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Diplomatic Relations:

  • Established in July 1962 with the recognition of the independence.

Number of Residents:

  • Number of Algerian nationals residing in Japan: 260 as of June 2013.
  • Number of Japanese nationals residing in Algeria: 816 (October 2008)

Trade with Japan (2012):

  • Exports: 439.4 million US. Dollars (liquid natural gas (LNG), petroleum, shellfish)
  • Imports: 622.3 million US Dollars (trucks, passenger cars, plastic, industrial machinery etc.)


From Algeria to Japan:

  • 2013:
    • M.Abderkader BENSALAH, President of the Council of the Nation and special representative of M. President BOUTEFLIKA and head of the Algerian delegation to the TICAD V Summit;
    • M.Youcef YOUSFI, Minister of Energy and Mining, member of the Algerian delegation to the TICAD V Summit;
    • Minister of Energy and Mining M. Youcef YOUSFI;
  • 2008:
    • M.Reda HAMIANI, President of Algeria Business Forum;
    • M.Mohammed BOUCHAME, General Secretary of the Ministry of Public Works;
    • M.Ahmed OUYAHIA, Personal Representative of the Head of State to TICAD IV;
    • President Abdelaziz Bouteflika attending the Hokkaido G8 Summit
  • 2007:
    • M. Amar GHOUL, Minister of Public Works.
  • 2006:
    • M.Fateh BOUDAMOUS, General Secretary of the Ministry of Fisheries.
  • 2005:
    • M.Abdelkader SEMMARI, President of Japan-Algeria parliamentary group;
    • M.Boudjemaa HAICHOUR, Minister of Post, Information, and Communication Technologies.
  • 2004:
    • M. Cherif RAHMANI, Ministre de l'Amenagement du territoire et de l'environnement
    • M. Mohamed MEZIANE, President Directeur General de SONATRACH
    • M. Abdelaziz BOUTEFLIKA, President of the People's Republic of Algeria.

      Reflecting the recent improvement of security situation in Algeria, the economic cooperation with the dispatch of Japanese experts restarted from 2002.

      It should be noted that Mr. Yoshiro MORI, Former Prime Minister, visited Algeria at the beginning of May 2004 and Mr. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, paid an official working visit to Japan at the beginning of December 2004. During his visit, the Agreement on Technical Cooperation was signed as between Mr. Nobutaka Machimura, Foreign Minister of Japan and Mr. Abdelaziz BELKHADEM, Foreign Minister of Algeria, which is the first-ever agreement between Algeria and Japan.

  • 2003:
    • M. Abdelkader MESSAHEL, Ministre Delegue aupres du Ministre des Affaires Etrangeres
  • 2002:
    • M. Ali TOUNSI, Directeur General de la DGSN
    • M. Chakib KHELIL, Ministre de l'Energie et des Mines
  • 2001:
    • M. Abdelkader MESSAHEL, Ministre Delegue aupres du Ministre des Affaires Etrangeres
  • 2000:
    • M. Youcef YOUSFI, Ministre des Affaires Etrangeres
    • M. Abdelaziz BOUTEFLIKA, President de la Republique
  • 1999:
    • Mme Saida BENHABYLES, Senatrice
    • M. Abdelmadjid ATTAR, President Directeur General de SONATRACH
  • 1997:
    • M. Ahmed TIBAOUI, President du Conseil National de Participation de l'Etat
  • 1998:
    • M. Youcef YOUSFI, Ministre de l'Energie et des Mines
  • 1995:
    • M. Abdelouahab KERAMANE, Gouverneur de la Banque d'Algerie
    • M. Amar MEKHLOUFI, Ministre de l'Energie et des Mines
  • 1994:
    • M. Mourad BENACHENHOU, Ministre des Affaires Economiques
    • M. Abdelouhab KERAMANE, Gouverneur de la Banque d'Algerie
    • M. Tahar ALLANE, Ministre des Postes et Telecommunications
    • M. Mohamed BENSALEM, Ministre du Tourisme

From Japan to Algeria:

  • 2014:
    • Mr. Nobuo Kishi, Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • 2012:
    • Mr. Ryuji Yamane, Parliamentary Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs
    • Mr. Fumiaki Toya, Director General of trade Policy at METI
  • 2011:
    • Ms. Misako Kaji Deputy Director General in charge of Middle East and Africa at MOFA
  • 2010:
    • Mr. Tadashiro Matsushita Vice Minister at METI
    • Minister for Foreign Affairs, M. Seiji MAEHARA.
  • 2008:
    • M.Yoshikata MURATA, Vice Chairman of Algeria-Japan Parliament Group.
  • 2007:
    • M.Itsunori ONODERA, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs.
  • 2006:
    • M.Yoshikata SAKURADA, State Minister for Economic and Fiscal Policy.
  • 2005:
    • Ambassador Tatsuo ARIMA representing Japan to the Arab Summit;
    • M.Katsuyuki KAWAI, PArliamentary Secretary;
    • M.Motohide YOSHIKAWA, General Director of the Middle Eastern and African Bureau.
  • 2004:
    • Former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori
  • 2002:
    • Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs Kenshiro Matsunami
  • 2001:
    • Education and Science Minister Nobutaka Machimura
  • 2000:
    • Former Foreign Minister Masahiko Koumura
    • Senior State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Kiyohiro Araki
  • 1999:
    • Ambassador to the United Nations Yukio Satoh
  • 1998:
    • Former Foreign Minister Kouji Kakizawa
  • 1996:
    • Special Envoy Ambassador Kurokouchi
  • 1993:
    • Vice-President of KEIDANREN Mr. Yonekura
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