New Zealand Embassy Tokyo, Japan


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.


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.


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



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.


New reserve, world’s largest, recognized as one of Earth’s best stargazing sites.


 Around 18 schools from Christchurch travel to four major cities in Japan.  Students, adults and families can meet and listen to a variety of people from various schools – teachers, principals and international staff.   These education fairs are designed to be fun and interactive.  


ANZAC Day commemorations will be held again this year at the Hodogaya War Cemetery in Yokohama on Wednesday, 25 April, starting at 9:00am and finishing at around 9:50am. The commemoration service will be followed by morning tea and the event will finish at around 11am. Everyone is welcome to attend.


A gathering in New Plymouth, New Zealand to remember Japan a year after the March 11, 2011 Kanto-Tohoku Earthquake.

Date: 11 March 2012 - First anniversary of Japan's Tsunami, one of the world's worst natural disasters
Place: New Plymouth Coastal Walkway
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Purpose: To raise funds for the children who survived the tsunami which left:


Supports our Kids presents: Share the World - Charity Concert - 2012 in KOBE.

Date:Sunday March 18, 2012
Venue:Kobe Bunka Hall
Enquiries:Kyodo Information
TEL:06-7732-8888 (10:00 ~ 19:00)
Time:Doors open-13:15, Concert from 14:00 - 16:40

Main Performers:Sadao Watanabe and  Ayaka Hirahara


Registration for the Waitangi Day Lunch for Sunday February 5 is now closed. Thank you to all who replied and registered. Please note that final attendance is confirmed upon receipt of prior payment. No cash payments for registration will be accepted on the day.

A final email will be sent out to registered attendees later this week.

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New Zealand Embassy, Tokyo

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