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Japan recognized the Independence of Uzbekistan on December 28, 1991. The diplomatic relations were established on January 26, 1992.

In 1994, 2002 and 2011 held high-level visits to Japan. The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Sh.M. Mirziyoyev paid an official visit to Japan on December 17-20, 2019.

Prime Ministers of Japan Junichiro Koizumi and Shinzo Abe visited Uzbekistan in August 2006 and in October 2015, respectively.

In May 2010 and 2014 Deputy Prime Ministers, ministers of finance of Japan N.Kan and T.Aso visited Uzbekistan, respectively.

July 29, 2002 established strategic partnership relations.

Inter-parliamentary ties have been actively developing through various forums with the participation of the parliamentary leagues of friendship “Japan Parliamentary League of Friendship with Uzbekistan” and “Democratic Party of Japan - Uzbekistan”.

In October 2019 Chairman of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan T. Narbaeva visited Japan to participate in the ceremony of intronization of the Emperor of Japan Naruhito.

Political consultations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the two countries have been held on regular basis since 2002 and the last round was held in July, 2019 in Tashkent.

Cooperation in the framework of the Dialogue «Central Asia plus Japan» initiated by Tokyo in 2004 is an important mechanism to develop bilateral relations. 7 meetings of Foreign Ministers and 13 meetings of senior officials (SOM) took place.