Japan-Niger Relations

Japan-Niger Relations (Basic Data)

March 27, 2019

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

  • 1960 (Recognition of the State)

Number of Residents:

  • Number of Japanese nationals residing in the Republic of Niger: 14 (Oct. 2017)
  • Number of Niger nationals residing in Japan: 26 (Jun. 2018)

Trade with Japan (2018):

  • Exports: 28.79 million yen (articles of jewelry, precious metal etc.)
  • Imports: 570 million (vehicles, machinery etc.)

Japan's Economic Cooperation (as of FY 2016):

  • List of Exchange of Notes
  • Loans: 3.2 billion yen (cumulative total)
  • Grants: 57.63 billion yen (cumulative total)
  • Technical cooperation: 21.17 billion yen (cumulative total)

VIP Visits

From Japan to Republic of Niger:
Year Name
Feb. 1997 Member of the House of Councilors KANNO
Jul. 2006 Members of the House of Representatives MIHARA, MITSUYA, NISHIMURA, ITO
Feb. 2008 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs NAKAYAMA
Jan. 2013 Ambassador for Tokyo International Conference on African Development ITO
From Republic of Niger to Japan (since 2012):
Year Name
Jul. 2012 State Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation, African Integration and Nigeriens Abroad BAZOUM
Oct. 2012 State Minister, Minister of Planning, Territorial Administration and Community Development CISSE
Minister of Finance GILLES
Dec. 2012 State Minister, Minister of Mining TCHIANA
Jun. 2013 State Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation, African Integration and Nigeriens Abroad BAZOUM
Jun. 2015 President ISSOUFOU, State Minister, Minister of Planning, Territorial Administration and Community Development CISSE, Minister, Chief of Staff of the President MAHAMADOU, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation, African Integration and Nigeriens Abroad KANE, Minister of Secondary Education HABIBOU