Japan-Ghana Relations

March 23, 2020

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

  • 6 March, 1957 (Date of the recognition of the State)

Japanese Nationals:

  • Number of Japanese nationals residing in the Republic of Ghana: 351 (as of Oct. 2018)

Trade with Japan (2019):

  • Exports: 13,342 million yen (cacao beans, aluminum including alloys, and feedstuff)
  • Imports: 12,139 million yen (motor vehicles, rubber products including tires, and machinery)

Japan's Economic Cooperation (cumulative total until fiscal 2017):

VIP Visits

From Japan to the Republic of Ghana:
Year Name
May 1993 H.I.H. Prince & Princess TAKAMADO
May 1999 H.E. Mr. HASHIMOTO Ryutaro, Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister (Former Prime Minister)
Jan. 2001 Mr. URABE Kazuyoshi, Assistant to the Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary
Aug. 2001 Mr. MUTO Kabun, Former Foreign Minister
Jul. 2003 Ms. KONNO Misako, UNDP Global Goodwill Ambassador
Jan. 2004 Mr. TANAKA Kazunori, Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
Dec. 2005 Members of the Japan-African Union (AU) Parliamentary Friendship League headed by Mr. MIHARA Asahiko, Member of the House of Representatives
May 2006 Mr. KOIZUMI Junichiro, Prime Minister
Mar. 2007 Mr. SUGIURA Seiken, Ambassador on Special Mission and Member of House of Representatives
April 2008 Mr. NAKAYAMA Yasuhide, Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
Sep. 2008 Mr. NISHIMURA Yasutoshi, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
Mr. MINORIKAWA Nobuhide, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
Jan. 2009 Mr. KOIZUMI Junichiro, Ambassador on Special Mission and Member of House of Representatives
Mar. 2010 H.I.H. The Crown Prince
Feb. 2013 Ms. ABE Toshiko, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
Aug. 2013 Ms. ABE Toshiko, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
Mr. AISAWA Ichiro, Chairman of the Japan-African Union (AU) Parliamentary Friendship League and Other Members of the League
Jul. 2014 Mr. TOGO Tetsuya, Member of House of Representatives and Japan-African Union (AU) Parliamentary Friendship League
May. 2016 Mr. KAWAI Katsuyuki, Special Advisors to the Prime Minister
Jan. 2017 Mr. SAKAI Manabu, Special Envoy of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Member of the House of Representatives and President of the Japan-Ghana Parliamentary Friendship League
May 2017 Mr. SUEMATSU Shinsuke, State Minister for State Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (Ghana-Japan High-Quality Infrastructure Conference)
May 2018 Mr. SONOURA Kentaro, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister
Sep. 2018 Mr. MAKIHARA Hideki, State Minister for Health, Labour and Welfare (Japan-AU Parliamentary Friendship Association)
Jun. 2019 Mr. OTSUKA Takashi, State Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (2nd Ghana-Japan High-Quality Infrastructure Conference)
Jan.2020 Japan-Ghana Parliamentary Friendship League (Official Delegation from the House of Representatives: Mr. SAKAI Manabu, Mr. TAKEMURA Nobuhide, and Mr. MITANI Hidehiro)
     
From the Republic of Ghana to Japan:
Year Name
Oct. 1993 H.E. FLT. LT. Jerry John RAWLINGS, President
H.E. Dr. Kwesi BOTCHWEY, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning (TICAD I)
Feb. 1994 H.E. Dr. Kwesi BOTCHWEY, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning
Dec. 1997 H.E. FLT. LT. Jerry John RAWLINGS, President (Official Working Visit)
H.E. Mr. James Victor GBEHO, Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Ms. Patience ADOW, Regional Minister / Eastern Region
Oct. 1998 H.E. FLT. LT. Jerry John RAWLINGS, President
H.E. Mr. James Victor GBEHO, Minister of Foreign Affairs, (TICAD II)
Jul. 1999 H.E. Mr. Ekwow SPIO-GARBRAH, Minister of Foreign Affairs
Oct. 2002 H.E. Mr. John Agyekum KUFUOR, President (Official Working Visit)
Sep. 2003 H.E. Mr. John Agyekum KUFUOR, President (TICAD III)
Jun. 2004 Hon Mr. Akwasi OSEI-ADJEI, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
Jun. 2005 Hon. Mr. Alan John Kwadwo KYEREMATEN, Minister of Trade and Industry (Expo 2005 Aichi)
Nov. 2006 H.E. Mr. John Agyekum KUFUOR, President
Jan. 2008 H.E. Mr. Daniel Adzei Bekoe, Member of Council of State and Chairman of Ghana Atomic Energy Commission
Mar. 2008 Hon. Mrs. Gladys Cecilia Asmah, Minister for Fisheries
May 2008 H.E. Mr. John Agyekum KUFUOR, President (TICADI V)
Jul. 2008 H.E. Mr. John Agyekum KUFUOR, President (G8 Toyako Summit)
Oct. 2010 H.E. Prof. John Evans Atta MILLS, President
Jun. 2011 Mr. Joseph Yieleh CHIREH, Minister of Health (The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Follow-up Meeting)
Oct. 2011 Hon. Ms. Sherry AYITTEY, Minister of Environment, Science and Technology
Jun. 2013 H.E. Mr. John Dramani MAHAMAPresident (TICAD V)
Nov. 2013 H.E. Mr. Emmanuel Armah-Kofi BUAH, Minister of Energy and Petroleum
Dec. 2013 Hon. Ms. Sherry AYITTEY, Minister of Health
Nov. 2014 Hon. Ms Naana Jane OPOKU-AGYEMANG Minister of Education (UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development)
Mar. 2015 H.E. Mr. Kwesi Bekoe AMISSAH-ARTHUR, Vice-President (Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction)
May 2016 H.E. Mr. John Dramani MAHAMA, President (Official Working Visit)
Jul. 2017 Hon. Mr. Kwaku AGYEMANG-MANU, Minister of Health
Dec. 2017 Hon. Mr. Kwasi AMOAKO-ATTAH, Minister of Roads and Highways
Feb-Mar. 2018 Hon. Mr. Boakye Kyeremateng AGYARKO, Minister of Energy
Mar. 2018 Hon. Seth Kwame ACHEAMPONG, Chairman of Ghana-Japan Parliamentary Friendship Association
Hon. Mr. Kwasi AMOAKO-ATTAH, Minister of Roads and Highways
Apr. 2018 Hon. Mr. Ken OFORI-ATTA, Minister of Finance
Hon. Mr. Kwasi AMOAKO-ATTAH, Minister of Roads and Highways
Jun. 2018 Hon. Ms. Elizabeth Naa Afoley QUAYE, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture
Oct. 2018 Hon. Mrs. Shirley Ayorkor BOTCHWEY, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration
Dec. 2018 H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa AKUFO-ADDO, President
Hon. Mrs. Shirley Ayorkor BOTCHWEY, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration
Aug. 2019 H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa AKUFO-ADDO, President
Hon. Mr. Kwaku AGYEMANG-MANU, Minister of Health
Oct. 2019 H.E. Rebecca AKUFO-ADDO, First Lady
Hon. Mr. Charles OWIREDU, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration
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