Embassy Guide

2022/3/16

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 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:30.
Visits to the Consular Section are by Appointment Only. Please refer to this LINK for more information.

Telephone Enquiries (09:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 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 will reopen on Friday 1 April 2022. Please note that an advance booking system is now in place and all visitors need to book prior to their visit to the library by sending the following information to info@ld.mofa.go.jp.
1) Full name
2) Desired date, time and length of visit
3) Contact details (email address or phone number)

Please note that the number of visitors to the library will be limited at this time. Bookings are not finalised until a confirmation email has been received.

Opening hours

Notice from JICC: The library will reopen on Friday 1 April 2022.

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 2022

New Year's Day (substitute day)
Monday 3 January
Japanese Holiday
Monday 10 January
Japanese Holiday
Friday 11 February
Japanese Holiday
Monday 21 March
Good Friday
Friday 15 April
Easter Monday
Monday 18 April
Early May bank holiday
Monday 2 May
Spring bank holiday
Thursday 2 June
Platinum Jubilee bank holiday
Friday 3 June
Japanese Holiday
Thursday 11 August
Summer bank holiday
Monday 29 August
Bank holiday for the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II Monday 19 September
Japanese Holiday
Friday 23 September
Japanese Holiday
Monday 10 October
Boxing Day
Monday 26 December
Christmas Day (substitute day)
Tuesday 27 December
End of Year Holiday
Thursday 29 December
End of Year Holiday
Friday 30 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