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June 13, 2019

Bulgarian Ambassador Borislav Kostov (fourth from left) poses with (from left) Director-General of The Japan Bulgaria Foundation Akiko Igaya; Japan Women's University professor and researcher in international relations and Bulgarian studies Makoto Kimura; Manya Kostova, wife of the Bulgarian ambassador; Sofia University professor and expert on East Asia Evgeniy Kandilarov; Bulgarian diplomat and translator of Japanese literature Vera Stefanova; Nishogakusha University honorary professor Junko Sugahara; and Josai International University professor and Deputy Director of the Josai Institute for Central European Studies Nobuhiro Shiba at an academic symposium on Bulgaria-Japan exchanges and cooperation at Josai University in Tokyo on June 1. The symposium was dedicated to the "triple anniversary" in Bulgaria-Japan relations: 110 years since first official contact, 80 years since the first establishment of diplomatic relations and 60 years since the restoration of diplomatic relations. |    YOSHIKAI MIURA
Bulgarian Ambassador Borislav Kostov (fourth from left) poses with (from left) Director-General of The Japan Bulgaria Foundation Akiko Igaya; Japan Women’s University professor and researcher in international relations and Bulgarian studies Makoto Kimura; Manya Kostova, wife of the Bulgarian ambassador; Sofia University professor and expert on East Asia Evgeniy Kandilarov; Bulgarian diplomat and translator of Japanese literature Vera Stefanova; Nishogakusha University honorary professor Junko Sugahara; and Josai International University professor and Deputy Director of the Josai Institute for Central European Studies Nobuhiro Shiba at an academic symposium on Bulgaria-Japan exchanges and cooperation at Josai University in Tokyo on June 1. The symposium was dedicated to the “triple anniversary” in Bulgaria-Japan relations: 110 years since first official contact, 80 years since the first establishment of diplomatic relations and 60 years since the restoration of diplomatic relations. | YOSHIKAI MIURA