Japan-Somalia Relations (Basic Data)

October 14, 2014

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

1960. 7 Japan recognized the independence of Somalia
1982. 10 Somalia established an Embassy in Tokyo. (The Embassy was closed in 1990)

(Embassy of Japan in Kenya has been accredited to Federal Republic of Somalia)

Japanese Nationals:

  • Number of Japanese nationals residing in Somalia: 1 (as of October 2012)

Trade with Japan (2008):

  • Exports: 295 million yen
  • Imports: 12 million yen
  • Direct Investment from Japan: none

Japan's Economic Cooperation (Up to FY 2011):

VIP Visits

From Japan to Somalia
Year Name
January 1993 Parliamentary Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mr. Koji Kakizawa
From Somalia to Japan
Year Name
February 2010 "Minister for Foreign Affaires," Ali Ahmed Jama
June 2013 President, H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud (TICAD V)
November 2013 Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, H.E. Mr. Jamal Mohamed Barrow
March 2014 President, H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud