Cavas Freixenet, in San Sadurní de Noya.
Julio García. Madrid.
The Spanish company producing the cava Freixenet and the Japanese one dedicated to the motor Mitsubishi Corporation have been awarded by the Foundation Council Spain-Japan Awards in its fourth edition.
These awards recognize the work of two people, institutions or entities, one of Spanish nationality and another of Japanese nationality, standing out because of their contribution to a greater level of interrelation between both countries on the economic, cultural, social, educational or scientific level.
The secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Gonzalo de Benito, participated in the awards ceremony, where the president of the Foundation, Josep Piqué, gave the award to Freixenet’s president, José Luis Bonet, and to the former president and senior adviser of Mitsubishi Corporation, Mikio Sasaki.
This edition has focused on the economic sector. That is the reason why the clear example of success of Freixenet’s export to Japan, one of the most demanding markets of the world, has been highlighted having a persevering and efficient business strategy, which has been able to position this country as the third most important market for the Group.
Mitsubishi Corporation, for its part, represents a historical and great Japanese business mix that has a large presence of activity in Spain, initially focused on importation and exportation, and more recently deploying an important investing activity in strategic sectors.
Gonzalo de Benito highlighted the good relations Spain-Japan
The secretary of the State, Gonzalo de Benito, highlighted the opportunity that these awards offer to gather an important representation of the administration and the civil society connected to Japan, and emphasized the value of the wonderful state of the Spanish-Japanese relations.
He also expressed his wish to continue going deeper into the exchanges with Japan on every level, using the opportunity of the relaunch of bilateral relations that the Dual Year Spain-Japan has meant.
The Foundation Council Spain-Japan is a private entity promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs whose sponsorship includes companies and institutions linked to Japan and that has as an objective to permanently set a focal point on bilateral relations of Spain and contribute to raise the level of cooperation on every field.