December 02, 2020
Norway’s largest source of national income is from the extraction and export of offshore oil and gas. Other significant industries include steel, shipping and tourism.
“When it comes to shipping, Norway has a strong maritime cluster with the fifth-largest merchant fleet in the world, while Japan is the largest.”
“Norway introduced salmon in Japan 30 years ago and since then, it has been added to the Japanese cuisine and is an integral part of the Japanese diet, which is creating a huge demand.”
Source: JT-SMS Norway 2020
Diplomatic relations between Norway and Japan have been mainly around the trade and economy, in fields such as seafood, shipbuilding, and petroleum. (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan 2017, cited: 1.4.2018.)