New Zealand Embassy Tokyo, Japan


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.

Public Affairs Section
New Zealand Embassy, Tokyo


The New Zealand Ambassador Ian Kennedy would like to invite New Zealanders in Japan, including their partners and families, to attend an informal lunch marking Waitangi Day at the New Zealand Embassy in Tokyo from 11am to 2pm Sunday 5 February 2012.


The Embassy will be closed from Monday 26 December 2011 - Tuesday 3 January 2012 inclusive. New Zealanders requiring urgent consular assistance should call the Embassy main line +81 (3) 3467-2271 for recorded advice of duty officer telephone numbers.




New Zealand is looking to transport via a military aircraft desalination machinery and parts supplied by the Japanese Government to the drought-stricken Pacific island of Tuvalu on 5 November.

New Zealand’s Ambassador to Japan Ian Kennedy welcomed joint cooperation between New Zealand and Japan to relieve the effects of the drought in Tuvalu.


There is no end-of-year deadline for receipt of student visa applications. The processing of student visas over the period December - March may take up to 4 weeks excluding Embassy holidays.

The processing of visitor and work visa applications may also take longer than usual during the December - March period due to a large number of applications received at this time.

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