| Japanese (日本語)

The Japan Information Center (JIC) is the cultural and public affairs section of the Consulate General of Japan in New York. Our primary role is to promote better understanding of Japan and Japanese culture by providing a wide range of information, educational services and programs to the public. The area we serve includes New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, West Virginia and some parts of Connecticut (Fairfield County only). Other Japanese Consulates provide services in areas outside of our jurisdiction.

Director of JIC: Deputy Consul General Koichi AI

Address 18th Floor 299 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10171 (bet. 48th St. & 49th St.)
Hours: Monday to Friday, Window: 9:30am - 4:00pm, Phone: Until 5:30pm

JIC's Services

The JIC provides various services and information to the public. The main services and assistance are as follows:

Assistance to Educators and Students

To promote education about Japan and the Japanese language,

the JIC:

  • distributes currently available educational materials such as posters, fact sheets, and pamphlets on Japan
  • provides speakers on all aspects of Japan to elementary, junior high and high schools throughout this region
  • makes available a collection of catalogues of Japanese universities which offer programs for international students

Information on Grants, Fellowships, and Exchange Programs

Interested students can contact the JIC for guidance in applying to the following:

General Reference Services

To foster familiarity with Japan and its culture, the JIC conducts the following activities for the general public:

  • distributes the newsletter "Japan Info" quarterly which introduces hot issues on various aspects of Japan as well as schedules of cultural events
  • distributes press releases and act as a liaison with the media
  • assists organizations sponsoring programs on Japan
  • loans various Japanese cultural artifacts to schools, civic organizations, and other qualifying groups
  • responds to written, telephone, and in-person inquiries about Japan

Audio Visual Materials

JIC's Audiovisual Department maintains a collection of videos and slide sets on an assortment of topics. If you want check titles of our video collection, please click here. Please inquire about particular subjects of interest. To obtain an audiovisual catalogue and for instructions on borrowing videos, please write to, or call the Audiovisual Department at 212-418-4460

JIC's Services


(c) Consulate-General of Japan in New York
299 Park Avenue 18th Floor, New York, NY 10171
Tel: (212)371-8222