The visit of Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Bucharest was a very important moment in the relation between the two countries, especially as it was the first official visit of a Japanese PM to Romania in 100 years.
However, the timing was not the best, as Shinzo Abe’s Romanian counterpart Mihai Tudose resigned the evening before the visit. Thus, no member of the government went to welcome the Japanese prime minister at the airport, and the Japanese official had to cancel the meeting with the Romanian prime minister. He went to visit the Village Museum in Bucharest instead, and later had a meeting with president Klaus Iohannis.
Thus, some Romanians felt the need to apologize to the Japanese prime minister for the “lack of respect” and “great incompetence” of the ruling party PSD, local media reported. They used social media, posting messages on the Facebook page of the Embassy of Japan in Romania (over 180 comments to date).
Sources: Mediafax and Facebook.