New Zealand Embassy Tokyo, Japan


Air New Zealand has won a major international award for best sustainable tourism practices. The airline was judged best at the World Travel and Tourism Council’s global summit in Abu Dhabi. Air NZ has managed to reduce its carbon emissions by 15% (142,000 tonnes) over the past five years, helping to reinforce the country’s 100% Pure brand and encourage more people to visit.

You can read the full story via the NZ Herald.


Higher than forecast tax revenue continues to underpin an improvement in the Government’s finances, compared to the Half-Year Update in December, Finance Minister Bill English says.


Deputy Head of Mission Janet Lowe (second row third from the left) attended a technical expert meeting in Tokyo on 25-26 March hosted by the Japanese Government and the UN University on the Nagoya Protocol.


Acting Trade Minister Hon Steven Joyce has responded to Prime Minister Abe’s announcement on 15 March that Japan wished to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiation. 


Today, two years after the events of 11 March 2011, our thoughts are with those who lost loved ones and those who are still rebuilding their lives in communities affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake.

- the New Zealand Embassy team in Tokyo


The Sendai Christchurch Art Exchange was born a year after earthquakes struck the two cities. The project was launched to allow artists from Sendai and Christchurch to reflect on the tragic events of recent times, while lending support to one another and ultimately facilitating a revival of arts in both communities.


Please click here for the media statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Murray McCully.


The Embassy recently hosted 25 Tokyo based diplomats from 20 embassies for an energy seminar focusing on Japan’s ambitious renewable energy targets. The main speaker was Dr Emi Mizuno, Senior Researcher at the Japan Renewable Energy Foundation (JREF).


The Embassy has been assisting a team of senior researchers from the Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution (DRI) who will visit New Zealand on 17-23 February. In coordination with the Cabinet Office of Japan, DRI is researching systems for improved coordination of international support in the case of a major natural disaster. 


Today is Waitangi Day which marks the 173rd anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, which took place in the Bay of Islands in the North Island in 1840. With this event, New Zealand was founded as a modern nation. The Treaty provides a framework for the continuing partnership between the Government and Māori, the indigenous people of New Zealand.

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