Bilateral Relations

This page offers you information on Japan-Brunei relations.

Brunei is relatively a young country, declaring independence from the UK only in 1984. Its abundance in natural resources has enabled it to realise the highest economic standard and best social welfare in Southeast Asia, second only to Singapore, making the country stable politically and economically. For Japan, Brunei is an important source of natural resources, liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Brunei accounting for approximately 5% of Japan’s total LNG import. The two countries enjoyed the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations in 2014, during which both sides further enhanced the excellent bilateral relations that had already existed. Furthermore, Brunei has been playing the role of the ASEAN coordinator for Japan for three years since August 2015, allowing both countries to work even more closely to tackle the regional issues.