In March of this year, the traditional lighting of the Olympic flame will take place in the Temple of Hera in Olympia, Greece. The official Olympic torch relay begins in Fukushima and will pass all 47 prefectures of Japan ahead of the start of the Summer Games in Tokyo in late July.
Greece and Japan share a deep passion for culture and sport and have lent continuous support for each other in this arena.
When Greece and Japan celebrated the 120th anniversary of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations last year, the two countries welcomed “a new era of partnership in business and culture.” The milestone came at an auspicious time as Greece continued on its road to economic recovery and Japan strengthened its efforts to expand its relations with Europe as the EU-Japan Free Trade Agreement came into effect.
Continuing its coverage of Europe in The Japan Times, GMI Post explores Greece’s partnership with Japan and will cover the cities of Athens, Thessaloniki, Larissa, Patras, and Heraklion.