Bilateral relations between Grenada and Japan have been strengthened over the years by many visits, including the visit to Japan in 1976 of Eric Gairy, former Prime Minister of Grenada. There are 2 Japanese people living in Grenada. In 2009, the Japanese Government granted aid for fisheries in Grenada, to build a fisheries center in Gouyave. This fisheries center will include a fish market, ice-machines, cold facilities, processing facility, Jetty, and an Antenna Tower. This cost 1,170 million Japanese Yen (US$15 million) and was completed in 2011.