Japan-Zambia Relations

Japan-Zambia Relations (Basic Data)

April 16, 2018

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

  • Established in October 1964

Japanese Nationals:

  • Number of Japanese nationals residing in Zambia: 281 (as of October 2016)

Trade with Japan (2016):

  • Exports: 2,680 million Yen (cobalt, tobacco, leather)
  • Imports: 5,220 million Yen (automobile, car parts, general machinery)

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

VIP Visits

From Japan to Zambia:
Year Name
1983Their Imperial Highnesses the Crown Prince and Crown Princess
1984Minister of Foreign Affairs Shintaro Abe
1999Their Imperial Highnesses Prince and Princess Takamado
2001Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Seiken Sugiura
2005Senior Vice-Minister for Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Hachiro Okonogi
2012Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Toshiyuki Kato
2014Their Imperial Highnesses Prince and Princess Akishino
2014Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Kazuyuki Nakane
2015Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Hitoshi Kikawada
2016Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Finance Toshitaka Ooka
2017State Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Shinsuke SUEMATSU
2017Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Shunsuke TAKEI
From Zambia to Japan:
Year Name
1990H.E. Dr. K Kaunda, President
1993Hon. R Penza, Minister of Finance (TICAD)
1998Hon. E Nawakwi, Minister of Finance (TICAD II)
2000H.E. Mr. Chiluba, President
2003H.E. Mr. Mwanawasa, President (TICAD III)
2005H.E. Mr. Mwanawasa, President and Madam Mwanawasa
2008H.E. Mr. Mwanawasa, President and Madam Mwanawasa (TICAD IV)
2009Hon. Maxwell Mwale, Minister of Mines and Minerals Development
2010Hon. Situmbeko Musokotwane, Minister of Finance and National Plannings
2010Hon. Kapembwa Simbao, Minister of Health
2010Hon. Dr. Brian Chituwo, Minister of Science, Technology and Vocational Training
2010Hon. Catherine Namugala, Minister of Environment
2011Hon. Felix Mutati, Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry
2012H.E. Mr. Michael Chilufya Sata, President
2012H.E. Mr. Given Lubinda, Minister of Foreign Affairs
2013Hon,Mr.Yamfwa Mukanga, Minister of Mines, Energy and Water Development
2013H.E. Mr. Michael Chilufya Sata, President (TICAD V)
2015H.E. Mrs. Inonge Wina, Vice President
2015Hon, Mr. Christopher Bwalya Yaluma, Minister of Mines, Energy and Water Development

Cultural Exchanges

Yearly Japanese Ambassador's Cup Judo Tournament in Zambia