Japan-Kazakhstan Relations

Japan-Kazakhstan Relations (Basic Data)

June 13, 2018

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

  • Established on 26 January 1992.
  • Embassy of Japan opened in Almaty on 20 January 1993.
  • Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan opened in Tokyo on 22 February 1996.
  • Embassy of Japan moved to Astana on 1 January 2005.

Number of Japanese Residents in Kazakhstan:

  • 163 (as of Oct. 2017)

Trade with Japan (2017):

  • Export to Japan: 141.1 billion yen (ferroalloy, crude oil and petroleum, radioactive elements, nonferrous metals, etc.)
  • Import from Japan: 30.8 billion yen (motor vehicles, machinery for constructions and mining, rubber tire and tubes, etc.)

Direct Investment from Japan:

  • 357 million U.S. dollar (as of 2017)

Japan's Official Development Assistance:

  • List of Exchange of Notes
  • Loan: 95.149 billion yen (the total till FY2015)
  • Grant: 6.268 billion yen (the total till FY2015)
  • Technical Cooperation: 14.179 billion yen (the total till FY2015)

Cultural Grant (cumulative total fiscal 1975-2013):

  • 407.4 million yen (Cultural Grant Aid)
  • 9.6 million yen (Grassroots Grant Aid)

VIP Visits

From Japan to Kazakhstan
Year Name
1992 May Mr. Michio WATANABE, Vice Prime Minister, Minister for Foreign Affairs
1992 Aug. Mr. Masayoshi TAKEMURA, Member of the House of Representatives (Chairman of the Japan-Kazakhstan Parliamentary League)
1996 May Mr. Masayoshi TAKEMURA, Member of the House of Representatives
1997 Jul. Mr. Keizo OBUCHI, Member of the House of Representatives
1997 Sep. Mr. Taro ASO, Minister, Economic Planning Agency
2000 Aug. Mr. Tsutomu HATA, Former Prime Minister
2002 Apr. Mr. Seiken SUGIURA, Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2002 Jul. Mr. Seiken SUGIURA, Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2003 Feb. Mr. Tetsuro YANO, Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2003 Jun. Mr. Hiroyuki MORISHITA, Tsuyoshi SAITO, Member of the House of Councilors
2003 Jun. Mr. Yoshiro MORI, Former Prime Minister
2004 May Mr. Ryutaro HASHIMOTO, Former Prime Minister (the Asia-Pacific Forum for Environment and Development)
2004 Aug. Ms. Yoriko KAWAGUCHI, Minister for Foreign Affairs
2006 Jan. Mr. Nobutaka MACHIMURA, Former Minister for Foreign Affairs
2006 Aug. Mr. Junichiro KOIZUMI, Prime Minister
2007 Apr. Mr. Akira AMARI, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
2007 May Mr. Shinsuke OKUNO, Parliamentary Secretary for Justice
2007 Jun. Mr. Katsuei HIRASAWA, Senior Vice-Minister of Cabinet Office
2008 May Ms. Kanae YAMAMOTO, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry
2010 Aug. Mr. Katsuya OKADA, Minister for Foreign Affairs
2010 Nov. Mr. Yutaka BANNO, Parliamentary Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2011 May Mr. Yukio HATOYAMA, Former Prime Minister
2012 May Mr. Yukio EDANO, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
2012 Sep. Mr. Kazuyuki HAMADA, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2012 Oct. Mr. Yosuke KONDO, State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
2013 Jul. Ms. Yukari SATO, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry
2014 Aug. Mr. Toshimitsu MOTEGI, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
2015 Apr. Mr. Kentaro SONOURA, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2015 Oct. Mr. Shinzo ABE, Prime Minister
2016 Aug. Mr. Motome TAKISAWA, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2017 Jul. House of Representatives delegation (Takeo KAWAMURA, Chairman of the Japan-Kazakhstan Parliamentary Friendship League)
2017 Jul. Mr. Hiroshige SEKO, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
2017 Jul. Mr. Takayuki KOBAYASHI, Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense
2017 Aug. Mr. Kazuyuki NAKANE, State Minister for Foreign Affairs
2017 Aug. Mr. Daisaku HIRAKI, Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
2017 Sep. Mr. Yoji MUTO, State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
2017 Sep. Mr. Kosaburo NISHIME, State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
From Kazakhstan to Japan
Year Name
1992 Oct. Mr. T. SULEIMENOV, Minister of Foreign Affairs
1994 Apr. Mr. N.A. NAZARBAYEV, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
1994 Jun. Mr. M. URKUMBAYEV, Minister of Economic Affairs
1996 Oct. Mr. A. KAZHEGELDIN, Prime Minister
1997 May Mr. U. SHUKEYEV, Minister of Economy and Trade
1998 Mar. Mr. Y. UTEMBAYEV, Chairman, Strategic Planning and Reforms Agency
1998 Oct. Mr. S. BURKITBAYEV, Minister of Transport, Communication and Tourism
1998 Dec. Mr. Y. UTEMBAYEV, Chairman, Strategic Planning and Reforms Agency
1999 Sep. Mr. TOKAEV, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs
1999 Dec. Mr. Nursultan Abishevich NAZARBAYEV, President
2000 Jun. Mr. BAIGELDI, Vice Chairman of Upper Chamber
2000 Dec. Mr. KULEKEYEV, Minister of Economic Affairs
2002 Jan. Mr. ABSEITOV, Subordinate Officer of Foreign Affairs
2002 Dec. Mr. TOKAYEV, Secretary of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs
2005 Jun. Mr. AKHMETOV, Prime Minister
2006 Jun. Mr. ABDRAKHMANOV, Special Envoy of the Government
2006 Nov. Mr. ABYKAYEV, Chairman of Upper Chamber
2006 Dec. Mr. MUKHAMEDZHANOV, Chairman of Lower Chamber
2007 Dec. Mr. YESSIMOU, Minister of Agriculture
2007 Dec. Mr. ORAZBAKOV, Minister of Industry and Trade
2008 Jun. Mr. NAZARBAYEV, President
2008 Dec. Mr. KUL-MUKHAMMED, Minister of Culture and Information
2009 Aug. Mr. SAYDABAYEV, Secretary of State
2010 Mar. Mr. SAYDABAYEV, Secretary of State,Minister for Foreign Affairs
2011 Jul. Mr. ORYNBAYEV,deputy prime minister
2012 Oct. Mr. ORYNBAYEV,deputy prime minister
2012 Nov. Mr. IDRISSOV,Minister of Foreign Affairs
2013 Feb. Mr. ISEKESHEV, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Industry and New Technologies
2013 Apr. Mr. MAMI, Chairman of the Senate
2015 Aug. Ms. Gulshara ABDYKALIKOVA, Secretary of State
2016 Apr. Ms. Gulmira ISINBAYEVA, Vice-Chairwoman of the House
2016 Nov. Mr. Nursultan Abishevich NAZARBAYEV, President
2018 May Mr. Dauren ABAYEV, Minister of Information and Communication

Bilateral Treaties / Agreements

1995.12 Renunciation by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan of Convention on Avoidance of Double Taxation (=Convention between the government of Japan and the government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics for the avoidance of double taxation with respect to taxes on income")
2004.8 Signing of the Agreement on Technical Cooperation between the Government of Japan and the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan
2008.12 Signing of the Convention between Japan and the Republic of Kazakhstan for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income
2009.12 Entry into force of above-mentioned Convention
2010.3 Signing of the Agreement between the government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the government of Japan for Cooperation in the Peaceful Use of Nuclear Energy
2011.5 Entry into force of above-mentioned Agreement
2014.10 Signing of the Agreement between Japan and the Republic of Kazakhstan for the Promotion and Protection of Investment
2015.10 Entry into force of above-mentioned Agreement