Japan-Malaysia Relations

July 25, 2018

Basic Data

Diplomatic relations:

  • Established in 1957

Number of Residents:

  • Number of Japanese nationals residing in Malaysia: About 23,693 (October 2016)
  • Number of Malaysian nationals residing in Japan: 18,821 (June 2017)

Trade with Japan:

  • Exports: JPY 1,878 billion for 2016 (LNG, electronic devices, chemical products)
  • Imports: JPY 1,318 billion for 2016 (electronic devices, machinery, cars)

Direct Investment from Japan:

  • USD 887 million (2016)

Japan's Economic Cooperation:

  • List of Exchange of Notes
  • Loans: JPY 976 billion (Cumulative Total in FY2015)
  • Grants: JPY 14 billion (Cumulative Total in FY2015)
  • Technical Cooperation: JPY 115.6 billion (Cumulative Total in FY2015)

VIP Visits

From Japan to Malaysia
November 2003Foreign Minister Yoriko Kawaguchi
December 2005Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi
Foreign Minister Taro Aso
June 2006Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko
July 2006Foreign Minister Taro Aso
August 2007Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
October 2011Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba
July 2013Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
August 2015Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida
November 2015Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
April 2017Crown Prince Naruhito
From Malaysia to Japan
June 2003Prime Minister Mahathir
December 2003Prime Minister Abdullah
June 2004Prime Minister Abdullah
March 2005King Syed Sirajuddin
May 2005Prime Minister Abdullah
May 2006Prime Minister Abdullah
May 2007Prime Minister Abdullah
May 2008Prime Minister Abdullah
April 2010Prime Minister Najib
October 2012King Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah
December 2013Prime Minister Najib
May 2014Prime Minister Najib
May 2015Prime Minister Najib
November 2016Prime Minister Najib

Cultural Grant (cumulative total fiscal 1975-2016)

  • JPY 1,561.5 million (Cultural Grant Aid)
  • JPY 25.3 million (Grant Assistance for Cultural Grassroots Projects)
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