Georgia–Japan relations

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Georgian-Japanese relations
Map indicating locations of Georgia and Japan



Georgian-Japanese relations were established on August 3, 1992, just over one year since Georgia became independent from the Soviet Union. Since November 2006, Georgia has maintained an embassy in Tokyo.[1] Japan has an embassy in Tbilisi.

Japan has extended foreign aid to Georgia for various economic and cultural development projects. The balance of trade between the two nations is heavily in favor of Japan, with Japan exporting automobiles and manufactured goods, and Georgia exporting food products and chemicals.[citation needed]

Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze made an official visit to Japan in March 1999[1] and President Mikheil Saakashvili visited Japan in March 2007.[2]

On February 2011 Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister Nikoloz Vashakidze met with Director-General for International Affairs, Bureau of Defense Policy of the Japanese Defense Ministry Hiroshi Oe and discussed further prospects of military cooperation between Georgia and Japan during the meeting.[3]

Abkhazia and South Ossetia[edit]

Japan supports Georgia's territorial claims over Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

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  1. ^ a b "Relations between Georgia and Japan". Embassy of Georgia to Japan. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Saakashvili in Japan to Boost Ties". Civil Georgia. 9 March 2007. Retrieved 9 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Georgia, Japan discuss cooperation prospects in defense sphere". 04.02.2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help)