Japan-Central African Republic Relations

May 19, 2022

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

  • 1960 (recognition of the State)

Japanese Nationals:

  • Number of Japanese nationals residing in the Central African Republic: 1 (May 2022)
  • Number of Central African Republican nationals residing in Japan: 14 (June 2021)

Trade with Japan (2020):

  • Exports: 148 million yen (timber, etc.)
  • Imports: 51 million yen (machinery and transport equipment, medical products, machine tools, etc.)

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

VIP Visits

From Japan to the Central African Republic (since 1990):
Year Name
Nov. 2005 Members of the Japan-AU Parliamentary Friendship League
May 2018 State Minister for Foreign Affairs, SATO
From the Central African Republic to Japan (since 1990):
Year Name
Nov. 1990 President of the Republic, KOLINGBA (Ceremony of the Enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor)
Feb. 1991 Minister of Public Works, NANA
Apr. 1991 Minister of Economy, BINGABA
Feb. 1992 Secretary of State of External Relations, YABORO
Jul. 1992 Minister of Public Works, NANA
Oct. 1993 Minister of Economy, BINGABA (TICAD)
Minister of Finance, DOKUNA (TICAD)
Jun. 1994 Minister of Energy, MASSI
Feb. 1995 Minister of Agriculture, BADEKARA
Sep. 1995 Minister in Charge of Foreign Affairs, BEDAYA NGARO (Funeral of Mr. FUKUDA, ex-Prime Minister)
Minister of Public Works, BEKETTE
Nov. 1997 Minister for Foreign Affairs, METE-YAPENDE
Oct. 1998 Minister for Foreign Affairs, METE-YAPENDE (TICAD II)
Minister of Plan, BREMAIDOU (TICAD II)
Aug. 2001 Minister of Health and Population, KALITE
Oct. 2001 Minister of Equipment, Transport and Settlement, TOBY-KOTAZO
Dec. 2001 Minister of State to the Minister of Economy and Planning in charge of International Cooperation, EREGANI (TICAD Ministerial Meeting)
Feb. 2007 Minister of Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and Francophonie, ZOUMARA
May 2008 President of the Republic, BOZIZE (TICAD IV)
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and Francophonie,
KOMBO-YAYA
May 2018 Minister of Foreign Affairs and Central Africans Abroad, DOUBANE
Oct. 2018 Minister of Foreign Affairs and Central Africans Abroad, DOUBANE (TICAD Ministerial Meeting)
Aug. 2019 President of the Republic, TOUADERA (TICAD7)
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Central Africans Abroad, BAIPO-TEMON (TICAD7)
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