Japan-Paraguay Relations

January 14, 2020

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

  • Established in 1919

Japanese nationals and Japanese descendants:

  • Number of Japanese nationals residing in Paraguay: 4,554 (2018)
  • Number of Japanese descendants: approximately 10,000 (estimated)

Trade with Japan (2018):

  • Exports: 6,360 million yen (sesame, soy beans)
  • Imports: 11,600 million yen (cars, auto parts, machinery)

Japan's economic cooperation (cumulative total through fiscal 2016):

  • Loans: 156.1 billion yen
  • Grants: 36.2 billion yen
  • Technical Cooperation: 88.0 billion yen

Recent Visits by Eminent Persons

Japan to Paraguay
Year Name
2008 Member of the House of Representatives, TAMAZAWA Tokuichiro (Ambassador on Special Mission to the presidential inauguration)
Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado (unofficial)
2009 Member of the House of Representatives, TAMAZAWA Tokuichiro
2011 Minister for Foreign Affairs, MATSUMOTO Takeaki (MERCOSUR)
Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, TAKAHASHI Chiaki (MERCOSUR)
2012 Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, KATO Toshiyuki
2013 Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, WAKABAYASHI Kenta (Ambassador on Special Mission to the presidential inauguration)
2014 State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, MATSUSHIMA Midori
2015 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, UTO Takashi
2016 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, KIKAWADA Hitoshi
Member of the House of Councillors, MIYAZAWA Yoichi (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, SONOURA Kentaro
Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, HOSODA Kenichi
Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, OAKAMOTO Mitsunari
Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, SEKO Hiroshige
2018 Prime Minister ABE Shinzo
State Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, MIZUOCHI Toshiei
Parliamentary Vice-Minister of the Environment, SASAGAWA Hiroyoshi
Member of the House of Representatives, TSUCHIYA Shinako
Member of the House of Representatives, TANI Koichi (Ambassador on Special Mission to the presidential inauguration)
Special Advisor to the Prime Minister, MIYAKOSHI Mitsuhiro
2019 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, TSUJI Kiyoto
Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, OMI Asako
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
2019 Vice-President, Hugo Velázquez (Ceremony of Enthronement)
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