News & Events

Joint CLIC Event with Andree Zimmermann, Lindt Chocolate

Wednesday, 28 November  - Joint Chambers Networking Event organized by CLIC: Lindt – Chocolate in Japan is not just Valentine’s Day Lindt & Sprüngli is a Swiss chocolate manufacturer and recognized as leader in the market for premium chocolate, offering a large selection of products around the world. During...

Nordic Chambers Joint Event – 21 November

Spotify and Bang & Olufsen; The Future of Music Consumption   21 November 2018 19:00 – 21:00 Embassy of Sweden, Club Room (Apartment entrance) The Nordic Chambers proudly invites you for an evening with two iconic companies shaping the way we consume music. Wine, beer and non-alcoholic drinks wil...

Foreign Minister Taro Kono visits Iceland

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono last week became the first Japanese Foreign Minister to visit Iceland. Minister Kono was in Iceland for the annual Arctic Circle forum, where he was the keynote speaker. Minister Kono also met with Icelandic Prime Minister Katrin Jakbosdottir and his Icelandic counterpart, Foreign Minister...

Iceland – Japan Tax Convention enters into force

The Convention for the Elimination of Double Taxation with respect to Taxes on Income and the Prevention of Tax Evasion and Avoidance  (Double Taxation Agreement) between Iceland and Japan will enter into force on 31 October 2018. This Convention will have effect: (a)  in Japan:      (i)  with respect to taxes...

Working Holiday Agreement takes effect

From 1 September, the Working Holiday agreement between the governments of Iceland and Japan will take effect. Japanese citizens interested in applying for a Working Holiday based residence permit must fulfil all the basic requirements for a residence permit in Iceland as well as the age criteria. The purpose of stay...

Increased Science, Technology and Innovation collaboration between Iceland and Japan

At a recent meeting between Iceland´s Minister for Education, Lilja Alfreðsdóttir and State Minister for Education Toshiei Mizuochi in Reykjavik the two countries agreed to take steps to increase collaboration in the field of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation. A particular area of interst for increased collaboration relates to...

Establishment of Working Holiday Travel Fund

During the visit of the Icelandic Foreign Minister to Japan, the two bilateral chambers of commerce of Japan and Iceland together with Icelandic Chamber of Commerce established a special travel fund for recipients of the newly concluded Working Holiday visa agreement between Iceland and Japan. The Working Holiday scheme...

Event Report – Iceland Business Seminar

On the occasion of the visit of the Icelandic Foreign Minister to Japan, Gudlaugur Thor Thordarson, the Icelandic Chamber of Commerce, The Embassy of Iceland in Japan and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) held a succesful Iceland Business Seminar on 28 May 2018 at Hotel New Otani in Tokyo....

General Assembly at newly established Japan-Iceland Chamber of Commerce in Iceland

4 May 2018 the first General Assembly of the newly establised Japan-Iceland Chamber of Commerce was held in Reykjavik, at the residence of the Japanese Ambassador to Iceland Yasuhiko Kitagawa. Special guest Foreign Minister Gudlaugur Thor Thordarson also addressed the meeting. Chairman of the chamber is Ulfar Steindórsson, Chairman...

Signing of a Tax Convention between Iceland and Japan

A Convention between Iceland and Japan for the Elimination of Double Taxation with respect to Taxes on Income and the Prevention of Tax Evasion and Avoidance (hereinafter, the Convention) was signed in Reykjavik on January 15, 2018, by H.E. Mr. Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland...