Chronology of Diplomatic Relations:

Diplomatic relations between Georgia and Japan were established on August 3, 1992.

Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Georgia:

  • Mr. Koji Watanabe - 1996 - 1997
  • Mr. Takehiro Togo - 2001 - 2002
  • Mr. Toshiuki Fujivara - 2002 - 2005
  • Mr. Tadahiro Abe - 2005 - 2009
  • Mr. Masaoyshi Kamohara - 2009 - 2012
  • Mr. Toshio Kaitani - 2013- 2017
  • Mr. Tadaharu Uehara - since August 2017 to date

Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to Japan:

  • Mr. David Nozadze, Charge d' affaires of Georgia - 2006 - 2008
  • Mr. Ivane Machavariani - 2008 - 2009
  • Mr. Revaz Beshidze - 2009 - 2013
  • Mr. Levan Tsintsadze - 2014 - 2019
  • Mr. Teimuraz Lezhava - (Envoy extraordinary and plenipotentiary) 2019 - to date

Fields of cooperation:

Japan's Official Development Assistance (ODA) is being implemented in Georgia through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in the different major directions: grant aid for the sectors of economy and infrastructure (energy, roads, hospitals, and agriculture), preferential loans (energy, transport, and infrastructure), grant aid to local NGOs and technical assistance (training of Georgian specialists in Japan and dispatch of Japanese experts to Georgia). In the frames of ODA a lot of projects were also implemented in the fields of agriculture, education and health care.

In the frames of the above assistance, nowadays the Government of Japan is financing two important projects in Georgia: East-West Highway Improvement Project and Clean Energy by Solar Electricity Generation System.

Useful Links:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan