Japan-Azerbaijan Relations

June 10, 2022

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

  • Established on 7th September 1992.
  • Embassy of Japan opened in Baku on 21 January 2000.
  • Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan opened in Tokyo on 12 October 2005.

Japanese Nationals:

  • Number of Japanese nationals residing in Azerbaijan: 29 (October 2021)

Trade with Japan (2020):

  • Exports from Japan: 4.0 billion yen (iron and steel products, motor vehicles, machinery, rubber tires and tubes, etc.)
  • Imports to Japan: 545 million yen (non-ferrous metals, wine, electrical machinery, etc.)

Japan's Official Development Assistance:

  • List of Exchange of Notes
  • Loans: 101.200 billion yen (the total till FY 2019)
  • Grants: 10.247 billion yen (the total till FY 2019)
  • Technical cooperation: 3.596 billion yen (the total till FY 2019)

Cultural Grant (cumulative total fiscal 1975-2021):

  • 297 million yen (Cultural Grant Aid and Grassroots Grant Aid)

VIP Visits

From Japan to Azerbaijan
Year Name
1999 May Mr. KOUMURA, Minister for Foreign Affairs
1999 Oct. The Caucasus Friendship Mission (headed by Mr. Taro NAKAYAMA, the member of the House of Representatives)
2002 Jul. Mr. Seiken SUGIURA, Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs (Head of the Silk Road Energy Mission)
2003 Feb. Mr. Tetsuro YANO, Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2003 Sep. Mr. MOTOOKA, Vice-chairman of the House of Councilors
2004 Aug. Mr. Akira AMARI, member of the House of Representatives (Head of the Japan-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Friendship Association)
2005 Jan. Mr. Ichiro AISAWA, Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2005 Jul. Mr. Yoshiaki HARADA, member of the House of Representatives
2005 Dec. Mr. YAMAGIWA, member of the House of Representatives
2006 Jul. Ms. Akiko YAMANAKA, Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs
2007 Aug. Ms. Midori MATSUSHIMA, Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs
2008 Jun. Ms. Akiko YAMANAKA, member of the House of Representatives
2009 Apr. Mr. Yasutoshi NISHIMURA, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2011 May Mr.Hisashi TOKUNAGA, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2014 Apr. Mr. Takao MAKINO, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2015 Jan. Mr. Minoru KIUCHI, State Minister for Foreign Affairs
2015 Apr. Mr. Kenichiro UENO, Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Land, Infrastructure , Transport and Tourism
2015 May Mr. Taro ASO, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance
2015 Oct. Mr. Akira AMARI, Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy
2016 May Mr. Kazunori TANAKA, Director-General, International Bureau, Liberal Democratic Party
2016 Aug. Mr. Motome TAKISAWA, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2017 Feb. Mr. Yoshifumi MATSUMURA, State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
2017 Sep. Mr. Manabu HORII, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2018 May Mr. Daisaku HIRAKI, Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
2018 Sep Mr. Taro KONO, Minister for Foreign Affairs
2019 Sep Mr. Kenji YAMADA, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2022 May Mr. Taro HONDA, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
From Azerbaijan to Japan
Year Name
1992 Oct. Mr. GASUIMOV, Minister of Foreign Affairs (to attend to the Tokyo Conference on Assistance to The New Independent States)
1996 May Mr. ARIEV, President of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) and Mr. ALIEV, Vice President of SOCAR
1998 Jan. Mr. RASI-ZADE, Prime Minister (to attend to the Consultative Group Meeting for Azerbaijan hosted by World Bank)
1998 Feb. Mr. ALIEV, President
1999 Mar. Mr. SHARIFOV, Deputy Prime Minister
1999 Oct. Mr. SHARIFOV, Deputy Prime Minister (to attend the Japan-Azerbaijan Joint Economic Conference)
2001 Jun. Mr. GULIYEV, Minister of Foreign Affairs (to attend the Three Caucasus States Exhibition)
2001 Nov. Mr. SHARIFOV, Deputy Prime Minister (to attend the Japan-Azerbaijan Joint Economic Conference)
2005 May Mr. SHARIFOV, Deputy Prime Minister (as the Guest of the Expo 2005 Aichi Japan)
2006 Mar. Mr. ALIEV, President
2008 Feb. Mr. SHARIFOV, Deputy Prime Minister (to attend the Japan-Azerbaijan Joint Economic Conference)
2009 May Mr. MARDANOV, Minister of Education
2009 Jun. Mr. MAMMADYAROV, Minister of Foreign Affairs
2010 May Mr. SHARIFOV, Deputy Prime Minister (to attend the Japan Azerbaijan Joint Economic Conference)
2013 Dec. Mr. ABBASOV, Minister of Communications and Information Technologies
2014 Feb. Mr. SHARIFOV, Deputy Prime Minister (to attend the Japan Azerbaijan Joint Economic Conference)
2014 Jun. Majors of the Republic of Azerbaijan (headed by Mr. Huseyn MOVSUMOV, Deputy Director, Regional administration and self-governance affairs division, Presidential Administration)
2015 Apr. Mr. ASADOV, Speaker of Milli Mejlis (Parliament)
2015 Aug. Mr. HASANOV, Deputy Prime Minister
2016 Feb. The New Azerbaijan Party (YAP) delegation
2016 Mar. Dr. HASANOV, Assistant of the President
2016 Oct. Mr. BABAYEV, Chairman of Azerbaijan-Japan Inter-parliamentary Friendship Group
2016 Oct. Mr. RAHIMOV, Minister of Youth and Sports
2017 May Mr. SHARIFOV, Minister of Finance
2017 Oct. Mr. BABAYEV, Chairman of Azerbaijan-Japan Inter-parliamentary Friendship Group
2019 Mar. Mr. Mikayil JABBAROV, Minister of Taxes
2019 Oct. Mr. ASADOV, Chairman of Milli Majlis (Parliament)
2019 Nov. Mr. BABAYEV, Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources (to attend the Japan Azerbaijan Joint Economic Conference)
2021 Mar. Mr. MAMMADOV, Minister of Justice (to attend the 14th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice)
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