Japan Information and Culture Centre

The Japan Information and Culture Centre provides information about Japan and Japanese culture and society to the people of Australia, with the aim of promoting mutural understanding.

 

General Inquiries

You can contact the Japan Information and Culture Centre by telephone (02 6273 3244), email (cultural@cb.mofa.go.jp), or in person.
 

Publications

We have a range of travel brochures, magazines and other publications about Japan available to the general public.
 

DVD Library and Cultural Items

DVDs and cultural items are available for loan to organisations and educational institutions in the ACT and surrounding regions.
 


Conditions of loan are as follows:
 
  • Bookings should be made, where possible, in advance.
  • The maximum loan period is 14 days.
  • All items borrowed must be returned promptly.
  • All items are to be collected and returned by the borrower.
  • Damaged items must be repaired or paid for.

Interstate borrowers should contact the relevant Consulate-General of Japan.

 

To borrow any items, please contact the Japan Information and Culture Centre at the Embassy of Japan on 02 6272 7269 or email cultural@cb.mofa.go.jp.

 

Embassy and School Visits

We can facilitate visits to the Embassy as well as visits to schools in the ACT and surrounding areas, which cater to primary and high school-aged students. Staff from the Japan Information and Culture Centre introduce aspects of Japanese culture and society through DVDs, plastic food displays, traditional toys and clothing. Visits to the Embassy also include a tour of the Japanese garden in the Ambassador's residence (subject to availability).

Applications must be received 6 weeks prior to the requested date of the visit. Applications received before or after the 6 week timeframe will not be accepted. We endeavour to accommodate all visit requests, however please note that all visits are subject to the Embassy's schedule and may be cancelled at any time.
 

Embassy Visits

School groups visiting the Embassy must be no larger than 50 people and can only be conducted during 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM and 4:00PM Monday to Friday. Names of all students and teachers/accompanying adults must be submitted prior to the visit date for security purposes. Please note that the Embassy of Japan does not have public liability insurance, therefore visitors enter at their own risk. To apply, please complete the application form and send it to cultural@cb.mofa.go.jp.

 

School Visits

Staff from the Japan Information and Culture Section of the Embassy are able to visit schools in the ACT and surrounding areas. Visits are conducted during 9:30AM to 12:00PM and 2:00PM and 4:00PM. Staff will take along cultural resources such as toys, clothing and plastic food displays enabling students to have a hands-on and interactive experience. To apply, please complete the application form and send it to cultural@cb.mofa.go.jp.

 

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