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Lightbulb MOFA: Japan Pakistan Relationships

Basic Data
Diplomatic relations:
Established in April 1952
Number of Residents:
Number of Japanese Nationals residing in Pakistan: 810 (Oct. 2000)
Number of Pakistani Nationals residing in Japan: 6,550 (Dec. 1999)
Trade with Japan:
Exports: $ 252 million (fabric, cotton, garment, fish) ('99)
Imports: $ 606 million (car, machinery, chemical) ('99)
Direct Investment from Japan:
$ 13.9 million ('99)
Japan's Economic Cooperation:
Outline of Japan's ODA to Pakistan (September 2005) [PDF] [Text Version]
List of Grant Aid - Exchange of Notes in Fiscal Year 2006
List of Loan Aid - Exchange of Notes in Fiscal Year 2005
Loans: 873 billion yen
Grants: 162.1 billion yen
Technical Cooperation: 26.3 billion yen
VIP Visits
From Japan to Pakistan
Year Name
1995 Minister for International Trade and Industry, Ryutaro Hashimoto
1997 Minister for Foreign Affairs, Yukihiko Ikeda
1999 State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Ichita Yamamoto
2000 Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori
2001 Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Seiken Sugiura
2001 Minister for Foreign Affairs, Yoriko Kawaguchi
2004 Minister for Foreign Affairs, Yoriko Kawaguchi
2005 Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi
2006 Minister for Foreign Affairs, Taro Aso

From Pakistan to Japan
Year Name
1993 Minister for Finance, Babal Ali
1995 Chairman Senate, Wasim Sajjad
1996 Prime Minister, Benazir Buttho
1998 Minister for Foreign Affairs, Gohar Ayub Khan
1998 Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz
2001 Minister for Foreign Affairs, Abdul Sattar
2001 Special Envoy of the President, Mr. Shaukat Aziz
2002 President, General Pervez Musharraf

Cultural Exchanges
1996 Demonstration of Flower Arrangement
1997 Music Concert
1997 Table Tennis Coaching Session
1997 Karate Coaching Session
1998 Kite & Tops Workshop
1998 Traditional Music Concert
1999 Judo Coaching Session

Cultural Grant (cumulative total fiscal 1975-2004)
719.8 million yen (Cultural Grant Aid)


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Statement by the Press Secretary on a Bomb Attack in Karachi, Pakistan (April 2006)
Statement by the Press Secretary on a Series of Bomb Blasts in Karachi, Pakistan (March 2006)
Grant Aid to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan for the Project for the Enhancement of Training Capabilities of Construction Machinery Training Institute (January 2006)
Japanese Foreign Minister Aso's visit to Pakistan (Overview) (January 2006)
Mr. Taro Aso, Minister for Foreign Affairs, to Visit India and Pakistan (December 2005)
Talks between Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and President Pervez Musharaff of Pakistan on the Telephone (November 2005)
Disaster caused by the Earthquake in Pakistan (October 2005)
Statement by the Press Secretary on Pakistan's Missile Test (August 2005)
Support to "Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Development Facility" in Pakistan (June 2005)
Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's Visit to Southwest Asia and Europe (May 2005)
Statement by the Press Secretary on the progress of India-Pakistan relations (April 2005)
Statement by the Press Secretary on Pakistan's Ballistic Missile Test (March 2005)
Visit to Japan by H.E. Mr. Khurshid M. Kasuri, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (Overview) (March 2005)
Emergency Aid to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan for Disasters Caused by Heavy Rain, Avalanches and Landslides (February 2005)
Visit to Japan by H. E. Mr. K. M. Kasuri, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Pakistan (February 2005)
Statement by the Press Secretary on Pakistan's Ballistic Missile Test (December 2004)
Assistance through the Trust Fund for Human Security for tackling Obstetric Fistula (November 2004)
Statement by the Press Secretary on the Ballistic Missile Testing by Pakistan (October 2004)
Japanese Foreign Minister Kawaguchi's Visit to Pakistan (Press Release) (August 2004)
Ms. Yoriko Kawaguchi, Foreign Minister, to Visit Pakistan and India (August 2004)
Exchange of Notes concerning the Contribution of Supplies and Services to the Armed Forces or Other Similar Entities of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan under the Anti-terrorism Special Measures Law (July 2004)
Japan-Pakistan Foreign Ministers' Meeting on the occasion of the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) Meeting (Summary) (June 2004)
Statement by the Press Secretary on the Ballistic Missile Testing by Pakistan (June 2004)
Statement by the Press Secretary on the ballistic missile testing by Pakistan (May 2004)
Statement by the Press Secretary on the ballistic missile testing by Pakistan (March 2004)
Statement by Ms. Yoriko Kawaguchi, Minister for Foreign Affairs, on the Terrorist Attacks at the Islamic Religious Festival (in Baghdad and Karbala, Iraq, and Quetta, Pakistan) (March 2004)
Statement by the Press Secretary on the Relations between India and Pakistan (February 2004)
Statement by Ms. Yoriko Kawaguchi, Minister for Foreign Affairs, on the Summit Meetings between India and Pakistan (January 2004)
Statement by the Press Secretary on the assassination attempt by suicide bombings against President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan (December 2003)
Statement by the Press Secretary on the Announcement by President Pervez Musharraf to Relinquish His Position of Chief of the Army Staff (December 2003)
Statement by the Press Secretary on the Assassination Attempt by Explosive Devices against Mr. Perves Musharraf, President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (December 2003)
Statement by the Press Secretary on the Relations between India and Pakistan (December 2003)
Statement by the Press Secretary on the Relations between India and Pakistan (November 2003)
Statement by the Press Secretary on the Proposals by India to Improve Relations between India and Pakistan (October 2003)
Statement by the Press Secretary on the ballistic missile testing by Pakistan (October 14, 2003)
Statement by the Press Secretary on the ballistic missile testing by Pakistan (October 8, 2003)
Emergency Aid for Flood Disaster in Pakistan (August 2003)
Emergency Aid for Flood Disaster in Pakistan (August 2003)
Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ms. Yoriko Kawaguchi, on the Relations between India and Pakistan (May 2003)
Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ms. Yoriko Kawaguchi, on the Relations between India and Pakistan (May 2003)
Statement by the Press Secretary on India-Pakistan Relations (April 2003)
Special Announcement by the Press Secretary (Foreign Minister's meeting with British Foreign Secretary and her telephone conversation with European Commissioner) (April 2003)
Grant Aid to UNICEF for the Pakistan Project to Eradicate Poliomyelitis (December 2002)
Statement by Ms. Yoriko Kawaguchi, Minister for Foreign Affairs, on the Government of Pakistan's Decision to Withdraw its Forces from Positions on the Border with India (October 2002)
Statement by Foreign Minister Kawaguchi on the Government of India's decision to redeploy the armed forces from positions on the international border with Pakistan (October 2002)
Statement by the Election Obervation Team to Pakistan from the Government ot Japan (October 2002)
Statement by the Press Secretary on the local assembly elections in Kashmir (October 2002)
Statement by the Press Secretary on a Repeated Ballistic Missile Launch Test by Pakistan (October 2002)
Statement by the Press Secretary on a Missile Launch Test by Pakistan (October 2002)
Japan-Pakistan Summit Meeting (Summary) (September 2002)
Statement by the Press Secretary on the Killing of a Candidate for the Regional Assembly Elections in Kashmir (September 2002)
G8 Foreign Ministers' Statement on India and Pakistan (May 2002)
Mr. Seiken Sugiura, Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, to Visit Pakistan and India (May 2002)
Statement by Ms. Yoriko Kawaguchi, Minister for Foreign Affairs, on the Tension between India and Pakistan (May 2002)
Statement by the Press Secretary on the Terrorist Attack in Islamabad, Pakistan (March 2002)
Visit to Japan of His Excellency General Pervez Musharraf, President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (March 2002)
Statement by the Press Secretary on the Holding of SAARC Summit Meeting and on the Relations between India and Pakistan (January 2002)
G8 Foreign Ministers' Statement on India and Pakistan (December 2001)
Statement by the Press Secretary on the Paris Club Agreement concerning Debt Rescheduling for Pakistan (December 2001)
Courtesy Call on Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi by Finance Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Shaukat Aziz (Outline) (November 2001)
Meeting between Foreign Minister Makiko Tanaka and Finance Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Shaukat Aziz (Outline) (November 2001)
Minister for Foreign Affairs Makiko Tanaka's Visit to Islamic Republic of Pakistan (November 2001)
Telephone Talks Between Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan General Pervez Musharraf (Outline) (October 2001)
Visit to Japan of H.E. Mr. Shaukat Aziz, Special Envoy of the President Pervez Musharraf of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (October 2001)
Announcement by the Chief Cabinet Secretary on Discontinuation of Measures in Response to Nuclear Testing Conducted by India and Pakistan (October 2001)
Additional In-Kind Cooperation of Relief Materials for the Afghan Refugees in Pakistan (October 2001)
Food Aid for the Afghan Refugees in Pakistan (October 2001)
Non-project Grant Aid to Pakistan (October 2001)
Emergency Aid to Pakistan for the Refugees from Afghanistan (October 2001)
Emergency Economic Assistance to Pakistan (September 2001)
Visit by Senior-Vice Minister Seiken Sugiura to Pakistan (September 2001)
Statement by the Press Secretary on Speech by General Pervez Musharraf, President of Pakistan, concerning the Simultaneous Terrorist Attacks in the United States (September 2001)
Statement by the Press Secretary on the Democratization Progress in Pakistan (August 2001)
Emergency Aid for Torrential Rain Disaster Relief in Pakistan (August 2001)
Statement by the Press Secretary on the Relations between India and Pakistan (July 2001)
Statement by the Press Secretary on Indo-Pakistan Relations (May 2001)
Visit to Japan by Mr. Abdul Sattar, Foreign Minister of Pakistan (March 2001)
Comment by the Press Secretary on the Kashmir Issue (December 2000)
Emergency Assistance to Pakistan for Drought Disaster (October 2000)
Japan-Pakistan Summit Meeting (Summary) (August 21, 2000)
Courtesy Call on Pakistani President Tarar (Summary) (August 21, 2000)
Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori's Visit to Bangladesh, Pakistan, India and Nepal (August 2000)
Emergency Assistance to Pakistan for Drought Disaster (June 2000)
Announcement of Implementing Local Elections in Pakistan (Statement by the Press Secretary) (March 2000)
Statement by Foreign Minister Yohei Kono on the Political Change in Pakistan (October 1999)
Statement by the Press Secretary on the fighting between Indian and Pakistani troops in Kashimir (May 1999)
Emergency Aid to Pakistan for Cyclone Disaster Relief (May 1999)
Statement by the Press Secretary on the missile test-firing by Pakistan (April 15, 1999)
Statement by the Press Secretary on the missile testing by Pakistan (April 14, 1999)
Ninth Japan-Pakistan Joint Commission Meeting (February 1999)
Response of the Government of Japan to the Nuclear Tests Conducted by India and Pakistan

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Press Secretary's Press Conference on Pakistan
Year Month Date
2006 May 25
March 14
2005 December 8
September 30
April 8
March 22, 25
2004 November 2
October 15
July 13
March 16
January 9, 23
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