Participants. The following table lists the countries that have participated in the contest at least once as of 2022. Planned entries for the cancelled 2020 contest and entries that did not qualify through the qualification rounds in 1993 or 1996 are not counted.
This is a list of diplomatic missions of Japan. Japan sent ambassadors to the Tang Chinese court in Xi'an since 607 AD, as well as to the Koryo and Joseon dynasties of early Korea. For centuries, early modern Japan did not actively seek to expand its foreign relations. The first Japanese ambassadors to a Western country travelled to Spain in 1613.