Japan-Zambia Relations

October 29, 2019

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

  • Established in October 1964

Japanese Nationals:

  • Number of Japanese nationals residing in Zambia: 252 (as of June 2018)

Trade with Japan (2018):

  • Exports: 18,513 million Yen (copper, cobalt, tobacco)
  • Imports: 6,428 million Yen (automobile, car parts, general machinery, construction equipement)

Japan's Economic Cooperation (Cumulative total as of 2016):

VIP Visits

From Japan to Zambia:
Year Name
1983 Mar.Their Imperial Highnesses the Crown Prince and Crown Princess
1999 Dec.Their Imperial Highnesses Prince and Princess Takamado
2012 Jan.Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs KATO Toshiyuki
2012 Feb.ODA Investigation mission of the House of councillors
2014 Jun.Their Imperial Highnesses Prince and Princess Akishino
2014 Oct.Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs NAKANE Kazuyuki
2015 Dec.Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs KIKAWADA Hitoshi
2016 Mar.Parliamentary mission to the 134th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union
2016 MayParliamentary Vice-Minister of Finance OOKA Toshitaka
2017 Jan.State Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism SUEMATSU Shinsuke
2017 Jun.Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs TAKEI Shunsuke
2018 Jul.Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs HORII Manabu
From Zambia to Japan:
Year Name
1980 Sep.H.E. Dr. K Kaunda, President
1993 Oct.Hon. R Penza, Minister of Finance (TICAD)
1998 Oct.Hon. E Nawakwi, Minister of Finance (TICAD II)
2003 Sep.H.E. Mr. Mwanawasa, President (TICAD III)
2005 Jan.H.E. Mr. Mwanawasa, President and Madam Mwanawasa
2008 MayH.E. Mr. Mwanawasa, President and Madam Mwanawasa (TICAD IV)
2010 Jan.Hon. Situmbeko Musokotwane, Minister of Finance and National Plannings
2010 Jul.Hon. Kapembwa Simbao, Minister of Health
2010 Oct.Hon. Dr. Brian Chituwo, Minister of Science, Technology and Vocational Training
2010 Oct.Hon. Catherine Namugala, Minister of Environment
2011 Mar.Hon. Felix Mutati, Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry
2012 Oct.H.E. Mr. Michael Chilufya Sata, President
2012 Dec.H.E. Mr. Given Lubinda, Minister of Foreign Affairs
2013 MayHon,Mr.Yamfwa Mukanga, Minister of Mines, Energy and Water Development
2013 Jun.H.E. Mr. Michael Chilufya Sata, President (TICAD V)
2013 Oct.Hon. Wilbur Simuusa, Minister of Foreign Affairs ,Hon. Harry Kalaba, Minister of Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection
2015 Mar.H.E. Mrs. Inonge Wina, Vice President
2015 MayHon, Mr. Christopher Bwalya Yaluma, Minister of Mines, Energy and Water Development
2018 Oct.Hon, Mr. Joseph Malanji, Minister of Foreign Affairs
2018 Dec.H. E. Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President
Hon. Freedom Chomba Sikazwe, Minister of Presidential Affairs
Hon. Joseph Malanji, Minister of Foreign Affairs
Hon. Margaret Mwanakatwe, Minister of Finance
Hon. Christopher Bwalya Yaluma, Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry
Hon. Ronald Kaoma Chitotela, Minister of Housing and Infrastructure Development
2019 Aug.H. E. Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President (TICAD7)
Hon. Freedom Chomba Sikazwe, Minister of Presidential Affairs
Hon. Joseph Malanji, Minister of Foreign Affairs
Hon. Christopher Bwalya Yaluma, Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry
2019 Oct. Hon. Joseph Malanji, Minister of Foreign Affairs (Ceremonies of the Accession to the Throne of His Majesty the Emperor)
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