New Zealand Embassy Tokyo, Japan

01-04-14

31 March, 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has welcomed today’s International Court of Justice (ICJ) decision that Japan’s Southern Ocean whaling programme does not serve the purposes of scientific research, and must cease.

“The ICJ decision sinks a giant harpoon into the legality of Japan’s whaling programme: JARPA II,” Mr McCully says.

31-03-14

PRESS RELEASE BY NEW ZEALAND GOVERNMENT AT 11:59AM, 31 MAR 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will lift all its travel sanctions against Fiji.
“The progress that Fiji is making towards holding free and fair deserves recognition from the Pacific region and international community,” Mr McCully says.

26-03-14

 The Government of New Zealand has established the Dr Kawase Scholarship to send two dairy farmers from Hokkaido to an agricultural training centre in New Zealand for 8-9 weeks, to encourage development and technological exchanges of the dairy industries between our two nations.

The New Zealand Embassy is now accepting applications. For details, please refer to the PDF attachment below.

25-03-14

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban has been named the winner of this year's Pritzker Architecture Prize. The prize, established in 1979 and often viewd as the 'Nobel' of architecture, is awarded to living architects who have made contributions to humanity and the built environment through the art of architecture.

25-03-14

New Zealand received a visiting delegation from Keidanren (Japan Business Federation), Japan’s leading business advocacy organisation, over 17 – 18 March. 

This group of top business and corporate figures, led by Chairman Hiromasa Yonekura, came to Wellington to discuss the current Asia-Pacific economic situation, opportunities for growth and cooperation between Japanese and New Zealand businesses, and prospects for trade liberalisation under agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).  

25-03-14

The New Zealand General Election will be held on Saturday 20 September 2014.

Who can enrol and vote

You are eligible to enrol and vote if you:

13-03-14

The New Zealand and Australian Ambassadors wish to announce that an ANZAC Day Memorial Service will be held at the Commonwealth War Cemetery, Hodogaya, Yokohama on Friday 25 April 2014 commencing at 9:00am. 

11-03-14

Representing the government of New Zealand, Ambassador Mark Sinclair attended the commemorative ceremony for the victims ofthe 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake in Tokyo on 11 March.

10-03-14

An online toolkit is now available for New Zealand exporters to help tell the New Zealand story overseas.

10-03-14

Air New Zealand is boosting capacity on its Japan services by 30 percent from November.

Press release by Air New Zealand

General Manager Japan Scott Carr says an overwhelming response to the airline’s recent campaign with Tourism New Zealand has further strengthened confidence in the Japan market.

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