About the Embassy
The diplomatic relations between the United Arab Emirates and Japan were established in 1971.
The UAE Embassy in Tokyo was inaugurated in December 1973, while the Japanese Embassy in Abu Dhabi was inaugurated in April 1974.
Since the historic visit of the Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan to Japan in 1990, the relations between our two friendly countries have witnessed a great leap in almost all fields.
Ever since the inauguration of the UAE Embassy in 1971, a number of Ambassadors served at the UAE mission in Japan.
In just over four decades, the UAE as a nation has transformed from a tribal culture reliant on agriculture and fishing to an entrepreneurial success story with world-class infrastructure. The leadership has improved education (effectively eliminating illiteracy), advanced health care and embraced change as the UAE modernizes, consistent with its history and cultural values.
The UAE is also strengthening institutions of government to ensure a transparent legal system with full regard for the quality of life of all citizens and residents. Eight members of the Federal Cabinet are women. And in November 2015, Dr. Amal Al Qubaisi became President of the Federal National Council, making her the region’s first female leader of a national assembly.
The UAE is a member of the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the Arab League and the Gulf Cooperation Council.
Today the UAE is a strong, vibrant and modern nation that welcomes people from all around the world.
The UAE is the home of the largest Japanese community in the whole Middle East & North Africa regions, with more than 300 Japanese companies operating in the UAE and serving larger geographical areas.