Country Name:


Head of State:

His Majesty  Emperor Akihit (1989)

Head of Government :

His Excellency Mr. Shinzo Abe (2012)

Foreign Minister:

His Excellecny Mr. Fumino Kishida (2012)


Diplomatic relations

  • The Maldives established diplomatic relations with Japan on 14 November 1967.


Diplomatic representation


  • The Embassy of Maldives in Japan was opened on 10 May 2007.
  • His Excellency Mohamed Hussain Shareef,  Ambassador - Designate of the Republic of Maldives to Japan



  • The Embassy of Japan in Maldives was opened on 1 January 2016
  • The Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Mr. Kazumi Endo presented his Letter of Credence to President of Maldives, His Excellency Mr. Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom on 7 August 2016


Recent Visits by Heads of State/Government


  • President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom made an official visit to Japan on the invitation by His Excellency Mr. Shinzō Abe,
    Prime Minister of Japan from 14th April to 17th April 2014



  • Nil