Cultural Centre Functions

The Japan Information & Cultural Centre provides a variety of free informational services on Japan to the general public and offers opportunities to learn about Japanese culture through diverse programmes. Please see below.

Information and enquiry assistance

Japan Information & Cultural Centre has booklets and pamphlets covering every aspect of Japanese life: government, history, economics, politics, tourism, education and culture. Other materials include tourist pamphlets, maps, posters and books suitable for readers of all ages.

We respond to enquiries by telephone, in person and email as general guides to the culture and tourism areas.

Loan items to approved institutions

We have Japanese flags and various cultural items available for loan. A maximum of two items may be borrowed for up to two weeks at a time. Shipping cost is subject to discussion in advance.

To borrow items, please send us by email at with Loan form


Our library holds approximately 1,000 volumes and Japanese film DVDs and is open to the public. Publications in English and/or Japanese include current and back issues of government publications, some of the most widely read Japanese daily newspapers and periodicals, as well as books on history, economics, politics, education, art and culture. A maximum of two books may be borrowed for up to two weeks.

For more information, please click HERE. For the list of DVDs please click HERE.

Educational visits

The Japan Information & Cultural Centre provides educational programmes for primary, intermediate, high school students and community groups. Please fill in this application form in advance to apply visit.

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