New Zealand Embassy Tokyo, Japan


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.


Date: Sunday May 22nd, 2011
Time: 11am to 3pm
Venue: Wakanui, Azabu Juban 
Entry: 2,000yen

On May 22 New Zealand will host a global telethon from 9am to 9pm (NZ time) to raise money for the New Zealand Government's Christchurch Earthquake Appeal. KEA Japan and Kiwi Contacts will hold a charity event supporting the global telethon at Wakanui – the latest NZ home away from home. Please join everyone at the live Japan event and send your message of support back to family and friends.


Christchurch/Tohoku Mini Bazaar at the New Zealand Ambassador's Residence

Date & time: Tuesday 10 May, 10:30 am - 14:30 pm

Place: New Zealand Ambassador’s Residence
20-40 Kamiyama-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Please email the New Zealand Embassy at beforehand with your name and contact telephone number.


 2011 ANZAC Day commemorations ceremony will be held again this year at the Hodogaya War Cemetery in Yokohama on Monday, 25 April, starting at 9:00am and finishing at around 9:50am. The commemoration ceremony will be followed by morning tea and the event will finish up around 11am. Everyone is welcome to attend.


Another fundraiser for Christchurch New Zealand and North East Japan will be held at Shibuya O-Nest on Wednesday April 27, 2011. Thanks to the generosity of people at the first fundraiser held on March 27, approximately 500,000 yen was raised for New Zealand and Japan earthquake relief efforts. The organisers would like to top this amount at the next fundraiser.

The night will include great bands, DJs, charity auctions, raffles and more.


The resources listed below will help you access information related to the earthquake which struck Japan on March 11, 2011. These resources are provided by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and other sources. Please check regularly as information is updated periodically, in particular the Japan Travel advisories.


A message to the New Zealand community in the Kanto and Tohoku regions about radiation precautions and the availability of iodine


In response to a request from Japan, New Zealand was quick to deploy a team of 52 New Zealand Fire Service Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) workers to assist with rescue efforts following the Tohoku-Kanto earthquake. The team was deployed to Shizugawa, Minamisanriku, Miyagi-ken and worked with the Japan Fire Service, Japan Self-Defense Forces, Japan Police and Australian and Swiss rescue teams searching the area for survivors in bitterly cold conditions. Many of the team traveled directly from work in the Christchurch earthquake. (The Japanese government also sent a search and rescue team to Christchurch to assist in searching for survivors in that disaster). The New Zealand USAR team departed Japan on Saturday 19 March when their mission ended. This was the first time a New Zealand USAR team has been deployed overseas.

The New Zealand Government will also be providing NZ$1 million to support Red Cross disaster relief efforts in Japan.


A charity event will be held Sunday March 27 at What the Dickens. The event will feature a mixture of New Zealand and Japanese artists. All proceeds will go to Christchurch and Tohoku relief efforts. Come out and show your support.

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