Japan and New Zealand have been enjoying friendly and wide ranging relationships. There are close communications between the governments, business leaders and people. The Government-to-Government dialogue includes talks between leaders and ministers, which are held at various opportunities such as ministerial visits to each other's country or at multilateral meetings such as APEC, ARF (Asean Regional Forum), or at UN meetings. There are also frequent talks at an official level on a wide range of topics.
At the multilateral level, Japan and New Zealand have worked together on global issues including the environment, sustainable development, and disarmament at regional and multilateral fora.