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    Traveling Exhibition "HANDCRAFTED FORM: Traditions and Techniques" (25 November 2017 - 22 January 2018)

    In corporation with Expressions Arts & Entertainment Center, over 100 Japanese traditional handcrafted artworks wil be displayed. Click here for more details

    Venue: Expressions Arts & Entertainment Centre at Upper Hutt (9am - 4pm, 7 days)


    Japan Film Festival - 14th - 17th September 2017

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2017 Wellington Armageddon Expo

Japan Information and Cultural Centre of the Embassy of Japan participated in the Wellington Armageddon Expo for the first time this year.

For the entire three day event from 3-5 June, we provided various information on Japanese pop culture and tourism, gave calligraphy demonstrations and provided cosplay photo taking opportunities in front of a traditional Japanese Gold Screen. Many anime and manga enthusiasts were pleased to take home Japanese calligraphy with their chosen characters as well as get their face painted with some cool calligraphic characters such as 神(God), 侍(Samurai), 猫(Cat) and 孫悟空(Son Goku from Dragon Ball) etc.!

We appreciate so many families visiting our booth and hundreds of cosplayers using our Gold Screen photo booth to show off their brilliant costumes. (Linked to our Facebook)
We hope to see you again at our future Japanese events!


Naoko Tosa, Cultural Envoy - Exhibition Opening and Artist Talk - Feburary 2016


Wellington City Japan Festival - November 2016

PhotosAmbassador's speech

Reopening of "Sakura Hall”at Crofton Downs Primary School - October 2016

Speech by Ambassador Toshihisa Takata at the Reopening of "Sakura Hall”, Wellington

Japan Film Festival - October 2016


Pottery Exhibition - September 2016

The Rising Generation from Traditional Japanese Kilns

Maiko performance - "Jewel of Kyoto" - March 2016


Jewels of Kyoto

Traditional Dance & Talk by Japanese Maiko

Memorial Theatre, Victoria University of Wellington
Saturday 5 March 2016 (Free Admission)
13:45 – 14:15 RSVP Entry
14:30 – 16:00 Performance

Who are Maiko?

Maiko are apprentice Geisha, traditional Japanese female artists who have done rigorous training and are accomplished in the Japanese arts, such as tea ceremony, flower arranging and dancing.

Always elaborately and immaculately-dressed, Maiko are one of the most unique and distinct embodiments of high culture in Japanese classical arts.

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Japanese Film Festival 2015

Flyer (13-17/10/ 2015)


Special Lecture and Demonstration sessions from a cultural envoy of Japan

Flyer (18/08/2015)


Photo Exhibition - TOHOKU Through the Eyes of Japanese Photographers (3/6-2/7 2015)

This greatly successful photo exhibiton with more than 7000 visitors showcased over one hundred Tohoku regional Japanese photos at Wellington City Central Library from 3 June to 2 July in 2015.
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Lecture by Mr. Maruo, First Secretary of the Embassy: The security policies and the Japan-U.S. alliance under the Abe administration (28 May 2015)

      On 28 May 2015, Mr. Shinichi Maruo, First Secretary of the Japanese Embassy in Wellington, gave a lecture on the security policies and the Japan-U.S. alliance under the Abe administration at the Victoria University of Wellington.

      In his lecture, Mr. Maruo gave an overview of the security situation surrounding Japan and then explained about a series of security measures the Abe administration is addressing. He also examined the content of the peace security bills, which are being deliberated at the current Diet session, which are in line with Japan’s recent external policies, and analyzed the potential of the Japan-U.S. security alliance.

      At the lecture, the audience asked Mr. Maruo how the Japanese people see the importance of the Japan-U.S. alliance and the degree of understanding about the dispatch of the peace-keeping missions.


      Past events

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