Japan-Djibouti Relations

Japan-Djibouti Relations (Basic Data)

August 14, 2017

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

  • 27 in June, 1977 (Date of the recognition of the State)

Number of Residents:

  • Number of Japanese nationals residing in the Republic of Djibouti: 40 (Oct. 2015)
  • Number of Djiboutian nationals residing in Japan: 10 (Dec. 2016)

Trade with Japan (2016):

  • Exports: 35 million yen (reexported article)
  • Imports: 3,689 million yen (chemicals, food)

Japan's Economic Cooperation:

VIP Visits (2009~)

From Japan to Djibouti:
Year Name
May 2009 Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, NISHIMURA
Vice-Minister of Defense, TAKEDA
Jun. 2009 Vice-Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, OKADA
Dec. 2009 State Secretary of Defense, SHINBA
Dec. 2010 Vice-Minister of Defense, HIROTA
Jan. 2011 State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, MATSUMOTO
Jul. 2011 State Secretary of Defense, OGAWA
Dec. 2011 State Secretary of Defense, WATANABE
Jan. 2012 Member of the House of Councillors, SATO
Nov. 2012 Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense, ONO
Apr. 2013 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, ABE
Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense, SATO
Aug. 2013 Prime Minister ABE
May 2014 Minister of Defense, ONODERA
Jan. 2015 Minister of Defense, NAKATANI
May 2015 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, UTO
Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense, ISHIKAWA
Dec. 2015 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, KIKAWADA
May 2016 Special Envoy of Prime Minister, ONODERA
Aug. 2016 Minister of Defense, INADA
May 2017 Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense, MIYAZAWA
Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs, TAKEI
From Djibouti to Japan:
Year Name
Apr. 2009 Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, YOUSSOUF
Nov. 2009 Minister of Health, MIGUIL
Dec. 2009 Minister of Equipment and Transport, BAHDON
Mar. 2010 Minister of Health, MIGUIL
May 2011 Secretary General to the Presidency, TANI
Jun. 2013 President GUELLEH (TICAD V)
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, YOUSSOUF (TICAD V)
Nov. 2013 Former Prime Minister, Dileita
Nov. 2014 Commander of the Navy, Aden Cher
May 2016 President of the National Assembly, Mohamed