Japan-Belgium Relations

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  • Basic Data


  • VIP Visits


    From Japan to Belgium
    1990 His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince, Prime Minister Kaifu with his wife, Foreign Minister Nakayama
    1991 Prime Minister Kaifu
    1993 Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress (twice)
    1994 Prime Minister Hata
    1996 Foreign Minister Ikeda
    1997 Foreign Minister Ikeda
    1999 His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince and Princess, Former Prime Minister Hashimoto
    2000 Foreign Minister Kono, International Trade and Industry Minister Fukaya, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tamazawa
    2001 Prime Minister Koizumi
    2002 Education and Science Minister Toyama, Foreign Minister Kawaguchi
    2005 Foreign Minister Machimura, Foreign Vice Minister Onodera and Ito
    2006 Foreign Minister Aso, Foreign Vice Minister Iwaya, Minister of State for Regulatory Reform Chuma
    2007 Prime Minister Abe
    2009 Foreign Vice Minister Nishimura
    2010 Prime Minister Kan
    2011 Prime Minister Kan, Foreign Minister Matsumoto, Minister of Financial and Postal Issues Jimi


    From Belgium to Japan
    1990 Their Majesties King Baudouin and the Queen, Deputy Prime Minister Dehaene
    1991 Deputy Prime Minister Claes
    1992 Their Majesties King Baudouin and the Queen, Foreign Minister Claes
    1993 His Royal Highness Prince Albert, Prime Minister Dehaene
    1994 His Royal Highness Prince Philip
    1996 Their Majesties King Albert and Queen, Foreign Minister Derycke
    1997 His Royal Highness Prince Philip
    1998 Deputy Prime Minister Di Rupo
    1999 His Royal Highness Prince Philip
    2000 Their Royal Highness Crown Prince Philip and Princess Mathilde
    2001 Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt
    2002 His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Minister of Finance Reynders
    2003 His Royal Highness Prince Laurent, Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt, Minister of Development Cooperation Verwilghen
    2005 His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt, Foreign Minister De Gucht, Minister of Finance Reynders, Minister of Economy Verwilghen
    2006 Chief of Diffence Van Daele
    2008 Minister for Simplication and administration Van Quickenborne
    2010 Prime Minister Yves Leterme, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Vanackere
    2012 His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minster Reynders

  • Bilateral Treaties and Agreements


  • Cultural Exchanges


    Main cultural events between Belgium and Japan are;

    In addition to the above, there are many Japanese cultural events held in Belgium, organised by the Japan Foundation and the Embassy of Japan.
    Please see the event calendar in Belgium