Japan-Liberia Relations

March 26, 2020

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

  • 29 Dec. 1952 Peace Treaty in effect
  • Diplomatic Relation Established in Sep., 1961

Number of Residents:

  • Number of Japanese nationals residing in the Republic of Liberia: 11 (Oct. 2018)

Trade with Japan (2019):

  • Exports: 14,896 million yen (ship, iron ore, etc)
  • Imports: 220,905 million yen (ship, machinery and transport equipment, etc)

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

  • List of Exchange of Notes
  • Loans: 5,800 million yen
  • Grants: 31,715 million yen
  • Technical cooperation: 6,092 million yen

VIP Visits

From Japan to the Republic of Liberia:
Year Name
Jan. 1972 Ambassador on Special Mission, Mr. YOSHIDA Shigenobu
Jul. 1981 Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. AICHI Kazuo
Apr. 2004 Ambassador in Charge of Peacebuilding in Africa, H.E. Mr. SATO Keitaro
Jan. 2006 Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. ITO Shintaro
Jul. 2006 Members of the Japan-African Union (AU) Parliamentary Friendship League headed by Member of the House of Representatives, Mr. OKONOGI Hachiro
Nov. 2006 Ambassador in Charge of Peacebuilding in Africa and Special Envoy for UN Reform, H.E. Mr. SATO Keitaro
Aug. 2013 Members of the Japan-African Union (AU) Parliamentary Friendship League headed by Member of the House of Representatives, Mr. AISAWA Ichiro, Ms. MAKISHIMA Karen
Jan. 2018 Special Envoy of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. SATO Masahisa
From the Republic of Liberia to Japan:
Year Name
Jul. 1970 Vice-President, Hon. Mr. William R. TOLBERT, Jr.
Mar. 1980 Minister for Finance, Hon. Mrs. Ellen JOHNSON-SIRLEAF
Nov. 1983 Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Mr. Ernest EASTMAN
Feb. 1989 Vice President, Hon. Dr. Harry MONIBA (The Funeral Ceremony of Emperor Showa)
Oct. 1998 Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mr. Monie R. CAPTAN (TICADII)
Mar. 2007 President, H.E. Mrs. Ellen JOHNSON-SIRLEAF
May 2008 President, H.E. Mrs. Ellen JOHNSON-SIRLEAF (TICAD IV)
Oct 2012 President, H. E. Mrs. Ellen JOHNSON-SIRLEAF (Annual Meetings of IMF and WB)
Dec 2012 Minister of Lands, Mines and Energy, Hon. Mr. Patrick SENDOLO
May 2013 President, H. E. Mrs. Ellen JOHNSON-SIRLEAF
Minister for Foreign Affairs, H.E.Mr.Augustine K. Ngafuan (TICAD V)
Dec 2013 Minister of Public Works, Hon.Dr. Antoinette WEEKS
Aug. 2015 President, H. E. Mrs. Ellen JOHNSON-SIRLEAF (WAW!2015)
Nov. 2015 Minister of Commerce and Industry, Hon. Mr. Axel Marcel Addy
Oct. 2018 Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Mr. Gbehzohngar M. Findley (TICAD Ministerial Meeting)
Jun. 2019 Vice President, H.E. Dr. Jewel C. Howard-Taylor (WPL Summit 2019)
Aug. 2019 President, H.E. Mr. George Tawlon Manneh Oppong Weah (TICAD7)
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