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(AGI) - Rome, July 3 - Europe and Japan are growingincreasingly close, aiming together to confront the economiccrisis. The conference hosted in Rome and entitled"Europe-Japan a necessary convergence: a free exchangenegotiation" was organised to analyse the current situation, inview of a new round of talks in Tokyo next week. The eventorganised by the Italy Japan Foundation and the Italy-JapanBusiness Group and sponsored by Stefano Dambruoso, president ofthe renewed parliamentary Italy-Japan Association, was attendedthe Foreign Ministry's Under Secretary Benedetto Della Vedova,Ambassador Umberto Vattani, president of the Italy-JapanFoundation and the deputy head negotiator for the EU-Japanagreement, Antonio Parenti. Japan was represented, amongothers, by the Japanese Ambassador to Italy, Masaharu Kohno,and deputy Minister for Finance, Trade and Industry NorihikoIshiguro. "This is an extremely important agreement, alongsidethe one Europe is negotiating with the United States," saidDella Vedova, "the real challenge for Italy are reforms forgrowth, the most expensive ones. Reform in the agriculturalsector is not secondary for Japan just as judicial and labourmarket reform is important for Italy." These are two countriessharing a need to improve their economies and that haverecently embarked on reforms. "Communications between theItalian and Japanese governments have increased day by day inan amazing manner," said Ambassador Khono, remarking on thethree meetings held by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and hisJapanese colleague Shinzo Abe over recent months. The FreeTrade Agreement, started in 2009, has accelerated to the pointthat Abe expressed the hope that the agreement will be signedin 2015. (AGI). . (AGI) - Rome, July 3 - Europe and Japan are growingincreasingly close, aiming together to confront the economiccrisis. The conference hosted in Rome and entitled"Europe-Japan a necessary convergence: a free exchangenegotiation" was organised to analyse the current situation, inview of a new round of talks in Tokyo next week. The eventorganised by the Italy Japan Foundation and the Italy-JapanBusiness Group and sponsored by Stefano Dambruoso, president ofthe renewed parliamentary Italy-Japan Association, was attendedthe Foreign Ministry's Under Secretary Benedetto Della Vedova,Ambassador Umberto Vattani, president of the Italy-JapanFoundation and the deputy