New Zealand Embassy Tokyo, Japan

17-04-15

Over the last 50 years, New Zealand and Japan have developed a strong partnership in food based on natural complementarities and strong business relationships.

01-04-15

Education New Zealand announced the extension of the “Game On English” study abroad programme for Japanese students athletes on 25 March.

31-03-15

The ANZAC Day commemorations this year are being hosted by the Australian Embassy. A ceremony will be held at the Hodogaya Commonwealth War Cemetery in Yokohama on Saturday 25 April, starting at 9:00am. It will involve a small service and wreath laying ceremony at both the Australian and New Zealand / Canadian sections of the cemetery.

Details and directions to Hodogaya Cemetery can be found here.

23-03-15

Prime Minister John Key will make a short visit to Japan this week for talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. He will be accompanied by trade minister Tim Groser.

In announcing the visit Mr Key said “New Zealand has strong links with Japan and I am looking forward to seeing Prime Minister Abe again and discussing a wide range of issues including TPP negotiations, New Zealand’s contribution to the international coalition against ISIL and initiatives our two countries are working on together in food, education, sport and defence.”

23-03-15

The Cricket World Cup currently being held in Australia and New Zealand is one of the great world sporting events, with only the Olympics and Football World Cup having a bigger profile. According to the BBC the India-Pakistan match on 15 February drew more than a billion viewers. The cup runs from 14 February to 29 March. New Zealand is hosting 27 matches in seven host cities.

23-03-15

New Zealand dispatched its sealift and amphibious support ship HMNZS CANTERBURY (L421) over the weekend for the Vanuatu Islands to deliver much needed equipment, materials and New Zealand Defence Force staff to assist with the disaster relief operation.  CANTERBURY has an extensive range of capabilities purpose designed for this type of emergency deployment including two landing craft, two helicopters, heavy lift cranes, vehicle and container decks.  CANTERBURY left New Zealand with a full load and 100 NZ Army engineers.  It is expected at its destination mid-week where it wi

11-03-15

1 August 2014

Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman says a P3K-2 Orion has today left New Zealand to support international anti-piracy operations.

A Navy command team will also deploy next week, taking the NZDF’s contribution to 68 personnel.

“New Zealand is committed to playing our part in international efforts to tackle piracy,” says Dr Coleman.

11-03-15

Commodore Tony Millar, the Royal New Zealand Navy’s recent commander of the multinational anti-piracy mission (CTF151) in the Horn of Africa, visited Japan earlier this month to share his lessons with the incoming Japanese command team, to be headed by Rear Admiral Hiroshi Ito of Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). New Zealand has commanded the mission several times and wanted to offer the benefit if its experience with Japan. 

26-02-15

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key this week announced a government decision to deploy a military training mission to Iraq as part of New Zealand’s overall contribution to the international coalition against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

24-02-15

According to the latest Treasury update New Zealand government revenues are running a little higher than forecast while expenses are running below forecast. The government deficit for the six months to December came in $381 million better than forecast.

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