Japan-Trinidad and Tobago Relations

Japan-Trinidad and Tobago Relations (Basic Data)

February 2, 2018

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

  • Established in May 1964

Trade with Japan in 2016:

  • Exports: 8.28 billion yen (LNG, chemical products)
  • Imports: 17.0 billion yen (automobile, power generating machine)

Number of Residents:

  • Number of Japanese nationals residing in Trinidad and Tobago: 53 (October 2016)
  • Number of nationals of Trinidad and Tobago residing in Japan: 101 (June 2017)

Japan's Economic Cooperation (cumulative total as of FY 2015):

Cultural Grant (cumulative total as of the end of fiscal year 2015)

  • Cultural Grant Assistance : 100.4 million yen

Major Donors (2010 OECD/DAC)

  • (1) U.S.A (2) Australia, France (3) Germany (4) Canada

VIP Visits

From Japan to The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Year Name
1986 The Central American and the Caribbean Investment Environment research mission
1989 House of Representative Member Tokuo Yamashita
1996 Member of the House of Representative, Hiroshi Mitsuzuka
(Promotion on the candidate of Japan for World Cup 2002)
1999 Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Hiroaki Kameya
2001 Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Taimei Yamaguchi
2006 Minister of State for Gender Equality and Social Affairs, Kuniko Inoguchi
2010 Perliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ikuo Yamahana
2013 Perliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Minoru Kiuchi
2014 Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe
2015 Perliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Takashi Uto
2017 State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kentaro Sonoura
From The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to Japan
Year Name
1974 Prime Minister, Eric Williams
1975 Prime Minister, Eric Williams
Minister of Trade and Industry, Errol Mahabir
1978 Minister of Petroleum and Mines, Errol Mahabir
1985 Prime Minister, George Chambers
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Errol Mahabir
Minister of Trade and Industry, Wendell Mottley
1987 Minister of Finance and Economics, Trevor Sudama
Speaker of the House of Representative, Nizam Mohammed
1988 Minister of Industry, Enterprises and Tourism, Ken Gordon
1989 Minister of Finance, Selby Wilson
1990 Minister of Finance, Selby Wilson
1991 Minister of Finance, Selby Wilson
Minister of Planning and Mobilization, Winston Dookeran
1993 Minister of Finance and Tourism, Wendell Mottley
1994 Minister of Planning and Development, Lenny Saith
1999 Speaker of the House of Representative, Hector Mclean
2005 Minister of Planning and Development, Camille Robinson-Regis
2010 Minister of Foreign Affairs, Surujrattan Rambachan
2012 Minister of Tourism, Rupert Griffith
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Winston Dookeran
2013 Minister of Energy, Kevin Ramnarine
2015 Minister of National Security Carl Alfonso
2016 Minister in the Office of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, Stuart Young