Japan-Cameroon Relations

June 24, 2022

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

  • 1960 (recognition of the State)

Number of Residents:

  • Number of Japanese nationals residing in the Republic of Cameroon: 77 (June 2022)
  • Number of Cameroon nationals residing in Japan: 1,052 (June 2021)

Trade with Japan (2021):

  • Exports: 0.80 billion yen (aluminum and its alloys, timber, cocoa, etc.)
  • Imports: 3.41billion yen (machinery and transport equipment, motorcycles, textile articles, pharmaceutical products, rubber, etc.)

Japan's Economic Cooperation (cumulative total until fiscal 2020):

VIP Visits

From Japan to the Republic of Cameroon (since 2005):
Year Name
Jan. 2005 Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, ONODERA
Aug. 2006 Minister of Justice, SUGIURA
Aug. 2010 Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, SUZUKI
Aug. 2013 Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, ABE
May 2014 Minister for Foreign Affairs, KISHIDA (TICAD Ministerial Meeting)Senior Vice-Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, ETO
May 2018 State Minister for Foreign Affairs, SATO
Jul. 2018 Vice-Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry, OGUSHI
From the Republic of Cameroon to Japan (since 2005):
Year Name
Oct. 1993 Minister of Plan and Territorial Development, KODOCK (TICAD I)
Oct. 1998 Minister of Public Investments and Regional Development, NDIORO (TICAD II)
Sep. 2003 President BIYA (TICAD III)
Jun. 2005 Minister of Commerce, MBARGA ATANGANA
Dec. 2005 Minister of Basic Education, ADAMA
Apr. 2006 President BIYA
Aug. 2006 Minister of Social Affairs,MBOCK
Nov. 2006 Minister of Forestry and Wildlife, NGOLLE NGOLLE
Jan. 2007 Minister of Basic Education, ADAMA
Aug. 2007 Minister of Sports and Physical Education, EDZOA
May 2008 Minister of Economy Planning Regional Development, MOTAZE (TICAD IV)
Oct. 2009 Minister of Basic Education, YOUSSOUF ADIDJA ALIM
Apr. 2010 President of National Assembly, CAVAYE
Mar. 2011 Minister of Industries, Mines and Technological Development, NDANGA NDINGA
Sep. 2012 Minister of Tourism and Leisure, BELO BOUBA
Jun. 2013 Minister of Economy Planning Regional Development, DJOUMESSI
Minister of Foreign Affairs, MOUKOKO (TICAD V)
Oct. 2014 Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, ESSIMI MENYE
Mar. 2015 Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralization, SADI
Jul. 2016 Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, EYEBE AYISSI
Aug. 2019 Minister of External Relations, MBELLA MBELLA (TICAD 7)
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, MBAIROBE (TICAD 7)
Minister of Scientific Research and Innovation, TCHUINTE (TICAD 7)
Minister of Economy, Planning and Regional Development, ALAMINE OUSMANE MEY (TICAD 7)
Ministry of Secondary Education, NALOVA LYONGA (TICAD 7)
Oct. 2019 Prime Minister, DION NGUTE (Ceremony of the Enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor at the Seiden)
Dec. 2019 Minister of Livestock, Fisheries and Animal Industries, TAIGA
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