Japan-Guatemala Relations

March 22, 2021

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

  • Established in February 1935.

Japanese Nationals:

  • 304 (as of 2021)

Trade with Japan (2019, estimated):

  • Export: 13.4 billion yen (coffee, sesame, alcoholic beverages, bananas)
  • Import: 33.0 billion yen (automobile, steal, general instrumentation, rubber products(tires, tubes))

Japan's Economic Cooperation

  • List of Exchange of Notes
  • Loans: 36.78 billion yen (up to 2019)
  • Grants: 43.87 billion yen (up to 2019)
  • Technical cooperation: 32.02 billion yen (up to 2019)

Cultural Grant (cumulative total fiscal 1975-2019)

  • 1.52 billion yen (Cultural Grant Aid)

VIP Visits

From Japan to Guatemala
Year Name
1997 Their Imperial Highnesses Prince and Princess Hitachi
2000 Mikio Omi, Special Envoy
2001 Taimei Yamaguchi, Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs
2004 Mayumi Moriyama, Special Envoy
2005 Itsunori Onodera, Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs
2006 Shinako Tuchiya, Member of the House of Representatives
2007 Kazunori Tanaka, Senior Vice Minister of Finance
Takahiro Yokomichi, Vice-Speaker of the House of Representatives
2008 Taimei Yamaguchi, Special Envoy
2010 Ikuo Yamahana, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2012 Ryuji Yamane, Parliamentary Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2013 Yaichi Tanigawa, Senior Vice Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
2014 Representation of House of Representatives Member (Head: Mr. Yoshio Mochizuki)
Their Imperial Highnesses Prince and Princess Akishino
2015 Takashi Uto, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2017 Okamoto Mitsunari, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2019 Masahisa Sato, Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2020 Taimei Yamaguchi, Special Envoy
From Guatemala to Japan
Year Name
1998 Gabriel Peralta, Vice-Minister of Foreign Relations
2001 Alfonso Portillo, President
Gabriel Orellana, Minister of Foreign Affairs
2002 Juan Francisco Reyes, Vice-president
Eduardo Weyman, Minister of Public Finance
Flora de Ramos, Minister of Communication, Infrastructure and Housing
Raúl Archila, Minister of Energy and Mining
2003 Juan Francisco Reyes, Vice-president
Otilia Lux de Coti, Minister of Culture and Sports
Carlos Cáceres, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources
Luis Felipe Miranda, Secretary of Tourism
Carlos Roberto Sett, Minister of Agriculture and Food
2004 Mario Dari, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources
Víctor Dionisio Montejo, Secretary of Peace
2005 María Antonieta Del Cid de Bonilla, Minister of Public Finance
Óscar Berger, President
Jorge Briz, Minister of Foreign Affairs
2006 Jorge Briz, Minister of Foreign Affairs
Norma Quixtán, Secretary of Peace
Maria del Carmen Aceña, Minister of Education
2007 Enrique Matheu, Minister of Culture and Sports
Maria del Carmen Aceña, Minister of Education
2009 Rafael Espada, Vice-president
2010 Luis Alberto Ferraté Feliche, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources
Álvaro Colom Caballeros, President
Haroldo Rodas, Minister of Foreign Affairs
2011 Héctor Leonel Escobedo Ayala, Minister of Culture and Sports
2012 Harold Caballeros, Minister of Foreign Affairs
2013 Héctor Iván Espinoza Farfán, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs
2015 Eddy Alfonso Padilla Aroch, Superintendent of Telecomunications
2015 Alejandro José Maldonado Lutomirsky, Executive Secretary of The National Coordination for Disaster Reduction
2016 Rubén Estuardo Morales Monroy, Minister of Economy
2019 Sandra Jovel, Minister of Foreign Affairs
Jimmy Morales, President
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