Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be looking to extend its relations with Caribbean territories, and opening more embassies in the region is one option. At present, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago are the only Caribbean states where Japan has established embassies, and plans are afoot to change that, said Eri Matsui, deputy director of the Caribbean Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Japan. Matsui said that such a move will be beneficial to both Japanese and Caribbean citizens. Currently, the Japanese Embassy in Jamaica deals with affairs concerning Jamaica, Belize, and The Bahamas, while the embassy in the twin-island state of Trinidad and Tobago addresses issues affecting 10 Caribbean nations. A small Japanese office, not an embassy, was also set up in Haiti to deal with diplomatic relations there.