Due to an outside event, the Japan Information Centre of the Consulate-General of Japan will close at 12:30 pm on August 12th (Fri),2011.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
JAPAN INFORMATION CENTRE
CONSULATE-GENERAL OF JAPAN
Japan and Canada enjoy a relationship that is rich in cultural exchange, of which the Consulate General of Japan and its culture and information section, known as the Japan Information Centre, are an integral part.
The Information Centre plays a role in enhancing understanding of Japan by the Canadian public in all areas -- such as political, economic, societal and cultural -- and responds to inquiries by telephone, written correspondence and in person. It also takes part in a wide variety of arts and cultural events, organises exchanges and provides information to schools, libraries and anyone interested in learning more about Japan.
The Information Centre works to provide the media in Ontario with opportunities to learn more about Japan: by acting as an information source, and also by inviting respected journalists from time to time to study tours of Japan.
The Information Centre also administers the Japanese Government (Monbusho) Scholarships, as well as the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program in Ontario. Each year, over 125 JET participants leave from Toronto to promote English language education and cross-cultural understanding in Japan.
The Information Centre is also active in supplying local educational institutions with resource materials on Japan. These include booklets, maps, posters, videos and other materials being loaned to schools, libraries and other community facilities free of charge.