New Zealand Embassy Tokyo, Japan

19-09-12

New Zealand has been announced as host for Round 15 of Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations over the period 3-12 December 2012 in Auckland.

13-09-12

 A delegation of 18 from Aotearoa Fisheries Ltd, Sealord, Te Ohu Kaimoana and several iwi visited Tokyo for the installation of a set of Maori carvings in the foyer of Nissui’s new Hachioji Innovation Centre.

12-09-12

The Choir and Orchestra of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Christchurch will perform a concert in St Ignatius Church, Yotsuya, Tokyo on Sunday 14 October 2012, 3:00pm - 4:00 pm.  Admission is free and all are welcome.

Recital Programme

Mews                    A Sound Came From Heaven

12-09-12

Prime Minister John Key today made a major speech on the subject of the NZ Japan relationship during a visit to Miyagi Prefecture.  The Prime Minister’s decision to visit Miyagi recognised the special bonds between Japan and NZ resulting from our shared experience of major disasters in the early parts of 2011.  Following is the text of the speech.

07-09-12

Prime Minister John Key will attend the 20th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ meeting in Russia this week, followed by a visit to Japan to mark the country’s 60 years of diplomatic relations with New Zealand.

Mr Key will join leaders from the other 20 APEC economies to discuss trade and investment liberalisation, regional economic integration, strengthening food security and establishing reliable supply chains, as well as cooperation to foster innovative growth.

07-09-12

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully and Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman today confirmed Cabinet has agreed the New Zealand Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) will be withdrawn from Bamyan province in Afghanistan by the end of April 2013.

Dr Coleman commented “The timetable announced today reflects weeks of careful logistical planning, especially since news that the Bamyan airport will not be available to Hercules flights after April 2013, due to a major upgrade of the runway.”

07-09-12

New Zealand Trade Minister and Climate Change Minister Hon Tim Groser last month made a major speech on governance and multilateralism in the 21st century. The speech draws on Mr Groser’s personal experience as a trade and climate change negotiator as well as looking back over the evolution of diplomacy and international negotiation over two centuries.

04-09-12

Prime Minister John Key will attend the 20th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders' meeting in Russia this week, followed by a visit to Japan to mark the country's 60 years of diplomatic relations with New Zealand.

13-08-12

The New Zealand under 20's Women's Football team will be playing a series of games during August in Japan.
Details are as follows:

Sunday 19 August @ 16:20 - Miyagi Stadium - New Zealand vs Switzerland

Wednesday 22 August @ 19:20 - Miyagi Stadium - Japan vs New Zealand

Sunday 26 August @ 19:20 - Kobe University Stadium - Mexico vs New Zealand

 

18-06-12

An exhibition with work from 34 Christchurch artists will be held in Sendai city from June 22 - June 27, and in Shiogama from June 30 - July 15. The project was initiated to support artists in Sendai and Christchurch, and to celebrate cultural achievement in post disaster environments.

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