Japan -Trinidad and Tobago Relations


Diplomatic Relations:

Established in May 1964


Japanese Nationals:

Number of Japanese nationals residing in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago: 32 (As of Oct.2008)


Trade with Japan:

Trinidad and Tobago and Japan have a long and fruitful business and commercial relationship. Some Japanese major trade firms have engaged in joint activities with local firms. Trade between TT and Japan has expanded significantly in recent years.


Japan's ODA: (2003) (*DAC Statistics)
Grants: US$ 0.11 million (Accmulated total as at 2003 - US$ 0.98 million)
Technical cooperation: US$ 2.12 million (Accmulated total as at 2003 - US$ 24.5 million)
(In 1993-2002 Japan was Trinidad and Tobago’s top bilateral donor)


VIP’s Visit to Japan


Year Name
1974 Prime Minister Williams
1975 Prime Minister Williams
Minister of Trade and Industry Mohabir
1978 Minister of Petroleum and Mines Mahabir
1985 Prime Minister Chambers
Minister of Foreign Affairs Mahabir
Minister of Trade and Industry Mottley
1987 Minister of Finance and Economics Sudama
House of Representative Member Mohammed
1988 Minister of Industry, Enterprises and Tourism Gordon
1989 Minister of Finance Wilson
1990 Minister of Finance Wilson
1991 Minister of Finance Wilson
Minister of Planning and Mobilization 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, Dr. the Hon. Suruj Rattan Rambachan