There are some interesting similarities between Japan and Bahrain. Both have a history goes back to more than 5000 years, called the islands of rising sun, had Goddess of Sun and Enkie, have flags of white and red colors, and both are multiple island with little natural resources and vibrant nations.
The modern history of trade between Bahrain and Japan began in 1934 when the first oil shipment headed for Yokohama, Japan.
Since then, Bahrain has enjoyed a strong relationship with Japan. Since independence, Bahrain has been an important focal point of the Regional Economy and friendly host for Japanese companies and enterprises.
In August 1971, Japan became one of the original countries which recognized the independence of the State of Bahrain. In 1988, the Japanese Government opened its Embassy in Manama, Bahrain. In 2005, the Bahrain Embassy in Japan opened, and Dr. Khalil Hassan was assigned as the first Ambassador of Bahrain to Japan.
Recent Visits from Bahrain to Japan
Year of 2006
June H.E. Mr. Rasheed Mohammed Al-Maraj, Governor, Bahrain Monetary Agency
Year of 2007
March H.E. Sheikha Mai bint Mohamed Al Khalifa, Assistant Undersecretary, Ministry of Information
August H.E. Sheikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, President, General Organization for Youth and Sports
November Maj. Gen. Abdul Latif Al-Zayani, Chief of Public Security, Ministry of Interior
Year of 2008
February H.E. Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Minister of Foreign Affairs
June Parliamentary Delegation headed by H. E. Mr. Khalifa bin Ahmad Al-Dahrani, Chairman of the Representative Council, and the Honorables, Dr. Salah Ali Abdulrahman, the Second Deputy Chairman, Mr. Isa Ahmed Ali, Mr. Mohamed Jameel Al-jamri, and Mr. Abdulrahman Rashed Bumajaid
October H.R.H. Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Chairman of Economic Development
October H.E. Sheikh Hussam bin Isa Al Khalifa, Advisor, Prime Minister’s Court
Year of 2009
November Bahrain-Japan Friendship Society’s Delegation headed by Mr. Nasser Mohammed Jameel Al-Arayedh
November H.E. Mr. Rasheed Mohammed Al-Maraj, Governor, Central Bank of Bahrain
Year of 2010
February H.E. Sheikh Daij bin Salman Al Khalifa, Chairman, General Organization of Sea Ports and Undersecretary for Ports Affairs, Ministry of Finance
Year of 2011
February Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, Minister of Interior
Year of 2012
April H.M. King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
October H.E. Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, Minister of Finance
Year of 2013
March H.R.H. Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince Deputy Supreme Commander First Deputy Prime Minister
September H.H. Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Chairman of Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, President Bahrain Olympic Committee and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Charity Organization
Year of 2014
February H.E. Dr. Salah Ali Mohamed Abdulrahman, Minister of Human Rigthts Affairs
April Bahrain-East Asian Parliamentary Friendship Committee, Sura Council
November H.E. Mr. Abdulla Abdullatif Abdullah Abdullatif, Undersecretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs