Japan-Venezuela Relations

Japan-Venezuela Relations (Basic Data)

October 11, 2017

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

  • Established in 1938 (reestablished in 1952)

Japanese Nationals and Japanese descendants:

  • Number of Japanese nationals residing in Venezuela: 409 (2016)
  • Number of Japanese descendants: 820 (estimated)

Japan's Trade with Venezuela (2012 Trade Statistics of Japan):

  • Exports: 8,480 million yen (machinery, automobile)
  • Imports: 11,235 million yen (aluminium, iron ore, cacao)

Direct Investment from Japan:

  • The cumulative amount of direct investment from Japan till 2011 is $1173 million.

Japan's Economic Cooperation (cumulative total as of Fiscal Year 2015):

  • Loans: none
  • Grants: 1,324 million yen
  • Technical cooperation: 11,119million yen

VIP Visits

From Japan to Venezuela
Year Name
2008 Mr. Nishimura, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2009 Mr. Naito, State Secretary for Internal Affairs and Communications
2010 Mr. Takemasa, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs
2011 Mr. Matsushita, Senior Vice Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
From Venezuela to Japan
Year Name
2002 Mr. Ramírez, Minister of Energy and Mine
2005 Ms. Faria, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources
2009 Mr. Ramírez, Minister of Energy and Petroleum (Mar., Apr., May)
Mr. Chávez, President of the Republic
Mr. Chacón, Minister of Science, Technology and Intermediate Industries
Mr. Morejón, Minister of Tourism
2010 Mr. Ramírez, Minister of Energy and Petroleum
2011 Mr. Ramírez, Minister of Petroleum and Mines
2012 Mr. Ramírez, Minister of Petroleum and Mines
2013 Mr. Ramírez, Minister of Petroleum and Mines

Cultural Exchanges

A Japan Week, organized by the Japanese Embassy, is held every January or February in Caracas.