Greetings of H.E. The Ambassador of the Government of Japan to Armenia, Jun Yamada:
My name is Jun Yamada. I arrived in Yerevan on 27 May as Ambassador of Japan. 22 years have passed since my last visit to this beautiful country, but throughout these years I have been profoundly fascinated by the incredibly old history and the sheer sophistication of Armenian culture which form the identity and pride of the people here. It is a great honour and real fortune for me to be in a position to bridge our two countries once again.
Last year marked the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Armenia. The Japanese Embassy has been active in Yerevan for more than 3 years now and there is a good prospect for the earliest entry into force of long-awaited Japan-Armenia Investment Agreement. Indeed our bilateral relations are on the brink of quantum leap now.
There are so many qualities which are common between Armenian and Japanese people, but I surmise that the attitude to create new values from nothing through human perseverance and will - without relying on the externally given resources - embodies the most crucial one which has rather universal relevance beyond the two nations themselves.
Today our world is rapidly shrinking due to the tectonic advance of technology in which the Armenian people exhibit the best aspect of their talent. This suggests that ultimately all the countries and people on the surface of the globe will become “immediate neighbors” to each other. Preempting the arrival of totally new situation, we would rather endeavour day by day to become the most cordial neighbours in such a world!
I would sincerely like to ask all the Armenian people, as well as those Japanese people who have already been deeply associated with this fascinating country to offer your frank opinions and guidance to our Embassy.
Established on 7th September 1992.
Embassy of the Republic of Armenia opened in Tokyo on 13 July 2010.
Embassy of Japan opened in Yerevan on 1 January 2015.
Number of Japanese nationals residing in Armenia: 33 (Oct 2016)
Trade with Japan (2017):
Exports to Japan: 1,168 million yen (clothing, aluminum and aluminum alloys, cigarettes, machinery and transport equipment, alcoholic beverages, etc.)
Imports from Japan: 2,173 million yen (motor vehicles, rubber tires and tubes, machinery for construction and mining, precision instruments, etc.)
Japan's Official Development Assistance:
List of Exchange of Notes
Loans: 31.808 billion yen (the total till FY 2015)
Grants: 6.942 billion yen (the total till FY 2015)
Technical cooperation: 4.012 billion yen (the total till FY 2015)
Cultural Grant (cumulative total fiscal 1975-2016):
405 million yen (Cultural Grant Aid and Grassroots Grant Aid)