On May 25, 2012 Ambassador of Ukraine to Japan Mykola Kulinich met with the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Parliament of Japan Takahiro Yokomichi.
During the meeting the Head of the Lower House of the Japanese Parliament were given letters from the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Volodymyr Lytvyn and Minister for Emergencies of Ukraine Viktor Baloha with gratitude for assistance in adoption by the House of Representatives of the Parliament of Japan Resolution on promoting friendly relations between Ukraine and Japan, including cooperation for measures taken after the nuclear power plant accidents.
The Ambassador of Ukraine stressed the importance of rapid ratification on April 27 this year by Ukrainian parliament, signed in Tokyo on April 18 this year, Agreement between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of Japan concerning cooperation to advance aftermath response to accidents at nuclear power stations which opens new possibilities for efficient activities of both countries to develop Action Plan with the practical implementation of all directions of cooperation, aimed at overcoming consequences of the accident at nuclear power plant "Fukushima Daiichi."
Both Sides expressed satisfaction with the dynamics of the relationship and contacts in the framework of "Fukushima-Chernobyl" cooperation. In this context, the Sides highly appreciated the mutual willingness of both countries to hold an inaugural meeting of Joint Committee on cooperation in the area "Fukushima-Chernobyl" at the earliest opportunity, time and place of which is being agreed by the parties now.
During the meeting it was also emphasized the need to find ways of further deepening of Ukrainian-Japanese cooperation in agriculture. In this regard the Sides discussed the prospects of attracting Japanese investments and creating of joint ventures in the agricultural sector of Ukraine.