Information and Culture Centre

The Information and Cultural Section provides information about Japan and Japanese Culture to the people of Australia, with the aim of promoting an understanding of the people and society of Japan.

We offer a variety of services free of charge to teachers, students and the general public.

General Inquiries

Inquiries about Japan may be forwarded by telephone, facsimile, email, mail or in person.


We distribute brochures, magazines books and other publications about Japan, including the pictorial magazines, Nipponia and Asia-Pacific Perspectives.

Video Library

Over 150 videos relating to various aspects of Japan, its society and culture are available for loan from the Embassy.

Display Materials

A number of Japanese cultural items are available to be borrowed by educational institutions for display purposes. These include Hina Matsuri doll sets, kimonos, flags, daruma dolls, kites and musical instruments.

Embassy and School Visits

Would your school like to visit the Embassy of Japan?

Would you like us to arrange a visit to your school?

We accept Embassy and School visit requests 2-3 months before the desired visit date (Please note: visit dates are subject to availability)

Embassy Visits

Visitors are introduced to the information and cultural centre, and are introduced to a Japanese cultural experience which includes a presentation, a DVD, displays of Japanese food (plastic), toys, and dolls, and a visit to the Japanese Garden at the Ambassador's Residence.

To apply, please download this PDF form and email it to

Due to the size of the facility, Embassy visit groups must be no larger than 50 people. We also require a name list of all attending students and teachers prior to the visit date.

School Visits

When we visit your school, we will bring cultural items such as toys, clothing, displays of Japanese food (plastic) so that students and teachers will be able to have a hands on experience during the presentation.

To apply, please download this PDF form and email it to

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