Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the EU-Japan News

Dear readers, it is a pleasure for us to celebrate with all of you the 20th anniversary of the EU-Japan Centre’s quarterly newsletter (2003-2022).
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Born in September 2003 as a 4-page pdf, our newsletter evolved over the years reaching an average of 25 pages with each issue. With a dissemination all over the EU and Japan, and even further, our newsletter's scope is not only to inform about the EU-Japan Centre’s activities but also about other EU and Japanese entities' ongoing cooperation, as a tool to strengthen relations between the EU and Japan. 
Over the past 20 years, we were pleased to receive and publish articles from over 700 external contributors and organisations confirming the ever-growing interest for the EU-Japan cooperation.
We hope you enjoy reading our newsletter as much as we are pleased to share it with you All! 

A few highlights:

  • A total of 77 issues published
  • A total of 1442 pages created
  • Approx. 14,000 subscribers
  • December 2017’s issue with a record of 51 pages  
  • Renamed “EU-Japan News” in 2009
  • Launch of the digital version in 2020
  • No cups of coffee were harmed in the making of these newsletters

Finally, the EU-Japan Centre's staff would like to express its gratitude to Ms Jessica Michelson who for 20 years now was the mind behind this newsletter. Without our dear colleague Jessica, the EU-Japan Centre's quarterly newsletter would not be what it is today in terms of content, dissemination, and its volume. We wish her all the best in this new stage of life, assuring her that the newsletter will keep on flourishing for at least another 20 years. Merci Jess!


Published: March 2022