International Holocaust Remembrance Day was marked in Fukuyama by an event organized under the initiative of the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania and the Honorary Consul General of Lithuania in Fukuyama Shigehiro Komaru, together with the closest allies and partners of both Japan and Lithuania - Ambassadors of the United States, Poland and Israel, and the Consul General of Germany in Osaka.
On December 13, 2022, Ambassador Aurelijus Zykas met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan Yoshimasa Hayashi and received a letter addressed to Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis on the occasion of 100 years of friendship between Japan and Lithuania.
During her visit in Japan Chancellor of the Government Giedrė Balčytytė visited the Lithuanian booth at Tourism Expo Japan held at Tokyo Big Sight, met with the representatives of JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) to discuss possible cooperation in reconstructing Ukraine and with the representatives of Expo2025 Association to officially announce Lithuania's participation in Expo2025 that will take place in Osaka.
On the last day Chancellor attended the state funeral for the late PM of Japan Shinzo Abe and paid her solemn respects and those of the Lithuanian people to the late Prime Minister, who was a close friend and ally of Lithuania and had an enormous contribution to the progressive development of our close bilateral relations.
Ambassador Zykas and agriculture attaché Kristina Mineikiene visited Gifu Prefecture, which has been developing friendly relations with Lithuania. After meeting the governor Hajime Furuta, they visited Gifu University, Chamber of commerce, Lithuanian honorary consulate in Gifu and also met the CEO of Valor company.
Ambassador Zykas visited Hiroshima and participated in the Peace Memorial Ceremony commemorating the Atomic bombing of 1945 August 6. In the context of the ongoing Russian invasion to Ukraine, this ceremony drew the attention of the world and brought new connotations.