Japan-Slovakia Relations

Japan-Slovakia Relations (Basic Data)

May 30, 2016

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

  • Japan and Slovakia established diplomatic relations on February 3, 1993 after Slovakia's independence on January 1, 1993.
  • The Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Japan was established in February 1993.
  • The Embassy of Japan in the Slovak Republic was established in January 2002.

Economic Relations:

Japan's trade with Slovakia (2015)

  • Export: 2.1 billion yen (parts of audio and visual apparatus, scientific optical instruments, batteries and accumulators)
  • Import: 17.6 billion yen (motor vehicles, electrical power machinery, parts of motor vehicles, pump and centrifuges)

Direct Investment from Japan:

  • Number of Japanese companies in Slovakia as of January, 2016: 50

Japan's ODA to Slovakia (FY 1993-2005):

  • Grant aid: 415 million yen
  • Technical cooperation: 1.49 billion yen
  • Loan aid, etc.: 11.1 billion yen (highway construction project)
  • List of Exchange of Notes

Number of Residents:

  • Japanese nationals residing in Slovakia: 193 (as of July, 2014)
  • Slovak nationals residing in Japan: 350(as of December,2015)

VIP Visits

Mr. Taro Aso, Minister for Foreign Affairs visited Slovakia on January 12-13, 2007. It was the first visit by Japanese foreign minister to Slovakia since it became independent in 1993. Minister Aso met with Prime Minister Fico and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kubis during his stay in Slovakia.Mr.Gasparovic, President of the Slovak Republic visited Japan on June 26-30, 2012. President Gasparovic met with their Majesties the Emperor and Empress and Prime Minister Noda during his stay in Japan

Their Imperial Highnesses Prince and Princess Akishino visited Slovakia on June 23-26, 2013 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of establishment of Japan-Slovak diplomatic relations.

Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan and Mr. Robert Fico had a meeting on June 16, 2013 on the margin of the first-ever V4+Japan summit meeting in Warsaw.

From Japan to Slovakia (from 2000):
Year Name
2000 State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Katsuhito Asano
Her Imperial Highness Princess Sayako
Speaker of the House of Representatives Tamisuke Watanuki
2003 Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Tetsuro Yano
2006 Parliamentary Secretary of the Japan Defense Agency Jiro Aichi
Parliamentary Secretary for Land, Infrastructure and Transport Masatoshi Isida
Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Kazuo Kitagawa
2007 Minister for Foreign Affairs Taro Aso
Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Katsuhito Asano
2011 Parliamentary Vice-Ministers for Foreign Affairs Kazuyuki Hamada
2013 Their Imperial Highnesses Prince and Princess Akishino
2016 State Minister for Foreign Affairs Yoji Muto
From Slovakia to Japan (from 2000):
Year Name
2000 Minister of Foreign Affairs Eduard Kukan
Speaker of the National Council Jozef Migas
2002 Minister of Transportation, Posts and Telecommunications Jozef Macejko
2003 State Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Jozef Berenyi
2005 Prime Minister Mikulas Dzurinda
Minister of Foreign Affairs Eduard Kukan
2006 Minister of Environment Laszlo Mikulos
2007 Minister of Foreign Affairs Jan Kubis
2009 Minister of Foreign Affairs Miroslav Lajcak
2012 President Ivan Gasparovic
Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Miroslav Lajcak
Minister of economy Tomas Malatinsky
Minister of Finance Peter Kazimir
2013 Minister of Finance Peter Kazimir
2015 Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Miroslav Lajcak
2016 Minister of Foreign Affairs Miroslav Lajcak