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Broj gostiju iz Japana u stalnom porastuDuring past three years the number of Japanese tourists visiting Croatia has been rapidly growing. Around 144,000 arrivals of guests from Japan was marked in 2008, which is 66% more than previous year and almost 5 times more compared to 2005. According to data released by Croatian Bureau of Statistics, comparing by countries and regions, Japan was the outbound market that marked the biggest growth in 2008. Recent popularity of Croatia in Japan is apparent in the words of Mr. Sadakazu Tanigaki, member of Parliamentary Friendship League Croatia-Japan, former Minister of Finance and Prime ministerial candidate, who in the interview for The Daily Yomiuri on the occasion of Croatian National Day in 2008 has said that “Japan is currently experiencing Croatia boom”.31.03.2009. | Press releases
Hrvatska izlagala na sajmu Foodex Japan 2009Croatian producers SMS, Kutjevo and Bristak participated on the 34. international food and beverage exhibition FOODEX JAPAN 2009 held from 3rd until 6th of March in Makuhari Messe. Croatian companies exhibited Croatian vines, olive oil, different kinds of jams and spreads as well as marinated and salted anchovies to Japanese importers and companies for food and beverage industry.09.03.2009. | Press releases
Reportaža o RH u casopisu za nautiku KAZI (rujan 2008)Croatia was featured in September 2009 edition of renowned Japanese boating magazine KAZI. The central position in the article titled “Unequaled Five Stared Croatian Sea” is given to the attractiveness of the Adriatic Sea cruising. However, Croatian historical heritage, as well as Croatian gastronomy found its place in extensive 10-pages article accompanied with numerous photographs.22.12.2008. | Press releases
Hrvatska vina u leksikonu svjetskih vina KodansheIn the renowned Japanese wine guide “World Wines Dictionary – edition 2009-10“ published yearly by Kodansha, one of the leading Japanese publishing companies, Croatian wines “Klikun Noire” and “Chardonnay” of Croatian wine maker KUTJEVO were presented. This is the first time ever that Croatian wines found their place in prestigious Japanese wine guide.10.12.2008. | Press releases
Plava vrpca Vjesnika 2008On December 3 2008 in the Crystal Hall of Hotel Kvarner in Opatija Captain Mate Beretin was bestowed with “Vjesnik's Blue Ribbon”, the prestigious award for rescuing at sea. Croatian Ambassador to Japan Drago Stambuk proposed and recommended Capt. Beretin together with five Croatian officers and the rest of the crew of Japanese tanker Towada as candidates finding out about their admirable deed from Japanese press.03.12.2008. | Press releases
Figaro Japon, kolovoz 2008In the August 2008 issue of the renowned fashion magazine FIGARO JAPON extensive feature article about Croatia ranging 48 pages together with the supplement on 12 pages was published. Feature article titled “Holliday in Croatia – lovely European province” covers Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Opatija, Istra peninsula, Adriatic coast, while the supplement covers Croatian islands of Brac, Pag and Losinj.01.12.2008. | Press releases
Misa zadušnica za vukovarske žrtveOn November 16 2008 at St. Ignatius church in Tokyo the Holy Mass for the Vukovar victims and the prayer for the world peace was celebrated. After organizing Holy Masses for the Vukovar victims in the Urakami Cathedral in Nagasaki in 2006 and in the Memorial Cathedral for Peace in Hiroshima in 2007, this was the third consecutive Holy Mass for the Vukovar victims organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia to Japan on the eve of the fall of Vukovar on November | Press releases
AMbassador Stambuk met Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Hirofumi Nakasone 24.10.2008.Croatian Ambassador to Japan Drago štambuk met 24 October 2008 in Tokyo with Japanese Foreign Minister Hirofumi Nakasone. The recently-appointed Ambassador štambuk relayed to Minister Nakasone the greetings and congratulations by Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Gordan Jandrokovic.24.10.2008. | Press releases