New Zealand Embassy Tokyo, Japan


There will be a screening of the Topp Twins" movie Untouchable Girls in Tokyo and a month long exhibition of Kiwi/ Japanese collaboration called Land of the Rising Stars.


Due to staff scheduling, Visa Section services on Thursday 5 August will be limited to return of passports at the counter. Visa applications may be submitted at the counter, however as with applications received by post, they may be returned by post if later found to be incomplete. Regular Visa Section services will resume from Friday 6 August.


For a minor (under 20 years of age) of Japanese nationality to obtain a passport, the consent of only one parent/guardian is necessary.


The 2010 Short Shorts Film Festival will showcase New Zealand film talent and will highlight in particular, the experiences of Weta Workshop.

For more details and advance ticket sales see:


Dear Fellow New Zealand Lover,

KEA - New Zealand's Global Network - has arrived to Japan and will hold its first event on May 19 (Wednesday). KEA is privileged to have renowned businessman BRIAN MARTIN as a keynote speaker.


An event celebrating the 2010 World Cup Soccer Tournament in South Africa will be held in Setagaya on June 6, 2010. The event which is hosted by is a friendly futsal competition aimed at encouraging international relations between countries that made the 2010 World Cup finals.


If you are attending the ANZAC Day Commemoration ceremony at Hodogaya cemetery, please be advised that the intersection indicated on the attached map will be closed for right-turning traffic between 0700hrs and 0830hrs.

The intersection should not effect persons travelling from Tokyo to Hodogaya but may effect those travelling from other areas.

This traffic advice has been promulgated here at the request of the Hodogaya Police.


From now until Rugby World Cup 2011, Pass It On gives you the opportunity to win some great Kiwi prizes, while promoting the best of New Zealand to the rest of the world. Nearly NZ$300,000 of prizes are up for grabs, including "money can’t buy" travel experiences to New Zealand.


The opportunities for Japanese travelling to New Zealand on the Working Holiday Scheme just got better! From 29 March 2010 the conditions of the scheme have been relaxed so that a Japanese working holiday maker can spend more time working with one employer (up to 12 months) and studying (up to 6 months) while holidaying in New Zealand.


The Immigration Adviser's Licence Act comes into effect for all offshore immigration advisers on 4 May 2010. Please click here for details. 

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