Japan-Ecuador Relations

Japan-Ecuador Relations (Basic Data)

May 7, 2018

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

  • Established in August 1918 (reestablished in 1954)
  • Japanese nationals and Japanese descendants
  • Number of Japanese nationals residing in Ecuador: 384 (2016)
  • Number of Japanese descendants: no data

Trade with Japan (2017):

  • Exports: 88.3 billion yen (crude oil, banana, fish meal, wood chip)
  • Imports: 44.2 billion yen (machinery, steel)

Direct Investment from Japan:

  • The cumulative amount of direct investment from 2011 to 2015 is $1.3 million.

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

VIP Visits

From Japan to Ecuador
Year Name
2001 Governor of Tokyo Shintaro Ishihara
2002 Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Shigeo Uetake
2003 the member Special Envoy to the Presidential Inauguration
2006 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Akiko Yamanaka
2007 Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Katsuhito Asano
2008 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Yasutoshi Nishimura
2010 Vice-Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Masamitsu Naito (Special Envoy)
2011 Former Prime Minister Taro Aso, and the Parliamentary Delegation of the House of Representatives
2012 Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Ryuji Yamane
2013 Member of the House of Representative Mitsuhiro Uesugi, and others to the 124th Assembly of the IPU
Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Kenta Wakabayashi (to the Presidential Inauguration)
2014 State Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Yoko Kamikawa
Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Cabinet Office Yoshitami Kameoka
2015 Official Delegation of the House of Councillors (Head: Mr. Hirofumi Nakasone, ex Foreign Minister) (Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF))
2016 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Shunsuke Takei
2017 Member of the House of Representatives Yasutoshi Nishimura (Ambassador on Special Mission)
2018 State Minister for Foreign Affairs Masahisa Sato
From Ecuador to Japan
Year Name
2002 Mr. Gustavo Noboa Bejarano, President
Mr. Moss, Minister for Commerce, Industrialization and Fishery
2008 Mr. Valencia, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs
2010 Mr. Correa, President, accompanied by Mr. Patino, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Integration and others ministers
Mr. Calahorrano, Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy
Mr. Glas, Coordinating Minister of Strategic Sectors
Ms. Aguinaga, Minister of Environment
2011 Mr.Lenín Moreno, Vice President
2012 Mr.Rafael Davila and other members of the Ecuador-Japan Friendship Parliamentarian's Group
2013 Ms.Lorena Tapin, Minister for Environment
2014 Mr. Rafael Poveda, Coordinatins Minister of Strategic Sectors
Mr.Esteban Albornoz, Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy
Mr. Francisco Rivadeneira, Minister of International Trade
2016 Mr. Fernando Yepez, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs
2017 Ms. Maria Alexandra Ocles Padilla, Secretary of Risk Management
Mr. Pablo Campana, Minister of International Trade
2018 Mr. Guillermo Hernando León Santacruz, Minister of Telecomunications and Information Society