(1860-2010) – 150 º. Anniversary of the signing of the «Treaty of Peace, Friendship and Commerce between Portugal and Japan»
After prolonged Portuguese presence, initially in southern and central Japan (1543-1639), diplomatic relations between the two countries were formally established by the Treaty of Peace, Friendship and Commerce, signed in 1860 by King Pedro V and the Emperor of Japan.
In 2010 the Portuguese and Japanese authorities, along with their civil societies, celebrated in Portugal and Japan 150 years since the signing of the Treaty of Peace, Friendship and Commerce. This treaty, in 1860, marked the beginning of the Luso-Japanese diplomatic relations. This is still the basic document of the current bilateral relationship.