Japan-Italy Relations

Japan-Italy Relations (Basic Data)

June 14, 2017

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

  • Established in 1866 with the signing of the Treaty of Amity and Commerce.

Number of Residents:

  • Number of Japanese nationals residing in Italy: 13,808 (2016)
  • Number of Italian nationals residing in Japan: 4,209 (2016)

Trade with Japan (2016)

  • Imports from Japan: 511.4 billion yen (transportation machinery, machines, chemicals, electronic device)
  • Exports to Japan: 951.7 billion yen (machines, bag, medicine, transportation machinery)

Direct Investment from Japan

  • Cumulative total as of end of 2015: 417.7 billion yen

VIP Visits

From Japan to Italy (since 2007)
Year Name
2007 Minister of Defense Fumio Kyuma
Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Takeshi Iwaya
Minister of Justice Kunio Hatoyama
2008 Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda
Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Akira Amari
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries Masatoshi Wakabayashi
Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Masakatsu Koike Speaker of the House of Representatives Yohei Kono
2009 Prime Minister Taro Aso
Minister of Finance Kaoru Yosano
Minister of Finance Syoichi Nakagawa
Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Toshihiro Nikai
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries Shigeru Ishiba
Minister of the Environment Tetsuo Saito
Foreign Minister Hirofumi Nakasone
2010 His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince
2011 Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Yutaka Banno
Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Chiaki Takahashi
2012 Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries Akira Gunji
Chairman of the National Public Safety Commission Tadamasa Kodaira
2014 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (June and October)
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries Yoshimasa Hayashi
Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Toshimitsu Motegi
Minister of Defense Itsunori Onodera
Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy Akira Amari
Minister of Finance Taro Aso
2015 Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries Yoshimasa Hayashi
Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy Akira Amari
Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and technology Hiroshi Hase
2016 Their Imperial Highnesses Prince and Princess Akishino
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance Taro Aso
Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida
Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Hiroshi Hase
State Minister for Foreign Affairs Seiji Kihara
State Minister of Defense Kenji Wakamiya
2017 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida
Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance Taro Aso
Minister of the Environment Koichi Yamamoto
From Italy to Japan (since 2007)
Year Name
2007 Prime Minister Romano Prodi
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Massimo D’Alema
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Culture and Tourism Francesco Rutelli
Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Policies Paolo De Castro
Minister of Family Maria Rosaria Bindi
Minister of Innovation and Technologies Luigi Gino Nicolais
Minister of Economy and Finances Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa
2008 Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi
Minister of Foreign Affairs Franco Frattini
Minister for the Environment and Protection of Land and Sea Stefania Prestigiacomo
Minister of Economy and Finances Giulio Tremonti
Minister of Economic Development Claudio Scajola
2009 President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano
2010 Mayor of Rome Gianni Alemanno
2012 Prime Minister Mario Monti
Minister of Defense Giampaolo Di Paola
Minister of Economy and Finances Vittorio Grilli
2013 Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Marta Dassù
Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno Archi
2015 Prime Minister Matteo Renzi
Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Policies Maurizio Martina
Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Lapo Pistelli
Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Benedetto Della Vedova
2016 Prime Minister Matteo Renzi (G7 Ise-Shima Summit)
Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni (G7 Hiroshima Foreign Minister’s Meeting)
Minister of Economy and Finances Pier Carlo Padoan
Minister of Education, Universities and Research Stefania Giannini
Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Policies Maurizio Martina
Minister for the Environment and Protection of Land and Sea Gian Luca Galletti
Minister of Infrastructure and Transport Graziano Delrio
2017 Minister of Defence Roberta Pinotti