New Zealand Embassy Tokyo, Japan


A book of condolence has been prepared in memory of the 29 miners who lost their lives in the Pike River mine tragedy. The book of condolence will be available for signiture between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm from 26 November to 3 December in the reception area of the New Zealand Embassy, 20-40 Kamiyama-cho, Shibuya, Tokyo.

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New Zealand Embassy, Tokyo



On Wednesday 8 December, Kea Japan will host an evening with legendary All Black and current Japan National Rugby Team coach John Kirwan at the New Zealand Embassy in Tokyo.


The Embassy of Canada will host the Commonwealth Remembrance Day on Sunday, November 7, 2010, at the Commonwealth War Cementery in Hodogaya to honour the memory of Commonwealth servicemen and servicewomen who fell during the two World Wars and other conflicts.



By the Ambassadors of Australia, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, France, Germany,
Hungary, I taly, New Zealand, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States, and the
Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Japan


Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from the Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand, Mr Bill English. Mr English will deliver a speech entitled ‘New Zealand and North Asia: Future Opportunities.’


The International Ceramics Festival Mino, Japan Executive Committee is proud to announce the 9th International Ceramics Competition in Mino, Japan.


The Embassy closes for the year on Friday 24 December and re-opens on Tuesday 4 January.

Student visa applications (Japanese citizens)

Japanese student visa applicants wishing to receive visas within the 2010 calendar year are advised of the following application receipt deadlines:

     Applications submitted by post: Tuesday 30 November
     Applications submitted at the counter: Friday 3 December

Applications received after these dates may not be processed until the New Year.


Christchurch is recovering well from the major earthquake on 4 September. New Zealand’s high levels of earthquake preparedness and strong infrastructure have seen essential services quickly restored to most of the affected area.

An area in central Christchurch is cordoned off and this cordon is reviewed daily. The remainder of Christchurch is accessible.

No other areas of New Zealand are affected by the earthquake.


New Zealand wine events that are scheduled for September 2010.

Currently underway is "NZ wine a glass", where particpating restaurants throughout Japan will have New Zealand wine available for the whole month of September and the New Zealand Wine Club are holding a New Zealand wine tasting with over 100 superb New Zealand wines.


Ten of the world’s top landscape artists will gather at the first ever Gardening World Cup in Nagasaki under the banner of World Peace. Support New Zealand's Ben Hoyle who features as one of the top landscape artists.

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