Donat P. Marxer to Serve as Honorary Consul-General of Japan in Liechtenstein

Honorary Consul-General Dr. Marxer and Ambassador Honda
Embassy of Japan
News release
Berne, March 21, 2017

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan has appointed Dr. Donat P. Marxer as Honorary Consul-General in the Principality of Liechtenstein. For the purpose of his new mission, Dr. Marxer received an official authorization from the Director of the Office for Foreign Affairs of the Principality of Liechtenstein on March 16, 2017. During his five-year term as honorary consul-general, Dr. Marxer will be tasked with the promotion of economic and cultural exchanges and relations between the Principality of Liechtenstein and Japan, and their people. He will report to H. E. Mr. Etsuro Honda, Ambassador of Japan to Liechtenstein in Berne.

Liechtenstein and Japan established official diplomatic relations in 1996, and after more than 20 years of friendly relations, the need to take those relations to a higher level naturally led the Embassy of Japan to Liechtenstein to consider the possibility of having a representative on the spot.

"We are thankful to have Donat P. Marxer as our newly-installed Honorary Consul-General. Having someone stationed in Liechtenstein who can consistently promote the existing relationships between our two countries and help develop new ones is very important," says Ambassador Honda.

Dr. Marxer is the director of Medipolan, a company active in the field of management consulting based in Schaan, and the board member of various companies, foundations and associations in Liechtenstein. As a very well-known and respected figure in Liechtenstein, he can actively encourage actions to familiarize the people of Liechtenstein to the many facets of Japan.

Dr. Marxer’s strong connection to Japan dates back to his appointment as member of the executive management board of Hilti Japan in the middle of the 1990’s. His good knowledge of the country will help facilitate mutual understanding and build bridges between the two countries.

The Honorary Consulate-General is located at Landstrasse 151, FL-9494 Schaan. Dr. Marxer may be contacted by the following means: phone +423 237 57 97, fax +423 237 57 48.