Embassy Guide

2024/2/22

Ambassador

Mr HAYASHI Hajime
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

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Location

Embassy of Japan 101-104 Piccadilly London W1J 7JT

Tel: 020 7465 6500
020 7465 6565 (Consular Section)
Fax: 020 7491 9348

Tube
Green Park (Jubilee line, Piccadilly line, Victoria line)
Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly line)
Buses
9, 14, 19, 22, 38
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 have a form of photographic identification (such as a passport or driving licence) and to have their belongings scanned by our security equipment. Your co-operation is appreciated.

Consular Section (Visa ⁄ Certificate)

Opening Hours: Monday - Friday (excluding Embassy holidays), 09:30 - 16:30.
Visits to the Consular Section are by Appointment Only. Please refer to this LINK for more information.

Telephone Enquiries (09:30 - 18:00)
Tel: 020 7465 6565
Fax: 020 7491 9328

People living in Scotland and the North of England(Cumbria, County Durham, Darlington, Gateshead, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, Northumberland, Redcar and Cleveland, South Tyneside, Stockton-on-Tees and Sunderland), should contact the Consulate General of Japan in Edinburgh .

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Embassy (Excluding Visa)

Opening hours: Monday - Friday (excluding Embassy holidays), 09:30 - 18:00.

 

Enquiries

General Enquiries:   info@ld.mofa.go.jp
  020 7465 6540 (09:30-12:45, 13:45-18:00)
Education/MEXT Scholarships:   scholarship@ld.mofa.go.jp
JET Programme:   ukjet@ld.mofa.go.jp
Press Enquiries:   press@ld.mofa.go.jp
  020 7465 6588 (09:30-12:45, 13:45-18:00)
    When the Embassy is closed please contact the Foreign Press Centre in Japan.
  Opening hours: Monday - Friday, 10.00 - 18.00 (01.00 - 09.00 GMT).
  Tel: 0081 3 3501 3401 / Fax: 0081 3 3501 3622 / e-mail: ma@fpcjpn.or.jp

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JICC library

 

The main function of the JICC library is to promote Japanese culture to the general public in the UK.

The Library is opened on Monday to Friday (excluding Embassy holidays). Booking slots will be 10:00-12:30 & 14:00-16:30.

Please note that an advance booking system is now in place and all visitors need to book prior to their visit via the link here.

Photo ID is required for entry.
 

Opening hours

Monday - Friday (excluding Embassy holidays), 10:00 - 12:30 & 14:00 - 16:30.  

Collections

The library possesses approximately 4,000 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 Shimbun Japanese-language newspaper (monthly bound volumes from 1986), The Japan Times English-language newspaper (monthly bound volumes from 1980), and certain other Japan-related periodicals.

You can search our library catalogues using the National Institute of Informatics (CiNii) website.

You can also search the main Japan-related libraries in the UK here.

Other facilities

Visitors are welcome to use our DVD booth for viewing educational materials on Japan.

Loan service

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.

Photocopies

We regret that the Library does not have any photocopying facilities.

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Promotion of Foreign Direct Investment in Japan

In order to strengthen the promotion of inward FDI, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has established a “Contact Point for Promotion of Foreign Direct Investment in Japan” to support UK companies intending to invest in Japan.

If you have any enquiries or requests, please contact us as below.
We would like you to include your name, contact information, industry, and as much detail regarding your enquiry as possible so we can respond appropriately.

E-mail: invest-japan@ld.mofa.go.jp

For your information, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) also deal with enquiries about direct investment into Japan.
(http://www.jetro.go.jp/en/)

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Holidays 2024

New Year's Day
Monday 1 January
Japanese Holiday
Tuesday 2 January
Japanese Holiday
Wednesday 3 January
Japanese Holiday
Friday 23 February
Good Friday
Friday 29 March
Easter Monday
Monday 1 April
Early May bank holiday
Monday 6 May
Spring bank holiday
Monday 27 May
Japanese Holiday
Monday 15 July
Summer bank holiday
Monday 26 August
Japanese Holiday
Monday 16 September
Japanese Holiday
Monday 23 September
Japanese Holiday
Monday 14 October
Japanese Holiday
Monday 4 November
Christmas Day
Wednesday 25 December
Boxing Day
Thursday 26 December
Japanese Holiday
Monday 30 December
Japanese Holiday
Tuesday 31 December

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Honorary Consul

Honorary Consul of Japan in Manchester

Ms Jo Ahmed

Address
Deloitte LLP
The Hanover Building
Corporation Street
Manchester
M4 4AH

Tel: 0161 455 8267

E-mail address: ukmanchesterhonoraryconsul@deloitte.co.uk

N.B. Honorary consuls are appointed to safeguard the interests of Japan and its people and to promote cultural exchange between Japan and the U.K. They are not authorised to issue passports or visas, nor are they in a position to answer queries on such matters. If you have the queries on those matters, please contact the consular section of the Embassy of Japan.

Honorary Consul of Japan in Cardiff, Wales

Mr Keith M Dunn, OBE KStJ

Tel: 01291 641152

Mobile: 07483 868668

E-mail address: hcjapanwales@gmail.com

N.B. Honorary consuls are appointed to safeguard the interests of Japan and its people and to promote cultural exchange between Japan and the U.K. They are not authorised to issue passports or visas, nor are they in a position to answer queries on such matters. If you have the queries on those matters, please contact the consular section of the Embassy of Japan.

The role of honorary consuls