Japan-Tanzania Relations

Japan-Tanzania Relations (Basic Data)

October 25, 2018

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

Year Diplomatic Relations
1961 Independence of Tanganyika (official recognition)
1964 The United Republic of Tanzania was formed by the Union of Tanganyika and Zanzibar
1966 The Japanese Embassy was established in Tanzania
1970 The Tanzanian Embassy was established in Tokyo

Japanese Nationals (Data: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan)

  • 306 (as of October 2017)

Tanzanian Nationals in Japan (Data: Ministry of Justice of Japan)

  • 437 (as of December 2016)

Trade with Japan (2013):

  • Exports to Japan: 13.3billion yen (coffee, precious metal, sesame, tobacco)
  • Imports from Japan: 35 billion yen (transport, machinery)

Japan's Economic Cooperation (cumulative total as of 2015):

VIP Visits (after 2010)

From Japan to Tanzania:
Year Name
2010 Minister for Foreign Affairs Okada
2012 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Murakoshi
2013 Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Motegi
2014 Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Mitsuya
Their Imperial Highnesses Prince and Princess Akishino
Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Ishihara
2015 Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Kihara
2016 Chairperson, Japan-AU Parliamentary Friendship Association AISAWA
2018 Deputy President, Japan-AU Parliamentary Friendship Association MIHARA
Secretary General. Japan-African Union Parliamentary Friendship Association YAMAGIWA
Minister for Foreign Affairs Sato
From Tanzania to Japan:
Year Name
2010 Prime Minister Pinda
Former President Mkapa
2012 Speaker of the National Assembly Makinda
Minister of Communication, Science and Technology Mbarawa
2013 Minister of Transport Mwakyembe
President Kikwete (TICAD V)
2014 Vice President Bilal
Minister of Education and Vocational Training Kawambwa
2015 Prime Minister Pinda (Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction)
2018 Former President Mkapa (Core Group Meeting of the Eminent Persons Group on Peace and Stability in Africa)
Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation Mahiga (TICAD Ministerial Meeting)