Latin America and the Caribbean

December 3, 2021

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

  • Established in February 1935 (re-established in 1952)

Japanese Nationals:

  • 81 (as of October 2021)

Trade with Japan (2018):

  • Exports: 2.88 billion yen (row material , medicine, cloth, etc.)
  • Imports: 5.25 billion yen (machinery, iron and steel, chemical products, rubbers and its articles, etc.)

Japan's Economic Cooperation (cumulative total as of the end of fiscal year 2020)

Cultural Grant (cumulative total as of the end of fiscal year 2018)

  • 568 million yen

VIP Visits

From Japan to Nicaragua
Year Name
1998 Mr. Toshitsugu Saito, Member, House of Representatives
1999 Ms. Shinako Tsuchiya, Member, House of Representatives
2001 Mr. Taimei Yamaguchi, Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs
2002 Mr. Toshitsugu Saito, Ambassador on Special Mission to the Presidential Inauguration
2003 Mr. Hideki Wakabayashi, Member, House of Councillors
2005 Their Imperial Highness Prince and Princess Hitachi
2006 Dr. Kuniko Inoguchi, Minister of State for Gender Equality and Social Affairs
2007 Mrs. Midori Matsushima, Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador on Special Mission
2008 Mr. Yasutoshi Nishimura, Member, House of Representatives
2012 Mr. Ryuji Yamane, Ambassador on Special Mission to the Presidential Inauguration
Mr. Yasutoshi Nishimura, Member, House of Representatives
2013 Mr. Yasutoshi Nishimura, Member, House of Representatives
2014 Ms. Shinako Tsuchiya, Member, House of Representatives
Parliamentary Delegation of the House of Councillors to research Japan's ODA (Head: Mr.Yusuke Nakanishi)
2015 Mr. Takashi Uto, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2015 Mr. Antonio Inoki, Member, House of Councillors
2017 Ms. Shinako Tsuchiya, Ambassador on Special Mission to the Presidential Inauguration
Ms. Megumi Kaneko, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications
Mr. Kentaro Sonoura, State Minister for Foreign Affairs
2018 Mr. Iwao Horii, State Minister for Foreign Affairs
2020 Mr.Keisuke Suzuki, State Minister for Foreign Affairs
From Nicaragua to Japan
Year Name
2000 Dr. Arnoldo Alemán Lacayo, President
2004 Mr. Enrique Bolaños Geyer, President
Mr. Norman José Caldera Cardenal, Minister of Foreign Affairs
2005 Mr. Norman José Caldera Cardenal, Minister of Foreign Affairs
Dr. José Rizo Castellón, Vice-President
2006 Mr. Mario Salvo Horvilleur, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry
2007 Mr. Pablo Fernando Martínez Espinoza, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure
2008 Mr. Pablo Fernando Martínez Espinoza, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure
2009 Mr. Jaime Morales Carazo, Vice-President
2010 Mr. Samuel Santos López, Minister of Foreign Affairs
2011 Mr. Samuel Santos López, Minister of Foreign Affairs
Mr. Pablo Fernando Martínez Espinoza, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure
2012 Mr. Iván Adolfo Acosta Montalván, Minister of Finance and Public Credit
Mr. Alvaro Baltodano, Presidential Delegate for Investment
2013 Mr. Samuel Santos López, Minister of Foreign Affairs
Mr. Alvaro Baltodano, Presidential Delegate for Investment
2014 Mr. Paul Oquist, Minister, Private Secretary for National Policies of President
2015 Mr. Orlando Castillo, Director General, Nicaraguan Institute of Telecommunications and Postal Service
2016 Mr. Paul Oquist, Minister, Private Secretary for National Policies of President
Mr. Pablo Fernando Martínez Espinoza, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure
2019 Mr. Iván Adolfo Acosta Montalván, Minister of Finance and Public Credit
Mr. Denis Moncada Colindres, Minister of Foreign Affairs
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