Japan-Georgia Relations

Japan-Georgia Relations (Basic Data)

November 1, 2018

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

  • Established on 3rd August 1992.
  • Embassy of Japan opened in Tbilisi on 1 January 2009
  • Embassy of Georgia opened in Tokyo in February 2007

Japanese Nationals:

  • Number of Japanese nationals residing in Georgia: 45 (Oct. 2017)

Trade with Japan (2017):

  • Exports to Japan: 1.5 billion yen (clothing, aluminum and aluminum alloys, chemicals, metalliferous ores and scrap, wine)
  • Imports from Japan: 21.4 billion yen (motor vehicles, rubber tires and tubes, machinery)

Japan's Official Development Assistance:

  • List of Exchange of Notes
  • Loans: 27.464 billion yen (the total till FY 2016)
  • Grants: 11.441 billion yen (the total till FY 2016)
  • Technical cooperation: 2.270 billion yen (the total till FY 2016)

Cultural Grant (cumulative total fiscal 1975-2016):

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

VIP Visits

From Japan to Georgia
Year Name
1997 Aug. Mr. Taro NAKAYAMA, the Member of the House of Representatives
1999 Oct. The Caucasus Friendship Mission (Headed by Mr. Taro NAKAYAMA, the Member of the House of Representatives)
2006 Jul. Ms. Akiko YAMANAKA, Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs
2006 Aug. Mr. Ichiro AISAWA, the member of the House of Representatives
2007 May Mr. Masakazu SEKIGUCHI, Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs
2009 May Mr. Yasutoshi NISHIMURA, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2013 Nov. Mr. Takao MAKINO, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2014 Jul. Mr. Ichiro AISAWA, the member of the House of Representatives
2015 May Mr. Kentaro SONOURA, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2015 May Mr. Isshu SUGAWARA, State Minister of Finance
2017 Jan. Mr. Ryosei TANAKA, State Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
2017 Jun. Mr. Motome TAKISAWA, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2018 Sep. Mr. Taro KONO, Minister for Foreign Affairs
From Georgia to Japan
Year Name
1992 Oct. Mr. CHIGVAIDZE, Minister of Foreign Affairs (to attend to the Tokyo Conference to Assist to Former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)
1997 Dec. Mr. LEKISHVILI, State Minister (invitation by the private sector)
1999 Mar. Mr. SHEVARDNADZE, President
2001 Jun. Mr. MENAGARISHVILI, Minister of Foreign Affairs (to attend the Three Caucasus States Exhibition)
2005 Sep. Mr. CHOGOVADZE, Economic Development Minister (as the Guest of the Expo 2005 Aichi Japan)
2007 Mar. Mr. SAAKASHVILI, President
2009 Mar. Mr. VASHADZE, Minister of Foreign Affairs
2010 Mar. Mr. VASHADZE, Minister of Foreign Affairs
2010 Sep. Ms. KOBALIA, Minister of Economic and Sustainable Development
2012 Jun. Mr. GILAURI, Prime Minister
2012 Jul. Mr. VACHADZE, Minister of Foreign Affairs
2013 May Ms. PANJIKIDZE, Minister of Foreign Affairs
2014 Oct. Mr. PAPUASHVILI, President of the Constitutional Court of Georgia
2014 Oct. Mr. MARGVELASHVILI, President
2015 Nov. Ms. KHIDASHELI, Minister of Defence
2016 Feb. Mr. USPASHVILI, Speaker of the Parliament
2016 May Ms. SANIKIDZE, Minister of Education and Science
2016 Jun. Mr. KHADURI, Minister of Finance
2016 Nov. Mr. ELOSHVILI, Minister of Energy
2017 May Mr. KUMSISHVILI, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance
2017 Jun. Mr. JANELIDZE, Minister of Foreign Affairs
2017 Sep. Mr. KAKHISHVILI, Minister of Corrections