- Asahikawa Japan-New Zealand Friendship Society
Mr Shiro Chiba
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
The New Zealand Government’s
seeks to progress New Zealand to a high income, knowledge-based market economy, which is both innovative and creative, and provides a unique quality of life to all New Zealanders.
Kiwi Contacts is a networking group in Tokyo for New Zealanders living in Japan and Japanese who are interested in New Zealand.
Their social monthly events (usually in a casual setting in a central Tokyo location) provide a great opportunity to make contacts and friendships. They also keep their members up to date on New Zealand events happening in Tokyo, and from time to time host more formal presentations and discussions on current hot topics of interest to the business community.
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 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.
Advice for New Zealanders in financial difficulty overseas (New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade website link)
Japanese Federation of the Deaf: Tel (03) 3268-8847
Japan Federation of the Blind (e-mail enquiry link): Tel (03) 3200-0011
Japanese Society for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities (JSRPD): Tel (03) 5273-0796
The New Zealand Government, through its overseas diplomatic missions, 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.