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KAZAKHSTAN - JAPAN RELATIONS

 

 

BasicData:

Japan recognized Kazakhstan as independent state on 28 Dec. 1991.

Diplomatic relations between 2 countries were established on 26 Jan. 1992.

Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan opened in Tokyo on 22 Feb. 1996.

Embassy of Japan opened in Almaty on 20 Jan. 1993. On 1 Jan. 2005, Embassy moved to Astana.

Trade with Japan (2012): $2.05 billion

Export: $1.14 billion

Import: $904 million

No. of joint ventures: more than 30 (as of November 2013)

Direct Investment fromJapan: $6.2 billion (as of 2013)

Milestones visits:

From Kazakhstan

Apr. 1994, Mr. Nursultan NAZARBAYEV, President

Dec. 1999, Mr. Nursultan NAZARBAYEV, President

Dec. 2002, Mr. Kassym-Jomart TOKAYEV, Secretary of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs

Jun. 2005, Mr. Danial AKHMETOV, Prime Minister

Nov.2006,  Mr.Nurtai ABYKAYEV, Chairman of the Senate

Dec.2006, Mr. Oral MUKHAMEDZHANOV, Chairman of the Mazhilis

Dec.2007, Mr. Galym ORAZBAKOV, Minister of Trade and Industry

Jun. 2008, Mr. Nursultan NAZARBAYEV, President

Dec.2008, Mr. Mukhtar KUL-MUKHAMED, Minister of Culture and Information

Aug. 2009, Mr. Kanat SAUDABAYEV, Secretary of State

March 2010, Mr. Kanat SAUDABAYEV, Secretary of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs

Nov.2010, Mr. Oral MUKHAMEDZHANOV, Chairman of the Mazhilis

Jul. 2011, Mr. Yerbol ORYNBAYEV, Deputy Prime Minister

Oct. 2012, Mr. Yerbol ORYNBAYEV, Deputy Prime Minister

Nov.2012, Mr. Erlan IDRISSOV, Minister of Foreign Affairs

Feb.2013, Mr. Asset ISSEKESHEV, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Industry and New Technologies

Apr. 2013, Mr. Kairat MAMI, Chairman of the Senate

From Japan

May 1992, Mr. Michio WATANABE, Vice Prime Minister, Minister for Foreign Affairs

July 1997, Mr. Keizo OBUCHI, Member of the House of Representatives

Sep. 1997, Mr. Taro ASO, Minister, Economic Planning Agency

Aug. 2000, Mr. Tsutomu HATA, Former Prime Minister

Jun. 2003, Mr. Yoshiro MORI, Former Prime Minister

May 2004, Mr. Ryutaro HASHIMOTO, Former Prime Minister 

Aug. 2004, Ms. Yoriko KAWAGUCHI, Minister for Foreign Affairs

Jan. 2006, Mr. Nobutaka MACHIMURA, Former Foreign Minister

Aug. 2006, Mr. Junichiro KOIZUMI, Prime Minister

Apr. 2007, Mr. Akira AMARI, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry

Aug. 2010, Mr. Katsuya OKADA, Minister for Foreign Affairs

May 2011, Mr. Yukio HATOYAMA, Former Prime Minister

Aug. 2011, Ms. Yoriko KAWAGUCHI, Former Minister for Foreign Affairs

May 2012, Mr. Yukio EDANO, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry

BilateralTreaties/Agreements:

Aug.2004, Signing of the Agreement on Technical Cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Government of Japan (entered in force in June 2005);

Dec.2008, Signing of the Convention between the Republic of Kazakhstan and Japan for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income;

March 2010, Signing of the Agreement between the Republic of Kazakhstan and Japan for Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy;

Feb.2013, Completing of negotiation process on the Agreement between the Republic of Kazakhstan and Japan on Protection and Promotion of Mutual Investments.

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