Japan-Oman Relations

September 7, 2020

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

  • Established in 1972

Japanese Nationals:

  • 121 (as of September 2020)

Trade with Japan (in US Dollars) (as of 2019):

  • Exports: 298.1 billion yen (petroleum, natural gas, crude minerals)
  • Imports: 230.7 billion yen (motor vehicles, iron and steel tubes, machinery, parts of motor vehicles)

Japan's Economic Cooperation:

  • Loans: None
  • Grants: 1.07 billion yen
  • Technical Cooperation: 14.01 billion yen

VIP Visits

From Japan to Oman (1990-)
Year Name
1990 Minister for Foreign Affairs, Nakayama Taro
Prime Minister, Kaifu Toshiki
1994 Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince and Princess
2001 Senior Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, Eto Seishiro
Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Maruya Kaori
2002 Chief of Staff, JMSDF, Ishikawa Toru
2003 Member of the House of Representative, Koike Yuriko
Chief of Staff, JMSDF, Furusho Koichi
2005 Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Kawai Katsuyuki
2006 Chief of Staff, JMSDF, Saito Takashi
2007 Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sekiguchi Masakazu
Senior Vice Minister of Finance, Tanaka Kazunori
Chief of Staff, JMSDF, Yoshikawa Eiji
2008 Minister of State for Gender Equality and Social Affairs, Kamikawa Yoko
Special Envoy, Okuda Hiroshi
Senior Vice-Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Yamauchi Toshio
2009 Former Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy, Ota Hiroko
Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Nishimura Yasutoshi
Former Prime Minister and Special Envoy, Fukuda Yasuo
2010 Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense, Kusuda Daizo
2011 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Tokunaga Hisashi
Member of the House of Representative, Nishimura Yasutoshi
2012 Parliamentary Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Yamane Ryuji
2014 Prime Minister, Abe Shinzo
Chief of Staff, JMSDF, Kawano Katsutoshi
2015 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Makino Takao
2016 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Yamada Miki
State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sonoura Kentaro
Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, Kawano Katsutoshi
2017 State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sato Masahisa
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kono Taro
2018 Special Advisor to the Prime Minister, Sonoura Kentaro
2019 State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sato Masahisa
Minister of Defense, Kono Taro
2020 Prime Minister, Abe Shinzo
From Oman to Japan (1989-)
Year Name
1989 Personal Representative of His Majesty the Sultan, H.H. Sayyid Thuwainy bin Shihab bin Faisal Al Said
Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah
Special Advisor to H.M. the Sultan, Sultanate of Oman, H.E. Dr. Omar Abdur Munim Al-Zawawi
1990 Special Advisor to H.M. the Sultan, Sultanate of Oman, H.E. Dr. Omar Abdur Munim Al-Zawawi
Minister of National Heritage and Culture of Oman, HH Sayyid Faisal Bin Turki Al Said
1991 Special Advisor to H.M. the Sultan, Sultanate of Oman, H.E. Dr. Omar Abdur Munim Al-Zawawi
1992 Minister of Commerce and Industry Maqboul bin Ali bin Sultan
1994 Minister of Oil and Gas, Said bin Ahmed Al Shanfari
1996 Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs, Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdallah
1997 Deputy Prime Minister for Council of Ministers, Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud al Said
Special Advisor to H.M. the Sultan, H.E. Dr. Omar Abdur Munim Al-Zawawi
1998 Minister of Oil and Gas, Mohammad bin Hamad bin Saif al Rumhy
Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Ahmad bin Khalfan bin Mohammad of Ramshi
1999 Minister of National Economy Supervisor of Ministry of Finance Ahmad bin Abdul Nabi Macki
2000 Minister of Oil and Gas Mohammad bin Marmad bin Saif al Rumhy
Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah
2002 Minister of National Heritage and Culture H.H. Sayyd Haithem bin Tariq Al-Said
Minister of National Economy and Supervisor of the Ministry of Finance Ahmad bin Abdul Nabi Macki
Minister of Oil and Gas Mohammad bin Marmad bin Saif al Rumhy
Special Advisor to H.M. the Sultan, H.E. Dr. Omar Abdur Munim Al-Zawawi
2003 Minister of National Economy and Supervisor of the Ministry of Finance Ahmad bin Abdul Nabi Macki
Undersecretary for Education Curricula, Ministry of Education H.E. Dr. Fawzia bint Nasser Al-Farsi
Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs Yousuf bin Alawi bi Abdullah
2004 Minister of Transport and Communications, H.E. Sheikh Muhammed bin Abdullah bin Isa al Harthy
Minister of Oil and Gas Mohammad bin Marmad bin Saif al Rumhy
Minister of National Economy and Supervisor of the Ministry of Finance Ahmad bin Abdul Nabi Macki
Commander of the Royal Navy of Oman, Rear Admiral Solim bin Abdullah bin Rashid al Alawi
President of the Public Authority for Craft Industries H.E. Sheikha Aáisha bint Khalfom bin Jumeil Al Siyabiya
Special Advisor to H.M. the Sultan, H.E. Dr. Omar Abdur Munin Al-Zawawi
2005 Minister of National Economy and Supervisor of the Ministry of Finance, H.E. Ahmad bin Abdul Nabi Macki
2006 Minister of National Economy and Supervisor of the Ministry of Finance, H.E. Ahmad bin Abdul Nabi Macki
2007 Special Advisor to H.M. the Sultan, H.E. Dr. Omar Abdur Munin Al-Zawawi
Minister of National Economy and Supervisor of the Ministry of Finance, H.E. Ahmad bin Abdul Nabi Macki
Minister of Sports Affairs, H.E. Eng. Ali bin Masoud bin Ali Al Sunaidy
Member of the State Council, H.E. Muna Mahfouz Salem Al-Manthary
2008 Minister of Heritage and Culture H.H. Haitham bin Tarik Al-Said
Minister of National Economy and supervisor of the Ministry of Finance, H.E. Ahmed bin Abdul Nabi Macki
Chairman of the National Records and Achieves Authority, Dr. hamad Mohammed Dhuuaihi Al-Dawyani
Member of the State Council, Dr. Samira bint Mohamed Al-Moosa
2009 H.E. Sayyid Badr bin Hamad al Busaidi,Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Minister of Oil and Gas Mohammad bin Marmad bin Saif al Rumhy
Minister of Higher Education, H.E. Rawya bint Saud bin Ahmed al Busaidiyah
2010 Minister of National Economy and supervisor of the Ministry of Finance, H.E. Ahmed bin Abdul Nabi Macki
Minister of Environment and Climate Affairs, H.E. Sayyid Hamood bin Faisal Al Busaidi
Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdallah
Minister of Higher Education, H.E. Rawya bint Saud bin Ahmed al Busaidiyah
Minister of Environment and Climate Affairs, H.E. Sayyid Hamood bin Faisal Al Busaidi
Minister of Oil and Gas, Mohammad bin Marmad bin Saif al Rumhy
2011 Commander, Royal Oman Navy, Rear Admiral Adbullah bin Khamis bin Abdullah Al Raisi
Minister of Manpower, H.E. Mr. Shaikh Abdullah Nasser Al Bakri
2012 Minister of Transport and Communications, H.E. Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Salim al Futaisi
Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Sayyid Badr bin Hamad al Busaidi
2013 Minister of Environment and Climate Affairs, H.E. Mohammed bin Salim bin Said al Toobi
Chairman of the Public Authority for Investment Promotion and Export Development, Dr. Salem bin Nasser bin Said Al Ismaily
2014 Minister of Heritage and Culture, H.H. Sayyid Haitham bin Tariq bin Taimur Al Said
Minister of Higher Education, H.E. Rawya Saud Ahmed Al-Busaidi
Minister of Education, H.E. Dr. Madeeha bint Ahmed bin Nassir al Shibaniyah
2015 Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Sayyid Badr bin Hamad al Busaidi
2016 Minister of Commerce and Industry, H.E. Ali bin Masoud bin Ali al Sunaidy
Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Sayyid Badr bin Hamad al Busaidi
Minister of Awqaf and Religious Affairs, H.E. Shaikh Abdullah bin Mohammad bin Abdullah al Salmi
2017 Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Sayyid Badr bin Hamad al Busaidi
2018 Chairman of the Special Economic Zone Authority at Al Duqm, H.E. Dr. Yahya bin Said bin Abdullah Al Jabri
Minister of Legal Affairs, H.E. Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Said al Saidi
2019 Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs, H.E. Sayyid Badr bin Saud bin Hareb al Busaidi
Minister of Oil and Gas, H.E. Dr. Mohammed Al Rumhy
Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations and Cooperation
Affairs and Special Representative for His Majesty the Sultan, H.H.
Sayyid Asaad bin Tariq bin Taimur Al Said
Minister of Tourism, H.E. Ahmed Al Mehrzi
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