Japan-Bolivia Relations

December 16, 2019

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

  • Established in 1914 (reestablished in 1952)

Japanese nationals and Japanese descendants:

  • Number of Japanese nationals residing in Bolivia: 2,991 (2018)
  • Number of Japanese descendants: 10,000 (estimated)

Trade with Japan:

  • Exports: 15,800 million yen (metal materials, sesame seeds, quinoa) (2018)
  • Imports: 43,800 million yen (cars, machinery, steel products) (2018)

Direct Investment from Japan:

  • The amount of direct investment from Japan in 2018 was $0.

Japan's economic cooperation:

  • List of Exchange of Notes
  • Loans: 111,006 million yen
  • Grants: 91,619 million yen
  • Technical Cooperation: 73,511 million yen (cumulative total through fiscal 2016)

Recent Visits by eminent persons (the last 10 years)

Japan to Bolivia
Year Name
2009 HIH Prince and Princess Hitachi (110 th Anniversary of the Japanese immigration)
2010 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kira Shuji (Special Envoy to the Presidential Inauguration)
2011 Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Tajima Kaname
2013 State Minister of Cabinet Office, Nishimura Yasutoshi
2014 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ishihara Hirotaka
2015 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Uto Takashi
State Minister of Cabinet Office, Nishimura Yasutoshi (Special Envoy to the Presidential Inauguration)
2017 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Takei shunsuke
2018 State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sato Masahisa
Commissioner of the Japan Sports Agency, Suzuki Daichi
2019 Her Imperial Highness Princess Mako of Akishino (120 th Anniversary of the Japanese immigration)
Bolivia to Japan:
Year Name
2010 President Evo Morales
2012 Minister of Planification and Development, Viviana Caro
Minister of Economy and Finance, Luis Arce
2013 Minister of Foreign Affairs, David Choquehuanca
Minister of Rural Development and Land, Nemesia Achacollo
Minister of Environment and Water, Jozé Antonio Zamora
2015 Vice-President Garcia Linera
2016 Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs, Juan Carlos Alurralde Tejada
2017 Minister of Sports, Tito Montaño
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