Japan-Poland Relations

May 23, 2019

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

Japan and Poland established diplomatic relations on March 22, 1919 which were severed after the outbreak of WW II. On February 8, 1957, the diplomatic relations between Japan and Poland were restored. Since democratization of Poland in 1989, bilateral relations between Japan and Poland have been dynamically developing in a variety of fields, including political, economic, science, technology and cultural areas.

The year 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Poland.

Economic Relations:

  • Japan's trade with Poland (2018)
  • Exports: 235 billion yen (motor vehicle components, electric measuring instrument)
  • Imports: 105 billion yen (cigarettes, machinery components, motor vehicles components)

Direct Investment from Japan:

  • Number of Japanese companies in Poland as of October, 2017: 303

Japan's ODA to Poland (from 1989 to 2008):

  • Grant aid: 4.04 billion yen
  • Technical cooperation: 8.97 billion yen
  • Loan aid etc.: 21.39 billion yen
  • List of Exchange of Notes

Number of Residents:

  • Japanese nationals residing in Poland: 1776 (as of April, 2019)
  • Polish nationals residing in Japan: 1496 (as of June, 2018)

VIP Visits

From Japan to Poland (from 2000)
Year Name
2000 President of the House of Councillors Juro Saito
2001 Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs Kaori Maruya
2002 Their Majesties The Emperor and Empress
Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs Kenshiro Matsunami
2003 Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi
Official Parliamentary Delegation of the House of Councillors
2004 Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs Kazunori Tanaka
2005 Japan-Poland Parliamentary Association of Friendship of the House of Representatives
2007 Minister for Foreign Affairs Taro Aso
2008 Minister of the Environment Tetsuo Saito
Senior Vice Minister of Defense Akinori Eto
Senior Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Itsunori Onodera
Vice Speaker of the House of Representatives Takahiro Yokomichi
2009 Governor of Tokyo Shintaro Ishihara
2011 Senior Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Yutaka Banno
Parliamentary Secretary of Cabinet Office Yasuhiro Sonoda
2012 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Kazuyuki Hamada
2013 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense Akira Sato
Minister of the Environment Nobuteru Ishihara
2014 State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Midori Matsushima
Senior Vice Minister of Finance Jiro Aichi
State Minister of Cabinet Office Yasutoshi Nishimura
Madam Akie Abe
2015 State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Yosuke Takagi
State Minister of Foreign Affairs Minoru Kiuchi
Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado
2017 Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Taido Tanose
Vice-President of the House of Councillors Akira Gunji
2018 Minister for Foreign Affairs Taro Kono
Minister of Environment Yoshiaki Harada
Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hirofumi Takinami
2019 Japan-Poland Parliamentary Association of Friendship of the House of Representatives
From Poland to Japan (from 2000)
Year Name
2000 Minister of Foreign Affairs Bronisław Geremek
2001 Speaker of the Senate Alicja Grzeskowiak
Minister of Culture and National Heritage Andrzej Zieliński
2004 Minister of Science Michał Kleiber
Minister of Finance Andrzej Raczko
2005 Prime Minister Marek Belka
Minister Interior and Administration Ryszard Kalisz
Minister of Finance Mirosław Gronicki
2006 Minister of Foreign Affairs Stefan Meller
2007 Minister of Culture and National Heritage Kazimierz Ujazdowski
Minister of Science and Higher Education Michał Seweryński
2008 President Lech Kaczyński
Minister of Foreign Affairs Radosław Sikorski
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Marek Sawicki
Minister of Environment Maciej Nowicki
2009 Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Marek Sawicki
Minister of State Treasury Aleksander Grad
2010 Speaker of the Senate Bogdan Borusewicz
Minister of Environment Andrzej Kraszewski
2011 Minister of Culture and National Heritage Bogdan Zdrojewski
2012 First Lady Anna Komorowska
2013 Minister of Defense Tomasz Siemoniak
Minister of Culture and National Heritage Bogdan Zdrojewski
Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Economy Janusz Piechociński
2015 President Bronisław Komorowski
Minister of Infrastructure Maria Wasiak
Minister of Environment Marek Grabowski
Polish-Japanese Parliamentary Group of the Sejm
2017 Minister of Foreign Affairs Witold Waszczykowski
2018 Secretary of State of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Jan Dziedziczak
2019 Minister of Sport and Tourism Witold Bańka
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