Japan-Togo Relations

November 9, 2021

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

  • 27 April, 1960 (Date of the recognition of the State)

Japanese Nationals:

  • Number of Japanese nationals residing in the Republic of Togo: 1 (as of Oct. 2020)
  • Number of Togolese nationals residing in Japan: 43 (as of Dec. 2020)

Trade with Japan (2020):

  • Exports: 529million yen (sesame seeds, etc.)
  • Imports: 3.09 billion yen (fibers etc)

Japan's Economic Cooperation (cumulative total until Fiscal Year 2019):

VIP Visits (since 2000)

From Japan to Republic of Togo:
Year Name
Jul. 2006 Mr. MIHARA Asahiko, Mr. MITSUYA Norio, Mr. NISHIMURA Akihiro, Mr. ITO Tadahiko, Members of the House of Representatives, Japan-AU Parliamentary Friendship League
Oct. 2013 Mr. TOGO Tetsuya, Member of the House of Representatives
Jul. 2014 Mr. TOGO Tetsuya, Member of the House of Representatives
Aug. 2018 H.E. Mr. MAKIHARA Hideki, State Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare, Ms. MAKISHIMA Karen, Member of the House of Representatives
From Republic of Togo to Japan:
Year Name
Dec. 2001 H.E.Mr. Simféitchéou Pré, Minister of Planning, Land Development, Housing and Town Planning
Sep. 2003 H.E.Mr. Débaba Balé, Minister of Economy, Finance and Privatization
May 2008 H.E.Mr.Komlan Mally, Prime Minister, H.E.Mr. Léopold Gnininvi, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration (TICAD III)
Feb. 2009 H.E.Mr. Kofi Esaw, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration
Nov. 2010 H.E.Mr. Kofi Esaw, Minister, diplomatic adviser to the President
Jun. 2011 H.E.Mr. Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé, President of the Republic
Jun. 2011 H.E.Ms. Dédé Ahoéfa Ekué, Minister in charge of Planning, Development and Spatial Planning
Nov. 2011 H.E.Mr. Charles Kondi Agba, Minister of Health
Feb. 2012 H.E.Mr. Kofi Esaw, Minister, diplomatic adviser to the President
Oct. 2012 H.E.Mr. Adji Otèth Ayassor, Minister of Economy and Finance (annual meeting of IMF and World Bank)
Jun. 2013 H.E.Mr. Gnassingbé, Président of the Republic, H.E.Mr. Ohin, Foreign Minister, H.E.Mr. Semodji, Planning Minister and H.E.Mr. Dogbe, Grassroots Development Minister (TICAD V)
Sep. 2014 H.E.Ms. Dédé Ahoéfa Ekué, Minister of Social Action, Women Promotion and Literacy (WAW!2014)
Mar. 2015 H.E.Mr.André Johnson, Minister of Environment and Forest Resources
Aug. 2019 H.E. Mr. Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé, President of the Republic, H.E.Ms. Cina Lawson, Minister of Post, Degital Ecomony and Technologic Innovations, H.E.Mr. Robert Dussey, Minister for Foreign Affairs, African Integration and Togolese Abroad, H.E.Mr. Sani Yaya, Minister of Economy and Finance, H.E.Mr. Kodjo Sévon-Tépé Adedze, Minister of Trade, Industry, Development of Private Sector and Promotion of local consumption, H.E.Ms. Zouréatou Tcha-Kondo Kassah-Traoré, Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation, H.E.Mr. Oladokoun Wonou David, Minister of Environment, Sustainable Development and Protection of Nature, H.E.Mr. Koutera Bataka, Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (TICAD7)
Oct. 2019 H.E. Mr. Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé, President of the Republic (Ceremony of the Enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor)
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