The Japan Information Center (JIC)

is the public relations section of the Consulate General of Japan in New York. Our primary role is to promote the better understanding of Japan by providing information to the public and the media.

Kazuya MORI
- Deputy Consul General -
299 Park Avenue, 18th Floor,
New York, NY 10171
(between 48th St. & 49th St.)
Monday through Friday, except holidays
[ Window ] 9:30am - 12:30pm (by Appointment only)
[ Phone ] Until 5pm(12:30-13:30 closed)

Please read though our Frequently Asked Questions list before contacting the Japan Information Center.

Assistance to Educators and Students
The JIC distributes educational materials such as posters, periodicals, and pamphlets to promote education about Japan and Japanese culture. We also conduct school visits to elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and colleges throughout our jurisdiction.
Education Resources
Scholarships, Exchange Programs, and Information about Studying in Japan
MEXT Scholarships
  • Offered By the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science and Technology (Monbukagakusho)
JET Program
  • The Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Program invites young college and university graduates from overseas to participate in international exchange and foreign language education throughout Japan.
Study in Japan
  • Japan Student Services Organization, Japan (JASSO)
  • Study in Japan Comprehensive Guide by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
  • Global 30 Project
List of Other Scholarships and Exchange Programs
Publications and Materials
Japan Info
  • Our free electronic newsletter available to anyone who has an interest in Japan
Event Calendar
  • Find Japan-related events in our jurisdiction
Japanese Artifacts
  • Available for loan to schools, clubs, non-profit organizations, and individuals (non-commercial use only)
Educational Materials
  • Posters, periodicals, and pamphlets from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other organizations
niponica (にぽにか)
  • niponica is a magazine that introduces modern Japan to people all over the world, hard copies are available in our office
Audiovisual Materials
  • Our DVD / VHS Collection contains videos about various topics, and is available for loan to schools, clubs, non-profit organizations, and individuals (non-commercial use only)
  • Japan Video Topics offers a comprehensive view of Japanese culture, nature, science and technology, and tourism etc.
JIC Gallery
Our gallery is home to a rotating exhibition of work by Japanese artists and Japan-related art pieces by artists from around the world. Visitors are welcome. Access to the JIC Gallery, which located in our lobby, is free and open to the public during office hours. (Photo ID Required)

Please check here to learn about our current installation schedule.