Legal Framework of Ukraine-Japan Bilateral Relations
Since the establishment of diplomatic relations (January 26, 1992), 52 bilateral documents have been concluded between Ukraine and Japan. By the principle of succession and by mutual consent the parties Ukraine and Japan also recognize bilateral treaties and agreements that were concluded and reached between Japan and the former USSR. In 2011 the Japanese side, having shown interest in using Ukrainian experience in coping with the consequences of the Chernobyl disaster, launched an initiative to sign an intergovernmental bilateral document on cooperation between Ukraine and Japan in the area of nuclear safety. On April 18, 2012 the above-mentioned agreement was signed by the parties during the visit of the Minister of Emergencies of Ukraine Viktor Baloga to Japan (ratified by the Law of Ukraine # 4,669-VI dated April 27, 2012, entered into force on May 30, 2012). On February 5, 2015 an Agreement on Promotion and Mutual Protection of Investments between Ukraine and Japan was signed. On April 7, 2016 the parties signed a Memorandum of Cooperation between the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan in the youth, physical culture and sports areas.