Jun 3, 2015

Ex-EU Council chief Van Rompuy tapped as haiku ambassador

The Foreign Ministry said Tuesday it has named former European Council President Herman Van Rompuy as ambassador for enhancing relations between Japan and the European Union through haiku. Van Rompuy visited Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at his office the same day. The Belgian politician ...

Sep 20, 2013

Haiku penned by EU chief Van Rompuy set to music

Seven haiku composed by European Council President Herman Van Rompuy have been set to music by Belgian compatriot Dirk Brosse, local media said. “I am honestly embarrassed. I am aware of the great disparity in quality between the poetry that I write as a ...