Japan-Cyprus Relations

January 25, 2024

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

  • Japan and Cyprus established diplomatic relations in June 1962.

Number of Residents:

  • Japanese nationals in Cyprus: 98 (October 2023)
  • Cypriot nationals in Japan: 56 (June 2023)

Japan’s Trade with Cyprus:

  • Exports: 175 million yen
  • Imports: 111,7 billion yen
  • (Trade Statistics of Japan, 2023)

Japan's ODA to Cyprus:

  • Technical cooperation: 93 million yen (1982-1988)

VIP Visits

From Japan to Cyprus
Year Name
1990 Parliamentary Group headed by Mr. KOMIYAMA Jushiro, member of the House of Representatives (to attend General Council of IPU)
1991 Official mission from the House of Councillors on PKO
1996 Parliamentary Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs OGAWA Hajime
2002 President of Japan-Cyprus Parliamentary Friendship League KAWARA Tsutomu
2013 Official research mission from the House of Representatives on parliamentary systems to Europe
2014 Parliamentary Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs MAKINO Takao
2016 Official research mission from the House of Representatives on economic strategy
2017 State Minister of Finance KIHARA Minoru (to attend the EBRD annual meeting)
2018 State Minister for Foreign Affairs NAKANE Kazuyuki
2019 Advisor to the Prime Minister of Japan on National Security SONOURA Kentaro
From Cyprus to Japan
Year Name
1970 President Makarios, Foreign Minister Spyros Kiprianou
1973 Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Michalakis Kolokasides (to attend a conference related to GATT)
1982 Cypriot Trade Mission headed by Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Georgios Andreou
1984 President Spyros Kiprianou, Foreign Minister Georgios Iakovou
1989 President Georgios Vasiliou, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Takis Nemitsas (to attend the funeral ceremony of late Emperor Showa)
1990 President Georgios Vasiliou (to attend the ceremonies of the ascension to the throne of the Emperor)
1991 Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Takis Nemitsas (to attend exhibition of Cyprus)
1994 Minister of Communications and Works Adamos Adamides
1997 Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides (as a guest of Foreign Ministry)
1999 Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Nikos Rolandis
2000 Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Andreas Pirishis
2004 Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Giorgos Lillikas
2005 Foreign Minister Georgios Iakovou
2007 President of the Cyprus-Japan Friendship group in the House of Representatives Averof Neophytou
2010 Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Nicos Emiliou
2012 Deputy Minister to the President for European Affairs Andreas Mavroyiannis
2013 Under Secretary to the President, Presidency of the Republic of Cyprus Constantinos Petrides
2015 Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides (as a guest of Foreign Ministry)
2018 Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides
2019 Shipping Deputy Minister Natasa Pilides
The First Lady of the Republic of Cyprus Andri Anastasido (to attend the ceremonies of the ascension to the throne of the Emperor)
2022 Shipping Deputy Minister Vassilios Demetriades
President of the Cypriot House of Representatives Annita Demetriou
Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mr. Kornelios Korneliou
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