Issue Brief on “Pakistan-Japan Ties: Moving Towards a Positive Trajectory”


After a hiatus of eight years, high level diplomatic contact between Pakistan and Japan was renewed with the visit of Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono to Islamabad on January 3-4, 2018. Mr. Kono’s visit served to advance Pakistan-Japan bilateral ties in the background of fast changing regional and global scenarios.

Last year also marked the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Earlier, Japanese Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada had visited Pakistan on October 12, 2009. Pakistani Foreign Minister, Hina Rabbani Khar, visited Tokyo on May 24-26,2012.

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