Japan Marks 60 Years of Relations With Cambodia

This year marks the 60th anniversary since the start of diplomatic relations between Cambodia and Japan – the country’s largest bilateral donor – and to celebrate, the Japanese Embassy is planning an array of cultural events. … Speaking at a ceremony to mark the anniversary, Japanese Ambassador Masafumi Kuroki noted that Japan has supported programs in Cambodia focused on poverty reduction, construction of economic and social infrastructure and capacity building. … Cooperation between the governments of Japan and Cambodia has strengthened over the years, and Japanese investment – particularly in Cambodia’s manufacturing industry – more than tripled between 2011 and 2012, totaling $300 million, Mr. Kuroki said.