Japan Related Organisations and Societies in the UK

Japan Government Related Organisations in the UK

The Japan Foundation London Office
Japan's principal organisation for promoting international cultural exchange, it offers a variety of Japanese courses and online resources for students and teachers, as well as providing funding for Japanese language education and arts and cultural projects. The foundation also organises touring exhibitions and other cultural events throughout the year.

The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO)
JNTO is the ultimate resource for Japan travel information, providing brochures or general information on travelling to Japan.

Japan Local Government Centre (JLGC)
The London office of Japan's Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). CLAIR is a Japanese government-affiliated incorporated foundation that works to support the internationalisation and revitalisation efforts of city and regional authorities in Japan, including through the JET Programme.

Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) London
A Japanese governmental organisation that promotes mutually beneficial trade and investment relations between Japan and other nations. Supports British, Irish, Swedish and Finnish companies looking to invest in Japan with free-of-charge services including consultation with an investment advisor, basic market research and incubation office space.

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science London Office (JSPS)
Opened in 1994 to promote and support the development of international research collaboration between the UK and Japan. JSPS London carries out a wide range of activities and working with partner organisations, promotes long term links between UK based researchers and Japan.

Japan House London
Opened in June 2018, Japan House London is a new cultural centre with the best and latest offerings from Japan. Consisting of three floors, including a gallery space, Japanese restaurant, and extensive retail facilities, it offers a wide range of exhibitions and events.


Other Japan Related Organisations in the UK

The Japan Society
Founded in 1891, The Japan Society is the longest established and principal organisation involved in Anglo-Japanese relations in Britain. It has a wide basis of membership and no sectarian interests. Membership is open to all as individuals or as companies.

Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation
A registered UK charity which aims to develop Japan-UK relations by advancing the education of the people of both countries in each other's culture, society and achievements. Also provides financial support for activities in areas such as youth exchange, science, the arts, health and environment.

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
An independent UK charity supporting links between Britain and Japan. Established in 1988 with a generous benefaction from Daiwa Securities Co Ltd, the Foundation carries out its work through three main programmes: Daiwa Scholarships, grants and events.

Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry in the UK (JCCI)
Set up in 1959, initially as the Japanese Chamber of Commerce in London and changing to its present name in 1974. Its purpose is to promote and extend economic relations and trade between Japan and the UK and to promote the interestes of Japanese business in the UK.

The Japan Library Group UK (JLG)
Founded in 1966, the original objectives of the JLG were to pool experience and resources in the development of holdings of Japanese language materials (both serials and monographs) for Japanese Studies in national and university libraries in Britain, and to foster fluent communication between librarians and the academics.

British Association for Japanese Studies (BAJS)
Formed in 1974 with the aim to encourage Japanese studies in the UK, BAJS is an association of scholars and researchers dedicated to researching and teaching about Japan, through publication, the organisation of conferences, and the provision of funding to support the research and study of Japan.


British Association of MEXT Scholars (BAMS)
An organisation of British-based Japanese Government scholarship holders and alumni who attend or have studied at universities in Japan.

JET Alumni Association UK (JETAAUK)
A vast collective of former JET Programme participants who promote professional, cultural, educational, and social events and news to strengthen Anglo-Japan relations. The organisation is run by a national committee that coordinates efforts of individual local chapters from around the UK.