Culture and Education

Japan and Canada enjoy a relationship that is rich in cultural exchange.

The Culture and Information Section of the Consulate-General of Japan 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 Culture and Information Section 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.

This section also works closely with such organisations as the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre and the Japan Foundation. It also administers the Japanese Government (Monbusho) Scholarships, as well as the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program in Ontario.

The Culture and Information Section 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.