Japan-Madagascar Relations

October 29, 2019

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

  • 5 July, 1960 (Date of the recognition of the State)

Japanese Nationals:

  • Number of Japanese nationals residing in the Republic of Madagascar: 140 (as of Oct. 2017)

Trade with Japan (2018):

  • Exports: 26.9 billion (Nickel, Cobalt, Spices, Clothing, Seafood)
  • Imports: 1.7 billion (Automobiles, Medical supplies, Tires)

Japan's Economic Cooperation (cumulative total until fiscal 2016):

Recent VIP Visits

From Japan to the Republic of Madagascar:
Year Name
2007 Jan. Special Envoy of the Prime Minister, Mineichi IWANAGA (Member of the House of Representatives)
2007 Aug. His Imperial Highness Prince Akishino and Her Imperial Highness Princess Mako of Akishino
2008 Sep. Senior Vice Minister of Economy, Trade and Indastry, Takamori Yoshikawa
2010 Sep. Member of the House of Representatives, Yasutoshi Nishimura
2014 Jan. Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Hirotaka Ishihara
2014 Jun. Senior Vice Minister of the Environment, Tomokatsu Kitagawa
2015 Apr. Senior Vice Minister of Economy, Taishiro Yamagiwa
2015 Dec. ODA Investigation mission of the House of councillors
2016 Aug. Member of the House of Representatives, Yasunori Nishimura
2017 Feb. Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Takumi Ihara
2017 Jun. State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kentaro Sonoura
2017 Jul. State Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Shinsuke Suematsu
2018 Aug. State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Masahisa Sato
2019 Jan. Special Envoy of the Prime Minister, Kenya Akiba
2019 Feb. State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Yoshihiro Seki
2019 Mar. Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kenji Yamada
From the Republic of Madagascar to Japan:
Year Name
2008 May President, RAVALOMANANA, Minister of Foreign Affairs, RANJEVA (TICAD IV)
2015 Jun. Minister of Foreign Affairs, ATALLAH
2016 Mar. Minister of Agricalture, RAVATOMANGA
Minister of Interior and Decentralization, MAHAFALY
2016 Oct Minister of Youth and Sports, ANDRIAMOSARISOA
2017 Jul. Secretary of State in Charge of Cooperation and Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, RAFATROLAZA
2017 Dec. President of the Republic, RAJAONARIMAMPIANINA (Official Visit)
Minister of Foreign Affairs, RABARY-NJAKA
Minister in charge of the Presidential Projects, Territory Planning and Equipment (M2PATE), RAMANANTSOA
Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, RANDRIARIMANANA
Minister of Transport and Meteorology, BEBOARIMISA
Minister of Health, ANDRIMANARIVO (UHC Forum)
2018 Oct. Minister of Foreign Affairs, DOVO (TICAD Ministerial Meeting)
Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, RANDRIARIMANANA (TICAD Ministerial Meeting)
2019 Aug. President of the Republic, RAJOELINA (TICAD7)
Minister of Foreign Affairs, ANDRIANTSITOHANA
Minister of Agriculture and Livestock and Fishing, RANARIVELO
2019 Oct. President of National Assembly, RAZANAMAHASOA (Ceremonies of the Accession to the Throne of His Majesty the Emperor)
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