Japan-Djibouti Relations

June 11, 2021

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: 27 (October. 2020)
  • Number of Djiboutian nationals residing in Japan: 13 (June. 2020)

Trade with Japan (2020):

  • Exports: 89 million yen (fishery products)
  • Imports: 1.04 billion yen (automobiles, iron and steel, general machinery)

Japan's Economic Cooperation:

VIP Visits (2010~)

From Japan to Djibouti:
Year Name
Aug 2010 Special committee of antipiracy of the House of Representatives
Dec. 2010 Vice-Minister of Defense, HIROTA Hajime
Jan. 2011 State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, MATSUMOTO Takeaki
Jul. 2011 State Secretary of Defense, OGAWA Katsuya
Dec. 2011 State Secretary of Defense, WATANABE Shu
Jan. 2012 Member of the House of Councillors, SATO Masahisa
Nov. 2012 Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense, ONO Motohiro
Apr. 2013 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, ABE Toshiko
Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense, SATO Akira
Aug. 2013 Prime Minister, ABE Shinzo
May 2014 Minister of Defense, ONODERA Itsunori
Jan. 2015 Minister of Defense, NAKATANI Gen
May 2015 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, UTO Takashi
Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense, ISHIKAWA Hirotaka
Dec. 2015 ODA Investigation mission of the House of councillors
Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, KIKAWADA Hitoshi
Parliamentary Group for Friendship between Japan-African Union
May 2016 Special Envoy of Prime Minister, ONODERA Itsunori
Aug. 2016 Minister of Defense, INADA Tomomi
Sep 2016 Member of the House of Representatives, WATANABE Hiromichi
May 2017 Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense, MIYAZAWA Hiroyuki
Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs, TAKEI Shunsuke
Sep 2017 State Minister of Defense, YAMAMOTO Tomohiro
Nov. 2017 State Minister for Foreign Affairs, SATO Masahisa
Mar. 2019 Special Advisor to the Prime Minister, SONOURA Kentaro
Dec. 2019 Special Advisor to the Prime Minister, KIHARA Minoru
Dec. 2019 Minister of Defense, KONO Taro
Feb. 2020 State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, MATSUMOTO Yohei
From Djibouti to Japan:
Year Name
Mar. 2010 Minister of Health, Abdallah Abdillahi Miguil
Oct. 2010 Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, and Hydraulic resources, Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed
Dec. 2010 President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh
Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mahamoud Ali Youssouf
May 2011 Secretary General to the Presidency, Ismael Houssin Tani
Jun. 2013 President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh (TICAD V)
Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mahamoud Ali Youssouf (TICAD V)
Nov. 2013 Former Prime Minister, Dileita Mohamed Dileita
Nov. 2014 Commander of the Navy, Abdourahman Aden Cher
May 2015 President of the National Assembly, Mohamed Ali Houmed
Nov. 2016 Djibouti Armed Forces Chief of Staff, Taher Ali Mohamed
Aug. 2018 Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mahmoud Ali Youssouf
Oct. 2018 Secretary General of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mohamed Ali Hassan
Feb. 2019 Secretary General of the Primature, Naguib Abdallah Kamil
Aug. 2019 President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh (TICAD 7)
Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mahamoud Ali Youssouf (TICAD 7)
Oct. 2019 Prime Minister Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed (Ceremony of Enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor)
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