Japan-Peru Relations

Japan-Peru Relations (Basic Data)

January 23, 2015

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

  • Established in 1873.

Japanese nationals and Japanese descendants:

  • Number of Japanese nationals residing in Peru: 3,949 (2013)
  • Number of Japanese descendants: 100,000 (estimated)

Trade with Japan (2013):

  • Exports: $ 2,580 million (copper, fish meal, silver, zinc)
  • Imports: $ 965 million (automobile, auto parts, tires, steel)

Direct investment from Japan:

  • The amount of direct investment from Japan in 2013 was $ 238 million.

Japan's economic cooperation (cumulative total as of 2012):

Visits by eminent persons

Peru to Japan:
Year Name
2006 Minister of Production David Lemor
Minister of Foreign Affairs Jose Antonio Garcia Belaunde
2007 Minister of Production Rafael Rey
2008 President Alan Garcia
2009 Minister of Foreign Affairs Jose Antonio Garcia Belaunde
Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism Mercedes Araoz
Minister of the Environment Antonio Brack
Minister of Transportations and Communications Enrique Cornejo
President Alan Garcia
2010 Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism Martin Perez
2011 Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism Eduardo Ferreyros
2012 Minister of Culture Luis Peirano
President Ollanta Humala
Minister of Economy and Finance Luis Castilla
President of the Central Bank Julio Velarde
2013 Minister of Energy and Mining Jorge Merino
Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation Milton Von Hesse
2014 President of the Congress of the Peru Fredy Otarola
Japan to Peru
Year Name
2001 Minister of Education Atsuko Toyama (special envoy)
2006 Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Akiko Yamanaka (special envoy)
2008 Minister for Foreign Affairs Hirofumi Nakasone
Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Toshihiro Nikai
Prime Minister Taro Aso
2009 Their Imperial Highnesses Prince and Princess Hitachi
Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Kazuhiro Haraguchi
2011 Member of The House of Representatives Yukio Hatoyama (special envoy)
2013 Minister of Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida
2014 Their Imperial Highnesses Prince and Princess Akishino