Japan-North Macedonia Relations

January 12, 2024

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

  • Japan and North Macedonia established diplomatic relations on March 1994, after the latter gained its independence from the Former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

Japanese Nationals:

  • Number of Japanese Nationals residing in the country: 21 (October, 2023)

Trade with Japan:

  • Exports: 1.86 billion yen (transport equipment, chemical products, electrical equipment, etc.)
  • Imports: 17.8 billion yen (electrical equipment, clothing and accessories, tobacco, etc.)
  • (Trade Statistics of Japan, 2022)

Japan's Economic Cooperation:

  • List of Exchange of Notes
  • Loans: 9.7 billion yen (Zletovica Basin Water Utilization Improvement Project)
  • Grants: 27.825 billion yen (total of 1995- 2021)
  • Technical Cooperation: 5.244 billion yen (total of 1995-2021)

VIP Visits

From Japan to North Macedonia
Year Name
1999 Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. KOUKMURA Masahiko
1999 Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. KONO Yohei
2004 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. ARAI Shogo
2013 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. KIUCHI Minoru
2014 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. MAKINO Takao
2017 State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. NAKANE Kazuyuki
2019 State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Mr. SEKI Yoshihiro
2023 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. FUKAZAWA Yoichi
From North Macedonia to Japan
Year Name
1995 Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Stevo Crvenkovski
1998 Minister of Finance, Mr. Taki Fiti
2000 Minister for Health, Mr. Dragan Dunilouski
2003 Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ms. Ilinka Mitreva
2003 President, Mr. Boris Trajkovski
2011 Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Antonio Milososki
2011 Prime Minister, Mr. Nikola Gruevski
2014 Prime Minister, Mr. Nikola Gruevski
2015 Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Nikola Poposki
2019 Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Andrej Zhernovski
2022 Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Bujar Osmani
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