Green Tokyo Tower on St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick’s Day Tokyo: Green Tokyo Tower on St. Patrick’s Day

I took these photographs standing close to the perimeter of the Russian Embassy in Tokyo, which is heavily guarded by Japanese police. When I took the photographs of the green Tokyo Tower, a police officer standing guard asked me, if Tokyo Tower from now on will always be green. I told him that its only today for St. Patrick’s Day. The Japanese police officer did not know about St. Patrick’s Day, so I explained St. Patrick’s Day to him….

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Help – my mobile phone does not work! – Why Japan’s mobile phone sector is so different from Europe’s

Presentation at the Lunch meeting of the Finnish Chamber of Commerce in Japan (FCCJ) on March 16, 2007 at the Westin Hotel, Tokyo.

Find the summary and photos of the meeting here

From the Announcement:

In his presentation, Dr. Fasol will explain the essentials of Japan’s mobile phone market, why and how it is so different to Europe’s. He will also talk about some of the reasons why it is so difficult for European companies to succeed and uncover opportunities and the keys to success for European companies in this important market.

More in our report about Japan’s telecom sector.

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