Japan-Croatia Relations

Japan-Croatia Relations (Basic Data)

October 24, 2018

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

  • Japan and Croatia established diplomatic relations on March 5, 1993.
  • The Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in Japan was established in September, 1993.
  • The Embassy of Japan in the Republic of Croatia was established in February, 1998.

Japan's Trade with Croatia:

  • Export: 4.2 billion yen (vehicles, machines)
  • Import: 6.3 billion yen (tuna, clothing)

Japan's ODA to Croatia:

  • Grant aid: 950 million yen (cumulative total up to FY2011)
  • Technical cooperation: 978 million yen (cumulative total up to FY2011)

Number of Residents:

  • Japanese nationals in Croatia: 177 (as of October, 2017)
  • Croatian nationals in Japan: 159 (as of June, 2017)

VIP Visits

From Japan to Croatia
Year Name
1995 Minister for Foreign Affairs Yohei Kono
1999 State Secretary for Finance Sadakazu Tanigaki
2000 Representative of the Government Tatsuo Arima
2002 H.I.H. Princess Sayako
2005 Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy Yasufumi Tanahashi
Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Keishiro Fukushima
2007 Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Midori Matsushima
2008 Vice President of the House of Councilors Akiko Santo
2010 Vice Minister for Finance Shinichiro Furumoto
2013 Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Minoru Kiuchi
H.I.H. Prince and Princess Akishino
Senior Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Nobuo Kishi
2014 Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Takao Makino
Minister for Justice Sadakazu Tanigaki
2015 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Kentaro Sonoura
2017 State Minister for Foreign Affairs Nobuo Kishi
2018 Special Advisor to the Prime Minister Kentaro Sonoura
Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Kenji Yamada
From Croatia to Japan
Year Name
1992 Minister of Foreign Affairs Zvonimir Separovic
1993 Minister in the Government Zlatko Matesa
1996 Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mate Granic
1997 President of the Croatian Parliament Vlatko Pavletic
1999 Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Borislav Skegro
2000 Deputy Prime Minister Slavko Linic and Minister of Finance Mato Crkvenac
2001 Minister of Economy Goranko Fizulic
Minister of Tourism Pave Zupan Ruskovic
2002 Minister of Finance Mato Crkvenac
Minister of Foreign Affairs Tonino Picula
Minister of Public Works, Reconstruction and Building Radmir Cacic
2003 Minister of Environmental Protection and Physical Planning Bozo Kovacevic
2004 Minister of the Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship Branko Vukelic
2005 Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Family Affairs, War Veterans, and Intergenerational Soldidarity Jadranka Kosor
Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic
Minister of Finance Ivan Suker
Minister of Culture Bozo Biskupic
2006 Minister of Science, Education and Sports Dragan Primorac
2008 President Stjepan Mesic
2010 President of the Croatian Parliament Luka Bebic
Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Gordan Jandrokovic
2012 Deputy Prime Minister Neven Mimica
Minister of Finance Slavko Linic
2013 Deputy Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Josko Klisovic
2014 Minister of Economy Ivan Vrdoljak
Minister of Tourism Darko Lorencin
Minister of Entrepreneurship Gordan Maras
2015 Prieme Minister Zoran Milanovic

Cultural Exchanges

  • Sister cities: Kyoto-Zagreb, Kawasaki-Rijeka, Hekinan-Pula