Press Release

2021/4/14
March 18, 2021 His Majesty the Emperor of Japan honored Mr. Khder Kareem, Vice President of Mayors for Peace and the former Mayor of Halabja with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette
April 30, 2020 Japan’s Yen Loan of 10 Billion Yen is assigned to electrical substation in Babil Governorate October 08,2019 The Signing Ceremony of Grassroots Grant Contract for the Project for Provision of Medical Devices to Sinjar General Hospital in Nineveh Governorate
September 25, 2019 The 80th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and Iraq Commemorative Event “The 11th Japan-Iraq Joint Academic Meeting”
September 16, 2019 The Completion Ceremony of Yen Loan Project “Al-Mussaib Thermal Power Plant Rehabilitation Project”
August 16, 2019 Visa Application through the Accredited Travel Agencies in Iraq

July 18, 2019 The 80th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and Iraq Commemorative Lecture “Japan – Iraq Relations Early days in 1930s and their expansion in 1970s - 80s”
June 26, 2019 Japanese Ambassador delivered the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette to Prof. Mahmoud Al-Qaysi, Associate Dean of the College of Arts for Scientific Affairs, University of Baghdad
June 16, 2019 Signing Ceremony of the Exchage of Notes for Basrah Refinery Upgrading Project (II)
May 21, 2019 2019 Spring Conferment of Decoration Prof. Dr. Mahmoud Al-Qaysi
April 25, 2019 Laureates of the Third Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize
April 17, 2019 The Opening Ceremony of the Japanese Lab. at the College of Arts, University of Baghdad 
March 10, 2019 
Series of lectures on the occassion of the 80th Anniversary of Establishing Diplomatic Relations between Japan and Iraq - Lecture 1: An overview of Japan’s Activities in Iraq during the last 15 Years

March 03, 2019 The Signing Ceremony of Grassroots Grant Contract for the Project for Provision Medical Devices to Hawigeh Hospital in Kirkuk
February 21, 2019 Japanese Ambassador’s Commendation presented To Mr. Kawa Sami Sabri Al Sorani, Country Representative of Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) Iraq Programme
February 20, 2019 Japanese Ambassador delivered the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon to Mr. Azad Bajger, former Honorary Consul-General of Japan in the Kurdistan Region
February 19, 2019 The 80th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and Iraq Commemorative Event “Peace Building Seminar”
February 16, 2019 Japan’s New Grant Assistance to Iraq
February 3, 2019 The Signing Ceremony of the Cultural Grassroots Grant Assistance Contract for the Project for Improvement of Equipment for Japanese Language Facilities at the College of Arts, University of Baghdad
December 17, 2018 Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of JapanMr. Kentaro Sonoura’s Visit to Iraq
​​October 1, 2018 Announcement of official logo for the 80th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Iraq in 2019
​September 15, 2018 Exchange of Notes concerning Yen Loans to the Republic of Iraq
July 19, 2018 Ceremony for completion of electricity project and opening of training center in Kurdistan Region financed by Japan 
July 17, 2018 Project for Provision of Mobile Medical Unit for Displaced Persons in the Camps in Erbil Governorate
April 9, 2018 80th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and Iraq Logo Contest
​April 5, 2018 Exchange of Notes concerning Yen Loans to the Republic of Iraq
March 18, 2018 Yen Loan “Irrigation Sector Loan” (Completion Ceremony)
February 4, 2018 Japan’s New Grant Assistance to Iraq
January 15, 2018  Press Release (The Embassy of Japan in Iraq Condemns the Terrorist Attack in Tayaran Sq.)

December 10, 2017  Press Release (Statement by Foreign Minister Mr. Taro KONO regarding liberation of Iraq)

November 28, 2017  Press Release (State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Masahisa Sato's Visit to Iraq)

October 16, 2017  Press Release (Ambassador of Japan conveys to Prime Minister of KRG)

October 4, 2017  Press Release issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (telegram of condolence)

September 14, 2017  Emergency Grant Assistance for Responding to Humanitarian Crisis in Iraq

September 8, 2017  Yen Loan“Hartha Thermal Power Station Rehabilitation Project I”(Completion Ceremony)

August 5, 2017  Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Japan Mr. Kentaro Sonoura’s Visit to Iraq.

June 10, 2017  Ambassador of Japan to Iraq Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Kerbala and Musayyab.

May 30, 2017  Ambassador of Japan in Iraq Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Baghdad.

April 17, 2017  Japanese Ambassador attended a completion ceremony of communication project funded by Japanese ODA loan.

April 16, 2017  Japanese Ambassador presented Japan's assistance in Iraq at the Council of Representatives.

March 23, 2017  Embassy of Japan in Iraq Clarifies the News on Immigration

March 19, 2017  Japanese Funding Helps to Rebuild Lives and Livelihoods in Nineveh Governorate

February 21, 2017  The Signing Ceremony of Two Grassroots Grant Contracts for Those in Need Affected by ISIL

January 15, 2017  Japanese Ambassador visited Debaga 2 camp in Erbil Governorate

January 3, 2017  Embassy of Japan in Iraq Condemns Recent Terrorist Attacks in Baghdad

November 10, 2016  KRG, Japan Embassy and UNMAS Celebrate Certification Ceremony for Mine Action Officials

October 16, 2016  Embassy of Japan in Iraq Condemns Terrorist Attack

September 11, 2016  Embassy of Japan in Iraq Condemns Terrorist Attack

September 7, 2016  Embassy of Japan in Iraq Condemns Terrorist Attack

July 21, 2016  Japan’s New Grant Assistance to Iraq

July 20, 2016  Completion Ceremony of Halabja Water Treatment Plant Financed by Japan

July 19, 2016  UNDP’s new partnership with Toyota Iraq(UNDP Press Release)

July 17, 2016  Government of Japan and World Bank to Promote Inclusive Growth and Private Sector Development

July 4, 2016  Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on the Terrorist Attack in Iraq

May 17, 2016  Conferral ceremony of Mr. Thamir Al Ghadhban

April 29, 2016  Conferment of Decoration for Mr. Thamir Al Ghadhban

April 25, 2016  Japanese Ambassador visited a renovated school in Erbil by the Japanese NGO “Peace Winds Japan” under the “Renovation of Schools in IDPs Affected Areas” project

March 31, 2016  A signing ceremony of the Exchange of Note on Development Policy and Financial Reform Loan

March 23, 2016  The First Gas Product Exports by Iraqi Gas Company

March 3, 2016  Government of Japan gives USD 15 million to UN-Habitat projects in Iraq

March 3, 2016  The Signing Ceremony of the Grassroots Grant Contract for the Project for Provision of Rehabilitation Equipment for the Physiotherapy Center for the Physically Challenged in Baghdad city

February 22, 2016  Grant Assistance for Grass-Root Human Security Project ‘Explosives Clearance in Nineveh Governorate for the early and safe return of Internally Displaced Persons to their original homes’

February 21, 2016  Japan Provides US$3.5 million in Support to the Kurdistan Regional Government’s Response to IDP Crisis

January 24, 2016  Japan’s New Grant Assistance to Iraq

September 3, 2015  Assistance for stabilization in newly liberated areas (Counter-IED trainings for Iraqi Police officers)

July 28, 2015  Emergency Grant Assistance for Improvement of Humanitarian Situation and Stabilization in Iraq

October 20, 2014  Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on the Recent Situation in Iraq

September 20, 2014  Emergency Grant Aid for Internally Displaced Persons Affected by the Armed Conflict in Iraq

September 9, 2014  Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan on the Formation of the New Government in Iraq

August 12, 2014  Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on Nomination of Prime Minister Designate in the Republic of Iraq

June 28, 2014  Emergency Grant Aid for Internally Displaced Persons Affected by the Armed Conflict in Northern Iraq

June 25, 2014  Establishment of an ad hoc office in Erbil City

June 23, 2014  Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan on the Recent Situation in Iraq

June 12, 2014  Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on the Security Situation of Mosul City in Nineveh Province, Northern Iraq

June 9, 2014  Embassy of Japan in Iraq Condemns Terrorist Attacks June 08, 2014

May 1, 2014  Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan on the Third Parliamentary Election in the Republic of Iraq

February 16, 2014  Signing Ceremony of the Exchage of Notes for the Port Sector Rehabilitation Project (II)

February 13, 2014  22nd Monitoring Committee Meeting on Japanese ODA Projects

February 12, 2014  Emergency Grant Aid for Internally Displaced People Affected by the Armed Conflict in Western Iraq

February 12, 2014  Japan contributes US$11.6 million to support Syrian refugees and fight against terrorism in Iraq

February 10, 2014  Water Sector Public-Private Mission Visited Baghdad

February 6, 2014  Embassy of Japan in Iraq Condemns Terrorist Attacks

January 22, 2014  Speech by Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, at Geneva II Peace Conference on Syria

January15, 2014  Statement by Parliamentary Vice-Minister Mr. Takao MAKINO, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, At the Second International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria Kuwait

January 16, 2014  Embassy of Japan in Iraq Condemns Terrorist Attacks(English-Arabic)

January 9, 2014  Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan on the Security Situation in Anbar Province in the West of Iraq(English-Arabic)

December 15, 2013  The 3rd Japan-Arab Economic Forum will be held in Tokyo on 16th and 17th December 2013(English-Arabic)

December 8, 2013  ERBIL, Iraq 8 December 2013 – The Government and People of Japan continue to support Syrian refugees in Iraq (English)

November 28, 2013  The Embassy of Japan and JICA discuss Japan’s economic contribution to Iraq with the Government of Iraq in Baghdad - 21st Monitoring Committee Meeting on Japanese ODA Projects - (English)

November 25, 2013  Statement by the Ministry for Foreign-Affairs on the announcement of the “East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone” by the Ministry of National Defense of the People’s Republic of China (English-Arabic)

November 25, 2013  Statement by the Minister for Foreign-Affairs on the announcement of the “East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone” by the Ministry of National Defense of the People’s Republic of China (English-Arabic)

November 21, 2013  Embassy of Japan in Iraq Condemns Terrorist Attacks (English-Arabic)

November 18, 2013  Embassy of Japan in Iraq Condemns Terrorist Attack (English-Arabic)

November 17, 2013  Exhibition of“Metamorphosis of Japan after the war in Baghdad” (English-Arabic)

November 15, 2013  Embassy of Japan in Iraq Condemns Terrorist Attack (English-Arabic)

November 13, 2013  Embassy of Japan in Iraq Condemns Terrorist Attack (English-Arabic)

November 4, 2013  The Embassy of Japan in Iraq welcomes the adoption of a new election law at the Council of Representatives (English-Arabic)

October 2, 2013  Japan’s Emergency Grant Aid for Syrian Refugees and IDPs (English-Arabic)

September 25, 2013  Statement by the Embassy of Japan on the Ceremony for the Commencement of Garraf Crude Oil Production (English-Arabic)

September 24, 2013  Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan on the Parliamentary Election in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

September 2, 2013  Statement by the Press Secreatry, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan on the commencement of crude oil production in the Garraf oil field in Iraq

August 21, 2013  Ceremony on the Establishment of the Fallujah Maternity and Children’s Hospital (English-Arabic)

August 12, 2013  Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan on the recent security situation in Iraq (English-Arabic)

July 20, 2013  JAPAN CONTRIBUTES US$ 700,000 to WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME (WFP) FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES IN IRAQ (English-Arabic)

July 16, 2013  Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan on the recent security situation in Iraq (English-Arabic)

June 28, 2013  Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan on the adoption of a new resolution by the United Nations Security Council on Iraq(English-Arabic)

June 24, 2013  H.E Ambassador of Japan gives lecture at Dialogue of Thought Institute for Strategic Studies(English-Arabic)

June 11, 2013  Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan on a series of terrorist attacks in Iraq(English-Arabic)

May 28, 2013  Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan on a series of terrorist attacks in Iraq(English-Arabic)

May 9, 2013  The donation of Books on Japan at Baghdad University(English-Arabic)

April 25, 2013  Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan on a series of clashes and attacks in Iraq (English-Arabic)

March 19, 2013  On a series of terrorist attacks in Iraq (English / Arabic)

March 12, 2013  Water Sector Public-Private Mission Visited the Republic of Iraq (English / Arabic)

March 06, 2013  Japan contributes US$ 7.5 Million to support Syrian Refugees in Iraq (English / Arabic)

February 05, 2013  Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan on a suicide attacks in Iraq (English / Arabic)

January 24, 2013  Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan on a series of terrorist attacks in Iraq (English)

January 12, 2013  The Origami Workshop at the Embassy of Japan (English / Arabic)

November 20, 2012  Celebration of HM Emperor’s Birthday at the Embassy of Japan (English / Arabic)

November 2, 2012  The Japan Day at Baghdad International Fair (English / Arabic)

September 24, 2012  Opening Ceremony of Completing New Community Policing Stations in Basra (English / Arabic)

August 17, 2012  Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan on a series of terrorist attacks in Iraq (English / Arabic)

July 23, 2012  Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan on a series of terrorist attacks in Iraq (English / Arabic)

June 14, 2012  Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan on a series of terrorist attacks in Iraq (English / Arabic)

June 13, 2012  Launching Ceremony of the project “Youth Livelihoods Development in Southern Iraq” (English / Arabic)

June 7, 2012  Statement by Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on Signing the Japan-Iraq Investment Agreement (English / Arabic)

May 31, 2012  Launching Ceremony of the project “Fighting Youth Unemployment through Education” (English / Arabic)

May 29, 2012  Provision of Yen Loan to Iraq (English / Arabic)

May 26, 2012  Working Visit to Japan of H.E. Mr. Hoshyar Zebari, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Iraq (English / Arabic)

April 25, 2012  Orientation meeting for Iraqi students who seeks to study in Japan (English / Arabic)

March 21, 2012  Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on series of terrorist attacks in Iraq (English / Arabic)

March 14, 2012  The Reception in Commemoration of the Great East Japan Earthquake (English / Arabic)

March 3, 2012  The Signing Ceremony of Grant Contract for the Project for Improvement of Irrigation System in Badosh District, Ninawa (English / Arabic)

February 25, 2012  The 3rd Japanese Film Festival at University of Baghdad (English / Arabic)

February 24, 2012 Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on series of terrorist attacks in Iraq (English / Arabic)

February 20, 2012 The Japanese Photo Exhibition in Erbil, Basrah, Samawah (English / Arabic)

February 16, 2012 The Signing Ceremony of the Grassroots Grant Contract for the Project for Construction of the Garraf Vocational Training Center (English / Arabic)

February 9, 2012 The 3rd Japanese Film Festival at the Embassy of Japan (English / Arabic)

January 25, 2012 The Signing Ceremony of the Grassroots Grant Contract for the Project for Rehabilitation of Schools in Sadr District, Baghdad (English / Arabic)

January 15, 2012 Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on suicide bombing in the southern city of Basra, Iraq (English / Arabic)

January 5, 2012 Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on terrorist bombings in Iraq (English / Arabic)

December 22, 2011 Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on a series of terrorist bombings in Baghdad, Iraq (English / Arabic)

November 20, 2011 Exhibition of Japanese Architecture in Baghdad(English / Arabic)

November 14, 2011 Working Visit to Japan of H.E. Mr. Nouri al-Maliki, Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq

October 9, 2011 The Embassy of Japan and JICA discuss Japan’s economic contribution to Iraq with the Government of Iraq in Baghdad (English / Arabic)

August 16, 2011 Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on a series of terrorist attacks in Iraq (English / Arabic)

June 15, 2011 The Embassy of Japan and JICA discuss Japan’s economic contribution to Iraq with the Government of Iraq in Baghdad (English / Arabic)

June 5, 2011  Dispatch of a Japanese Business Mission to Iraq (English / Arabic)

April 11, 2011  Kizuna-The Bonds of Friendship (English / Arabic)

March 31, 2011  The Japanese Photo Exhibition in Baghdad (English / Arabic)

March 30, 2011  Statement by the Press Secretary/Director‐General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on a terrorist attack in Tikrit, Iraq (English/ Arabic)

March 10, 2011  The Signing Ceremony of the Grassroots Grant Contract for the Project for the Al-Zubair Clinic Construction in Basra Governorate (English/ Arabic)

March 6, 2011  The Signing Ceremony of the Grassroots Grant Contract for the Project for The Rehabilitation of Hamza Bin Abdul Muttalib Primary School(English/ Arabic)

March 3, 2011  The 2nd Japanese Film Festival at the Embassy of Japan(English/ Arabic)

February 9, 2011  The Embassy of Japan and JICA discuss Japan’s economic contribution to Iraq with the Government of Iraq in Baghdad(English/ Arabic)

January 21, 2011  Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on the suicide bomb attacks in Karbala,Iraq (English / Arabic)

January 18, 2011  Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on the suicide bomb attack in Tikrit, Iraq (English / Arabic)

December 26, 2010  Environment Seminar at the Embassy of Japan (English / Arabic)

December 22, 2010  Establishment of a New Government in Iraq (English / Arabic)

November 21, 2010  The Signing Ceremony of the Grassroots Project for Elementary School Rehabilitation in Khanaqin District, Diyala (English / Arabic)

November 13, 2010  Remarks by H.E. Mr. Seiji Maehara, Foreign Minister of Japan, on electing new Speaker for the Council, new President and appointment of Prime Minister - designate of Iraq (English / Arabic)

October 20, 2010  The bomb attack on UN Envoy in Iraq (English / Arabic)

September 22, 2010  Iraqi_Japanese Symposium in Erbil (English / Arabic)

September 17, 2010  Reunion for JICA Seminars for Diplomats and Government Officials Alumni demonstrated seminar accomplishments (English / Arabic)

September 15, 2010  The Signing Ceremony of the Grassroots Project for the Provision of Surgery Operation Equipment in Kirkuk (English / Arabic)

August 17, 2010  The suicide bomb attack in Baghdad (English / Arabic)

July 19, 2010  Education Seminar at the Embassy of Japan (English / Arabic)

June 6, 2010  Japanese movie brodcasting (English / Arabic)

June 1, 2010  The Ratification for the Final Results of the election of the Council of Representative in Iraq (English / Arabic)

May 25, 2010  The Assassination of a Winning Candidate in the election of the CoR (English / Arabic)

May 15, 2010  Media Seminar by Nippon Hoso Kyokai(HNK) at Baghdad University (English / Arabic)

May 15, 2010  Japan's Humanitarian Assistance in Iraq to Internally Displaced Persons and Returnees Financial Contribution through United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees(UNHCR) (English / Arabic)

May 12, 2010  The Government of Japan offers 55 additional seminars and trainings to Iraq at Eighth Monitoring Committee Meeting on Japanese Official Development Assistance (English / Arabic)

May 11, 2010  The bombings in several locations in Iraq (English / Arabic)

May 1, 2010  Ambassador of Japan visited Thi Qar Province to further deepen the relationship (English / Arabic)

April 29, 2010  Ambassador Shoji Ogawa's Met with Iraqi Political Leaders to Exchange Views on the Bi-lateral Relation and the Political Situation in Iraq (English / Arabic)

March 18, 2010  The Signing Ceremony of the Grassroots Project for the Rehabilitation of Rangiy Elementary School in Kirkuk (English / Arabic)

February 27, 2010  More Progress, Reinforced Capability to Expedite implementation of the Projects Seventh Monitoring Committee meeting on Japanese Official Development Assistance (English / Arabic)

February 20, 2010  Japan's Another Contribution in Promoting Integrity, Ethics, and Capacity Development of Junior Government Officials (English / Arabic)

February 20, 2010  Embassy of Japan in Iraq welcomes the Agreement on the Code of Conduct on the Election on 18th February signed by major Political Groups (English / Arabic)