Embassy of Japan
London W1J 7JT
Tel: 020 7465 6500
Fax: 020 7491 9348 Tube
Green Park (Jubilee line, Piccadilly line, Victoria line)
Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly line)
9, 14, 19, 22 38, C2
Old park Lane/Hard Rock Cafe (stop toward Piccadilly Circus)
Green Park/Constitution Hill (stop toward Hyde Park Corner)
Please note that, for public safety reasons, all visitors to the Embassy are required to bring with them some form of photographic identification (such as a passport or a driving licence) and to have their belongings scanned by our security equipment. Your co-operation is appreciated.
The main function of the JICC library is to promote Japanese culture to the general public in the UK.
Monday - Friday (excluding Embassy holidays), 9:30 - 12:45 & 14:00 - 17:30.
For further information, please telephone the Library at 020 7465 6541.
The Library possesses approximately 3,800 volumes covering a wide range of general educational, historical and cultural topics relating to Japan, some in English and others in Japanese. Government publications, mainly from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, are also available. In addition, visitors can view the following publications:
Asahi shinbun, Yomiuri shinbun , Nihon Keizai shinbun. (daily), Asahi Shimbun Japanese-language newspaper (monthly volumes from 1986); The Japan Times English-language newspaper (monthly volumes from 1980); and
certain other Japan-related periodicals.
Visitors are welcome to use:
our DVD/video booth for viewing educational materials on Japan; and
our music stand for listening to traditional Japanese music, contemporary, pop and children's music.
Up to 5 books may be borrowed for a maximum period of 2 weeks. For security purposes, we require proof of the borrower's identity and current address as well as an introductory letter from the academic institution, company or other organisation with which the borrower is associated.
We regret that the Library does not have any photocopying facilities.