Japan-Bahrain Relations

Japan-Bahrain Relations (Basic Data)

February 15, 2018

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

Established in 1972

Japanese Nationals:

245 (as of October 2017)

Trade with Japan (in Japanese Yen) (2016):

  • Exports: 29.8 billion Japanese Yen
  • Imports: 81.5 billion Japanese Yen

Japan's Economic Cooperation:

  • Loan Aid: 0
  • Grant Aid: 0.44 million dollars
  • Technical Cooperation: 17.37 million dollars

VIP Visits

From the Kingdom of Bahrain to Japan
Year Name
1990.11 H.E. Ali Bin Khalifa Bin Sulman Al Khalifa for attending for the enthronement ceremony of His Majesty the Emperor
1994.9 H.E. Ali Bin Khalifa Bin Sulman Al Khalifa for attending to the conference of ITU in Kyoto
1994.10 Shaikh Isa Bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, Chairman of the Council of sport for young men
Mr. Hassan Ibrahim Al Mehri, Deputy State Secretary for Education
1994.11 H.E. Yousif Ahmed Al Shirawi, Minister of Development and Industry
2001.2 H.E. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, Minister of Foreign Affairs
2004.10 H.E. Shaikh Abdulaziz bin Mubarak Al-Khalifa, Assistant Andersecretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2005.11 H.E. Mr. Rasheed Mohammed Al-Maraj, Governor, Baahrain Monetary Agency
2006.6 H.E. Mr. Rasheed Mohammed Al-Maraj, Governor, Baahrain Monetary Agency
2007.11 Mr.Abdul Latif Al Zayani, Chief of Public Security, Ministry of Interior
2008.2 H.E. Shaikh Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Khalifa, Minister of Foreign Affairs
2008.3 Dr. Jasim Husain, Member of the Council of Representatives
2008.6 H.E. Mr. Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Dahrani, Chairman of the Council of Representatives
2008.10 H.R.H. Shaikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Chairman of Economic Development Board
H.E. Sheikh Hussam bin Isa Al Khalifa, Advisor, Prime Minister’s Court
2009.11 Bahrain-Japan Friendship Society’s Delegation headed by Mr. Nasser Mohammed Jameel Al-Arayedh
H.E. Mr. Rasheed Mohammed Al-Maraj, Governor, Central Bank of Bahrain
2010.2 H.E. Sheikh Daij bin Salman Al Khalifa, Chairman, General Organization of Sea Ports and Undersecretary for Ports Affairs, Ministry of Finance
2011.2 Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, Minister of Interior
2012.4 H.M. King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
2012.10 H.E. Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, Minister of Finance
2013.3 H.R.H. Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander
2013.9 H.H. Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Chairman of Supreme Council for Youth and Sports,
President Bahrain Olympic Committee and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Charity Organization
2014.2 H.E. Dr. Salah Ali Mohamed Abdulrahman, Minister of Human Rigthts Affairs
2014.4 Bahrain-East Asian Parliamentary Friendship Committee, Sura Council
2014.11 H.E. Mr. Abdulla Abdullatif Abdullah Abdullatif, Undersecretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2015.3 H.E. Mr. Sadiq bin Abdulkarim Al-Shehabi, Minister of Health
2016.10 H.E. Mr. Hisham bin Mohammed Al Jowder, Minister of Youth and Sports Affairs
2016.12 H.E. Dr. Shaikh Abdulla bin Ahmed bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, Undersecretary for International Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2017.11 H.E. Dr. Shaikha Rana bint Isa bin Daij Al Khalifa, Undersecretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Japan to the Kingdom of Bahrain
Year Name
1991.7 Mr. Muneo Suzuki, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs
1994.11 Their Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito and Princess Masako
1997.11 Mr. Shinji Sato, Representative of the Government of Japan
1999.3 Mr. Nobutaka Machimura, Ambassador on Special Mission for attending for the enthronement ceremony of the Amir, H.H. Sheikh Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa
2001.3 Mr. Seishiro Eto, Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2001.8 Ms. Kaori Maruya, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2002.9 Mr. Kenshiro Matsunami, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2005.6 Mr. Katsuyuki Kawai, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2005.11 Mr. Katsutoshi Kaneta, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs
2006.1 Mr. Fumio Kyuma, Chairman of General Council, Liberal Democratic Party
2006.7 Mr. Taro Kimura, Senior Vice-Minister for Defense
2006.10 Mr. Takeshi Iwaya, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs
2006.12 Ms. Yuriko Koike, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister
2007.7 Mr. Kazunori Tanaka, Parliamentary Secretary for Defense
Vice Admiral, Eiji Yoshikawa, Chief of Staff, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
2007.9 Mr. Itsunori Onodera, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs
2007.10 Mr. Minoru Terada, Parliamentary Secretary for Defense
2007.12 Ms. Yuriko Koike, Former Minister of Defense
2008.4 Mr. Tsutomu Takebe, Chairperson of Japan-Bahrain Parliamentary Friendship League
2008.7 Mr.Hiroshi Okuda, Special Envoy of the Prime Minister
Mr.Ryotaro Tanose, Member of the House of Representative
2008.12 Mr.Yoshimasa Hayashi, Former Minister of Defense
Mr.Ryota Takeda, Parliamentary Secretary for Defense
2009.2 Mr.Gen Nakatani, Member of the House of Representative
2009.3 Mr. Yasutoshi Nishimura, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2009.5 Mr. Yasuo Fukuda, Special Envoy of the Prime Minister
2009.6 Vice Admiral, Toru Izumi ,Commander in chief, Self Defense Fleet
2009.12 General, Ryoichi Oriki, Commander in chief, Joint Staff
Mr. Hidehisa Otsuji, Fomer Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare
Mr. Kazuya Shinba, Senior Vice-Minister for Defense
2010.12 Hajime Hirota, Parliamentary Secretary for Defense
2012.5 Mr. Mitsu Shimojo, Parliamentary Secretary for Defense
2012.6 Vice Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano, Commander in Chief, JMSDF
2013.5 Mr.Yasuo Fukuda, Former Prime Minister
2013.8 Mr.Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister
2014.1 Mr.Toru Doi, Vice-Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
2015.5 Mr. Takashi Uto, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
Mr. Takahiro Ishikawa, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Defense
Mr. Daishiro Yamagiwa, Senior Vice Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
2016.6 Vice Admiral Yasuhiro Shigeoka, Commander in Chief, JMSDF
2016.12 Mr. Kentarou Sonoura, State Minister for Foreign Affairs
Mr. Takayuki Kobayashi, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Defense
2017.1 Mr. Kenji Wakamiya, State Minister for Defense
2017.5 Mr. Hiroyuki Miyazawa, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Defense
2017.11 Mr. Masahisa Sato, State Minister for Foreign Affairs
2017.12 Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs
Mr. Keitaro Ono, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Defense

Cultural Relations

Year Name
2003.10 Demonstration of OKINAWAN traditional music, dance and Karate on the occasion of the 12th Bahrain international music festival.
2003.12 Le Club Basheraf (Arab music concert by the Japanese musicians).
2004.5 Flower arrangement demonstration.
2004.11 Japanese drummers’ performance by "Leonald Eto and Leo Project Ensemble".
2006.2 Karate demonstration.
2006.4 Poetry recital by Ms.Madoka Mayuzumi.
2007.1 Japanese traditional music concert.
2007.6 Origami workshop.
2008.3 Piano recital by Mr.Toshiki Usui.
2008.5 Japanese calligraphy and tea ceremony demonstration by Ms.Kyoko Horie.
2009.2 Japanese economist lecture by Prof. Haruo Shimada
2010.2 Ikebana demonstration at the Bahrain International Garden Show 2010
2010.3 Koh-do (Japanese Art of Appreciating Incense) demonstration
2010.5 Japan Film Festival 2010
2011.1 Japan Film Festival 2011
2011.2 IAI-JUTSU demonstration by Masato Matsuura
2012.1 Ikebana demonstration at the Bahrain International Garden Show 2012
2012.2 Exhibition "Parallel Nippon: Contemporary Japanese Architecture 1996-2006" organized by the Japan Foundation
2012.3 Japanese Traditional Drum Performance "Eitetsu Hayashi TAIKO LEGEND-Heart Beat from Japan" organized by the Japan Foundation
2012.11 Japan Film Festival 2012
2013.2 Exhibition "The Dolls of Japan" organized by the Japan Foundation
2013.11 Japan Film Festival 2013
Japanese tea ceremonies by Ms. Makiko SEN and Mr. Koichiro IZUMI (Urasenke)
2014.3 Exhibition "Makie - The Beauty of Gold Japanese Lacquer -"
2014.11 Japanese Pop Culture Festival 2014
2015.8 Dancing Artist Group ”Wrecking Crew Orchestra” Visited to Bahrain and Performed Show
2016.2 A violin concert “Spring Concert – SAKURA” by Ms. Mika Nishimura and Ms. Mina Iwahashi
2016.3 Japan Film Festival 2016
2017.2 The traveling exhibition “Gazing at the Contemporary World: Japanese Photography from the 1970s to the Present”
2017.3 Japan Film Festival 2017