The eagerly-anticipated opening of the V&A was highlighted to trade and airline contacts during a visit to Japan by Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop.
The attraction, which will open on Dundee’s Waterfront in September, has been pitched as an opportunity to market Scotland as an ideal place for Japanese visitors to live, work and study.
Ms Hyslop said: “The links between culture and tourism and Japan and Scotland are perfectly illustrated at V&A Dundee.
“The museum will showcase the best of Scottish design and has made Dundee a must-visit destination.
“It also demonstrates what can be achieved when our countries work together, with renowned award-winning Japanese architects Kengo Kuma and Associates designing the stunning building in one of Scotland’s vibrant cities.”
The V&A is expected to attract 350,000 visitors each year.
It is the first V&A museum to be created outside London.
The museum design was inspired by Mr Kuma’s travels around Scotland and follows strong historical links between Japan and Scotland.
It has been hailed as a “perfect illustration” of the cultural links between the two countries.
Visit Scotland senior marketing manager Christina Burns said: “V&A Dundee will create an unmissable cultural highlight and will build on the strong links between Scotland and Japan, encouraging more visits to and from one another’s countries.
“Our aim is to extend our famous warm welcome to even more Japanese visitors now and in the years to come.”