Japan-Suriname Relations

October 28, 2020

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

  • Established in December 1975

Trade with Japan in 2019:

  • Exports: 634 million yen (fish and seafood)
  • Imports: 8.85 billion yen (machinery, automobiles)

Number of Residents:

  • Number of Japanese nationals residing in Suriname: 6 (October 2019)
  • Number of Surinamese nationals residing in Japan:8 (December 2019)

Japan's Economic Cooperation (Cumulative total as of FY 2017):

Cultural Grant (cumulative total as of the end of fiscal year 2017)

  • Cultural Grant Assistance : 42.0 million yen

Major Donors (2016 OECD/DAC)

  • (1) Netherlands (2) Belgium (3) France (4) Canada (5) Japan

VIP Visits

From Japan to Suriname
Year Name
1989 Member of the House of Representative, Tokuo Yamashita
2017 State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kentaro Sonoura
From Suriname to Japan
Year Name
1981 Minister of Defense, Neede
1985 Prime Minister, Udenhout
1989 Minister of Finance, Mungra
1994 Minister of Transport, Communication and Tourism, Defarres
2000 Minister of Foreign Affairs, Maria Levens
2001 Minister of Trade and Industry, Tjong Tjin Joe
2003 Minister of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries, Pandy
Minister of Natural Resources, Demon
2008 Minister of Natural Resources, Gregory Rusland
2014 Minister of Natural Resources, Jim Hok
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