Japan-El Salvador Relations

Japan-El Salvador Relations (Basic Data)

July 20, 2018

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

  • Established in February 1935.

Japanese Nationals:

  • 176 (as of October 2016)

Trade with Japan (2016):

  • Export: aprox. 2.35 billion yen (coffee, clothes)
  • Imports: aprox. 14.23 billion yen (automobile, steel)

Japan's Economic Cooperation (cumulative total as of Fiscal Year 2016)

  • Net Disbursement Loans: 624.72 million US$
  • Grants: 369.96 million US$
  • Technical cooperation: 249.81 million US$

VIP Visits

From Japan to El Salvador
Year Name
1994 State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Shozo Azuma
1994 House of Representative member, Sadao Yamahana (Ambassador on Special Mission to the Presidential Inauguration)
1999 House of Representative member, Shozaburo Jimi (Ambassador on Special Mission to the Presidential Inauguration)
2001 Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs Taimei Yamaguchi
2004 House of Representative member, Tadamori Oshima (Ambassador on Special Mission to the Presidential Inauguration)
2005 Their Imperial Highness Prince and Princess Hitachi
2006 Parliamentary Secretary of Health, Labour and Welfare Hiroshi Okada
2007 Vice-Speaker of the House of Representatives Takahiro Yokomichi
2009 House of Representative member, Yoshiaki Harada (Ambassador on Special Mission to the Presidential Inauguration)
2010 State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Koichi Takemasa
House of Councillors members, Yumiko Himei, Masashi Mito, Masakazu Sekiguchi
2014 House of Representative member, Motoo Hayashi (Ambassador on Special Mission to the Presidential Inauguration)
Parliamentary Delegation of the House of Representatives (Head: Mr. Hiroshi Kajiyma)
2015 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Takashi Uto (Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies)
Her Imperial Highness Princess Mako of Akishino
2017 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Megumi Kaneko
Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Naoya Higuchi
2018 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Mitsunari Okamoto
From El Salvador to Japan
Year Name
1997 President Armando Calderon Sol
2000 Foreign Minister Maria Eugenia Brizuela de Avila
Vice- President Carlos Quintanilla
2001 Vice- President Carlos Quintanilla
Foreign Minister Maria Eugenia Brizuela de Avila
2004 Foreign Minister Maria Eugenia Brizuela de Avila
2005 Vice-president Ana Vilma de Escobar
Foreign Minister Francisco Lainez
2006 President Elias Antonio Saca
Foreign Minister Francisco Lainez
2010 Foreign Minister Hugo Martinez
Minister of Agriculture and Livestock Jose Guillermo Lopez Suarez
Minister of Public Works Gerson Martinez
2012 Minister of the Interior Ernesto Zelayandia
2015 Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Lina Dolores Pohl
Minister of Public Works, Transport and Housing, Gerson Martinez
2016 Minister of Public Works, Transport and Housing, Gerson Martinez
Foreign Minister Hugo Martínez
2017 President of Congress, Guillermo Antonio Gallegos

Cultural Grant (cumulative total fiscal 1975-2016)

  • 790.3 million yen (Cultural Grant Aid)
  • 53.4 million yen (Grant Aid for Cultural Grassroots Projects)