Scheduled flights between Japan and Iceland were among the issues David Oddsson, foreign minister of Iceland, and Nobutaka Machimura, foreign minister of Japan, discussed on Oddsson’s official visit to Japan this week. A trade delegation, with representatives from 25 Icelandic companies, joined him on the trip.
While in Japan, Oddsson has visited the World Expo in Aichi, a fish market in Tokyo, Mitsubishi factories and a business forum in Tokyo where the Icelandic companies introduced their business and services.
Machimura and Oddsson discussed the possibility of a free trade agreement between the two countries, with official talks possibly commencing within two years. Oddsson said that Machimura showed interest in the potential of regular scheduled flights from Iceland to Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya.
Oddsson said there were great opportunities for Icelandic companies in Japan, he commented on the fact that the Japanese economy was recovering and said that Icelandic companies should increasingly focus on Japan.