New Zealand Economic and Financial Overview

The New Zealand Economic and Financial Overview is an annual publication produced by the New Zealand Treasury. It is provided here in PDF format. You must have a PDF reader such as Adobe Reader installed in order to open these files.

For more information on the New Zealand economy, see the New Zealand Treasury's homepage.


Embassy reading corner

The Embassy has a reading corner in the reception lobby containing a modest selection of books on various subjects, in both English and Japanese. A small selection of New Zealand magazines is also available.  No loan service is available.

The reading corner is available for use during Embassy opening hours.

Book subjects include:

Giveaway materials

The Embassy offers three free general information pamphlets introducing New Zealand:

New Zealand and Japan

Information on New Zealand's relations with Japan is available at the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade website (


Friendship Societies in Japan


  • Asahikawa Japan-New Zealand Friendship Society

    C/- Asahikawa Jitsugyo High SchoolSuehiro 8-jo, 1-chome
    Asahikawa-shi, Hokkaido 071-8138
    Tel: (0166) 51-1246
    Fax: (0166) 51-9515
  • Bihoro New Zealand Friendship Society

Sister City and Friendly City links


Arrest and detention

Foreigners in Japan are subject to the laws of Japan and are legally accountable for acts committed here. Over recent years a small number of New Zealand citizens have been arrested in Japan, mostly for matters that would be regarded as relatively minor offences in New Zealand. The Embassy cannot seek special treatment for New Zealanders that come to the attention of the Japanese authorities.

Emergency planning and preparedness

The New Zealand Government, through its overseas posts, tries to assist New Zealand citizens where possible in emergency situations such as natural disasters or civil unrest. This does not diminish the obligation of New Zealanders overseas to provide for their welfare themselves, for example by taking out medical insurance, making adequate preparations, keeping themselves informed of a situation likely to affect their safety, or being prepared to meet costs incurred in rendering assistance.

Of interest

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The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal

News about how the donations are contributing to the rebuild, ways to donate and more.