New Zealand Embassy Tokyo, Japan


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.


Prime Minister John Key, in his annual “state of the nation” speech delivered to a business audience in Auckland last week, launched a new programme to boost apprenticeships for the Christchurch reconstruction effort.


A group of talented young New Zealanders, who are in town as part of " 25th Ship for World Youth" programme, visited the New Zealand Embassy in Tokyo today.

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