New Zealand Embassy Tokyo, Japan


New Zealand three piece alternative rock band, Decortica is touring Japan in October.  Decortica will tour Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto to perform songs from their album Love Hotel. For more information go to or email


The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra has been invited by the Association of Japanese Symphony Orchestras to perform in Tokyo and Sendai for Asia Orchestra Week 2011 (AOW) in early October.


From Monday 29 August 2011, the fees for visa applications will change to the following amounts:

Student Visa: 15,800yen (Japanese nationals are not required to pay)

Visitor Visa: 9,600yen (Japanese nationals are not required to pay; Nationals of Samoa, Fiji and Tonga 7,600yen)

Work Visa: 15,800yen (Japanese nationals are not required to pay)

Transit Visa: 8,900yen

Visa Label Transfer: 6,200yen



The Embassy's main telephone number (03) 3467-2271 will be out of service on Saturday 20 August for approximately 1 hour from 1000-1100 Japan time (1300-1400 NZ time). For urgent consular assistance during this time, please contact the consular duty officer on 090-5994-6587 (from outside Japan, +81-90-5994-6587).



Political and business leaders from Japan and New Zealand will meet on July 11, 2011 at the Japan New Zealand Partnership Forum in Tokyo where they will focus on how to deepen co-operation for renewal and recovery.

New Zealand International Business Forum (NZIBF) Executive Director Stephen Jacobi says over 100 delegates and observers will offer remembrance for lives lost in the disasters in Christchurch and north-eastern Japan and share their views on how the partnership can deliver a brighter future for both countries.


The 2011 Japan/New Zealand Partnership Forum - Kea Breakfast, Tuesday July 12

Kea Japan will host a breakfast with top business leaders attending The New Zealand International Business Forum (NZIBF) to be held in Tokyo on July 11. The breakfast will be held on July 12, at the Four Seasons - Chinzan-so and will include an address by well-known Kiwi entrepreneur Terrie Lloyd.


Candidates for this position will have a tertiary qualification and have business development, marketing, or consulting experience in any industry in Japan.

Experience in food & beverage or FMCG is an advantage. Must be a self-starter and good communicator with a clear vision and strategy for growing NZ businesses.


A charity dinner will be held at the ANA Intercontinental on Friday 24 June to raise funds for children affected by the earthquakes in Christchurch and Tohoku.  The charity event includes a four course seated dinner with assorted beverages. The programme includes live entertainment, silent auction, live auction and raffles. For further details, please visit


New Zealand band Die! Die! Die! is coming to Japan!

Formed in 2003, their debut self titled Album was produced by Steve Albini, a legend for such associations as Pixies, Nirvana, Manic Street Preachers and PJ Harvey. Since this heavy weight start the 3 piece band have since released two more albums with 8/10 reviews in NME and The Guardian. Their latest full-length offering, Form, was released last year by New Zealand’s most respected independent label, Flying Nun. This, along with their ever-growing support around Europe and States makes Die! Die! Die! a band on the rise!


Alastair Rogers and crew are back with another Christchurch/Tohoku Charity Event.

This is the third charity event organised by Alastair Rogers and team. They are grateful for everyone's generosity at the first two events where a total of ¥809,000 was raised for Christchurch and Tohoku earthquake relief. The third charity event will return to What the Dickens in Ebisu.

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