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On 16 January 2009, a breakthrough was achieved in the aviation relations between Japan and the EU.

 

Following Vice-President Tajani's visit to Tokyo and his constructive talks with the transport Minister of Japan Mr Kaneko, a far reaching agreement has been achieved which will pave the way to significantly enhance the air transport relations between both sides.

The EC and Japan have agreed on the recognition of the European designation of carriers in the bilateral agreements with EU Member States, closer cooperation to seek solution in relation to security restrictions on liquids, and to strengthen the cooperation concerning reciprocal acceptance of certification of aeronautical products thought the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).