Japan-Antigua and Barbuda Relations

February 2, 2018

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

  • Established in October 1982

Trade with Japan in 2015:

  • Exports: 30 thousand yen (non-ferrous metal scrap, cotton)
  • Imports: 1.9 billion yen (automobile, engines and turbines)

Direct Investment from Japan:

  • N/A

Number of Residents:

  • Number of Japanese nationals residing in Antigua and Barbuda: 8 (October 2016)
  • Number of Antigua and Barbuda nationals residing in Japan: 7 (June 2017)

Japan's Economic Cooperation (cumulative total as of FY 2015):

Major Donors (2013 OECD/DAC)

  • (1) Japan (2) USA (3) Korea (4) Australia, Canada

VIP Visits

From Japan to Antigua and Barbuda
Year Name
2006 Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Yasuyuki Kaneko
2008 Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hitoshi Kimura
2015 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Takashi Uto
From Antigua and Barbuda to Japan
Year Name
2000 Minister of Trade, Industry, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Hilroy Humphreys
2002 Minister of Planning, Gaston Browne
2003 Minister of Agriculture, Lands, Marine Resources, Vere Bird
2004 Minister of Finance and Economy, Errol Cort
2005 Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Environment, Marine Resources and Food Production, Charlesworth Samuel
Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Environment, Marine Resources and Food Production, Joanne Massiah
2006 Prime Minister, Winston Baldwin Spencer
Minister of Tourism, Harold Lovell
Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Environment and Marine Resources, Joanne Massiah
2007 Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Environment and Marine Resources, Joanne Massiah
2008 Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Environment and Marine Resources, Joanne Massiah
2010 Ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda to Japan, Anthony Liverpool (The Second Japan-CARICOM Ministerial-Level Conference)
2014 Minister of Trade, Commerce and Industries, Sports, Culture, National Festivals Paul Greene (The Fourth Japan-CARICOM Ministerial-Level Conference)
2016 Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Michael Browne (Science and Technology in Society forum- STS forum 2016 - 13th annual Meeting Program)
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