Japan-Malawi Relations

February 1, 2022

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

  • Established in July, 1964
  • The Malawian Embassy was established in Tokyo, 1992
  • The Japanese Embassy was established in Lilongwe, 2008

Number of Residents:

  • Number of Japanese nationals residing in Malawi: 99 (Oct. 2021)
  • Number of Malawi nationals residing in Japan: 132 (2021)

Trade with Japan (2020):

  • Exports: 1,149 million Yen (tobacco, nuts, tea, etc.)
  • Imports: 2,350 million Yen (steel product, chemical industry product, electrical machinery, etc.)

Japan's Economic Cooperation (cumulative total as of 2019):

List of Exchange of Notes
Loans: 33,100 million Yen
Grants: 78,069million Yen
Technical cooperation: 47,970million Yen

VIP Visits

From Japan to Malawi
Year Name
1993 State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, KAKIZAWA Koji
2002 State Minister for Foreign Affairs, SUGIURA Seiken
2006 Japan-AU Parliamentary Friendship League (Headed by Mr. OHNO Yoshinori, member of House of Representatives)
2013 Japan-AU Parliamentary Friendship League (Headed by Mr. MIHARA Asahiko, member of House of Representatives)
2017 ODA Investigation mission of the House of Councillors (Headed by Mr. SATO Masahisa)
2017 Chairperson, Japan-AU Parliamentary Friendship League, AISAWA Ichiro
From Malawi to Japan
Year Name
1993 Ministrer of Finance, L.J. Chimango (TICAD)
1994 Minister of Foreign Affairs, Aleke Banda
1995 Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edward Bwanali
1998 Minister of Finance, Cassim Chilumpha (TICAD II)
2003 President, Bakili Muluzi (TICAD III)
2006 President, Bingu wa Mutharika
2008 President, Bingu wa Mutharika (TICAD IV)
2008 Minister of Foreign Affairs, Joys Banda
2013 President, Joyce Banda
2015 Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, George Chaponda
2015 Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, Bright Msaka
2017 Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Henry Amon Robin Mussa
2018 Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Emmanuel Fabiano (TICAD Ministerial Meeting)
2019 Vice President, Everton Herbert Chimulirenj, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Francis Kasaila, Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Ibrahim Salim Bagus, Minister of Transport and Public Works, Ralph Jooma (TICAD7)
2021 Minister of Youth and Sports, Ulemu Msungama (Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games)
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