Japan-Paraguay Relations

Japan-Paraguay Relations (Basic Data)

September 10, 2018

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

  • Established in 1919

Japanese nationals and Japanese descendants:

  • Number of Japanese nationals residing in Paraguay: 4,410 (2017)
  • Number of Japanese descendants: approximately 10,000 (estimated)

Trade with Japan (2016):

  • Exports: 6,578 million yen (sesame, soy beans)
  • Imports: 9,619 million yen (cars, auto parts, machinery)

Direct Investment from Japan:

  • The amount of direct investment from Japan in 2015 was $43 million.

Japan's economic cooperation (cumulative total through fiscal 2015):

  • Loans: 156.1 billion yen
  • Grants: 35.9 billion yen
  • Technical Cooperation: 86.9 billion yen

Recent Visits by Eminent Persons

Japan to Paraguay
Year Name
2008 Member of the House of Representatives, Tokuichiro Tamazawa (Ambassador on Special Mission to the presidential inauguration)
Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado (unofficial)
2009 Member of the House of Representatives, Tokuichiro Tamazawa
2011 Minister for Foreign Affairs, Takeaki Matsumoto (MERCOSUR)
Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Chiaki Takahashi (MERCOSUR)
2012 Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Toshiyuki Kato
2013 Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kenta Wakabayashi (Ambassador on Special Mission to the presidential inauguration)
2014 State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Midori Matsushima
2015 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Takashi Uto
2016 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hitoshi Kikawada
Member of the House of Councillors, Yoichi Miyazawa (80th anniversary of the Japanese immigration)
Her Imperial Highness Princess Mako of Akishino (80th anniversary of the Japanese immigration)
2017 State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kentaro Sonoura
Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Kenichi Hosoda
Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mitsunari Okamoto
Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Hiroshige Seko
2018 State Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Toshiei Mizuochi
Parliamentary Vice-Minister of the Environment, HIroyoshi Sasagawa
Member of the House of Representatives, Shinako Tsuchiya
Member of the House of Representatives, Koichi Tani (Ambassador on Special Mission to the presidential inauguration)
Special Advisor to the Prime Minister, Mitsuhiro Miyakoshi
Paraguay to Japan
Year Name
2010 Foreign Minister, Hector Ricardo Lacognata
2012 President, Fernando Lugo
Vice-Minister of Economic Relations, Manuel Cáceres
2013 Vice-President, Juan Afara
2014 President, Horacio Cartes
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Eladio Loizaga
Minister of Commerce, Gustavo Leite
Minister of Finance, Germ
2015 Minister of National Emergency, Joaquín Roa
Minister of Public Works and Communications, Ramón Jiménez Gaona
Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Oscar Cabello
2016 Minister for Foreign Affairs, Eladio Loizaga
Minister of Commerce, Gustavo Leite
2017 Minister of Education and Science, Enrique Riera
2018 Designated Minister of Foreign Affairs, Luis Alberto Castiglioni