Cambodia–Japan relations

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Cambodia-Japanese relations
Map indicating locations of Cambodia and Japan



Cambodia–Japan relations are foreign relations between Cambodia and Japan. Japan has an embassy in Phnom Penh. Cambodia has an embassy in Tokyo.



Trade is sizable between the two countries:

  • Japan to Cambodia: 14.0 billion yen (2006)
  • Cambodia to Japan: 9.5 billion yen (2006)

Japanese investment in Cambodia includes Phnom Penh Commercial Bank, a joint venture of Hyundai Switzerland and Japanese SBI Group, opened in 2008.

Japanese aid[edit]

Japan remains Cambodia’s top donor country providing some US$1.2 billion in total Official Development Assistance (ODA)since 1992.[1] In 2006, Japanese and Cambodian governments signed an agreement outlining a new Japanese aid program worth US$59 million.[2]

The Japanese Government has provided significant assistance for demining and education.[3][4]

Country comparison[edit]

Cambodia Cambodia Japan Japan
Population 14,952,665 126,659,683
Area 181,035 km2 (69,898 sq mi) 377,944 km2 (148,925 sq mi)
Population density 81.8/km2 (211.8/sq mi) 337.1/km2 (873.1/sq mi)
Capital Phnom Penh Tokyo
Largest city Phnom Penh – 1,501,725 Tokyo – 13,185,502
Government Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
First leader Queen Soma (Monarch)
Norodom Sihanouk (Prime Minister)
Emperor Jimmu (Monarch)
Ito Hirobumi (Prime Minister)
Current leader Norodom Sihamoni (Monarch)
Hun Sen (Prime Minister)
Akihito (Monarch)
Shinzo Abe (Prime Minister)
Official languages Khmer Japanese (de facto)
Main religions 96% Buddhism, 2% Islam, 1% Christianity, 0.3% other 98% Buddhism & Shinto, 2% Christianity, "Most of the Japanese are nominal believers, however they identify mostly by Buddhism, this figure includes adherents of new religions"
Ethnic groups 90% Khmer, 5% Vietnamese, 1% Chinese, 4% other 98.5% Japanese, 0.5% Korean, 0.4% Chinese, 0.6% other
GDP (nominal) 2012 IMF estimates: US$14.118 billion 2014 IMF estimates: US$5.228 trillion

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Business in Cambodia | Japan - Business People Technology |
  2. ^,com_jcs/Itemid,52/crestrictid,7145/task,add/[dead link]
  3. ^ Archived July 7, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Antara News :". Archived from the original on 2007-06-23. Retrieved 2009-04-27.

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