Embassy Guide

Ambassador

Mr Koji Tsuruoka
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

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Location

Embassy of Japan 101-104 Piccadilly 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)

Buses
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.

Consular Section (Visa ⁄ Certificate)

Opening Hours: Monday - Friday (excluding Embassy holidays), 9:30 - 16:30.

Please note that the waiting room does not open until 9.15am. Customers arriving before 9.15 will not be able to enter the building.Telephone Enquiries (9:30 - 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), 9:30 - 18:00.

Foyer Gallery is open from 9:30 to 17:30, Monday to Friday.

Telephone Enquiries

General Enquiries
excluding visa enquiries
020 7465 6540
Email info@ld.mofa.go.jp
   
Education/MEXT Scholarships 020 7465 6593
JET Programme 020 7465 6668
Library 020 7465 6541
 
Press Enquiries 020 7465 6588
  press@ld.mofa.go.jp
 
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

JICC Library

 

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

Opening hours

Monday - Friday (excluding Embassy holidays), 9:30 - 12:45 & 14:00 - 17:30.
For further information, please telephone the Library at 020 7465 6541.

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 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.

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/video 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 2018

New Year's Day
Monday 1st January
New Year Holiday
Tuesday 2nd January
New Year Holiday
Wednesday 3rd January
Japanese Holiday
Monday 12th February
Japanese Holiday
Wednesday 21st March
Good Friday
Friday 30th March
Easter Monday
Monday 2nd April
Early May Bank Holiday
Monday 7th May
Spring Bank Holiday
Monday 28th May
Japanese Holiday
Monday 16th July
Summer Bank Holiday
Monday 27th August
Japanese Holiday
Monday 8th October
Japanese Holiday
Friday 23rd November
Christmas Day Tuesday 25th December
Boxing Day
Wednesday 26th December
[End of Year Holiday Saturday 29th December]
[End of Year Holiday
Sunday 30th December]
End of Year Holiday Monday 31st December

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Honorary Consul

Honorary Consul of Japan in Manchester

Ms Jo Ahmed

Address
Deloitte LLP
P O Box 500
2 Hardman Street
Manchester
M60 2AT

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:01633 255192

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