Croatia–Japan relations (Croatian: Hrvatsko-japanski odnosi; Japanese: 日本とクロアチアの関係) refers to the historic and current bilateral relationship between Croatia and Japan. The two countries established diplomatic relations with each other on March 5, 1993. The embassy of Croatia in Tokyo was founded in September 1993 while the Japanese embassy in Zagreb was founded in February 1998. Historically, both countries were part of the Axis powers during World War II, as Japan maintained an embassy in Zagreb and recognized the Independent State of Croatia, which was a puppet government of Nazi Germany.
A training ship of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) JDS Kashima visited to Split, the second-largest city in Croatia for celebrating 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations between both countries in September 2013. This is the first visit ever to Croatia by a Japanese naval vessel. A party for fellowship which includes joint performance by JMSDF Band and Croatian Navy Band was held aboard Kashima anchored in a port of Split, and Former Croatian President Stjepan Mesić, Japanese Ambassador Masaru Tsuji, JMSDF Rear Admiral Fumiyuki Kitagawa, dozens of militaries of both navies and general citizens were attended.
- Rijeka – Kawasaki (Since June 23, 1977)
- Zagreb – Kyoto (Since October 22, 1981)
- Pula – Hekinan (Since April 5, 2007)
- Japan-Croatia Relations. Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
- Vojinović, Aleksandar. NDH u Beogradu, P.I.P, Zagreb 1995. (pgs. 18–20)
- NATO - News: NATO Secretary General welcomes Albania and Croatia as NATO members, 01-Apr.-2009
- U.S.-Japan Relations
- Posjet japanskog broda "Kashima" HRM-u i gradu Splitu - Ministarstvo obrane RH (in Croatian)
- JDS „Kashima“, first Japanese navy ship visiting Croatia !
- Split, 04.09.2013. | President of the Republic of Croatia 2000-2010 (in Croatian)
- Grad Rijeka - Gradovi prijatelji (in Croatian)
- Sister Cities of Kyoto
- Prijedlog Odluke o suradnji između gradova Hekinana (Japan) i Pule (Republika Hrvatska) (in Croatian)
- Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in Japan
- Embassy of Japan in Croatia (in Croatian), Embassy of Japan in Croatia (in Japanese)
|This article about foreign relations is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|