About Us

The Functions of the Consulate-General of Japan

The Consulate-General of Japan in Toronto is the Japanese diplomatic mission responsible for overseeing the relationship between Japan and Ontario. A branch of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Consulate-General functions as the window to the Government of Japan to both Japanese nationals living in Ontario and Canadians who wish to do business with Japan or visit or simply learn more about the country. In addition, the Consulate-General is the link between Japan and the Government of Ontario, as well as the province's business and cultural communities.

In general, the Consulate-General has three missions. They are:

    (1) to promote the Canadian people's understanding of Japan, the Japanese people, their lifestyles and culture;
    (2) to enhance collaboration and cooperation between Canadian and Japanese businesses; and
    (3) to assist in the well-being of Japanese citizens, as well as Japanese Canadians living in Ontario.

The diplomatic mission is headed by the Consul-General (note - "consulate-general" refers to the office; "consul-general" refers to the person) under whom work several diplomatic officers - Consuls and Vice-Consuls - and local staff.

Postal Address:
Suite 3300, TD North Tower
77 King Street West
PO Box 10, TD Centre
Toronto, ON M5K 1A1

Suite 3300, TD North Tower
77 King Street West
Toronto, ON M5K 2A1

Tel: 416-363-7038
Fax: 416-367-9392

Hours of Operation:
Mon. - Fri.
General: 09:00-12:30, 13:30-17:00
Consular Section: 9:00-12:30,13:30-16:30 (Please submit any applications at least 30 minutes before closing)

The Consulate General of Japan will be closed on these holidays:

2017 2018
January 2, Monday Substitute Holiday for New Year’s Day January 1, Monday New Year’s Day
January 3, Tuesday Government Holiday January 2, Tuesday Government Holiday
February 20, Monday Family Day January 3, Wednesday Government Holiday
April 14, Friday Good Friday February 19, Monday Family Day
April 17, Monday Easter Monday March 30, Monday Good Friday
May 22 , Monday Victoria Day April 2, Monday Easter Monday
July 3, Monday Substitute Holiday for Canada Day May 21, Monday Victoria Day
July 17, Monday Marine Day July 2, Monday Substitute Holiday for Canada Day
August 7, Monday Civic Holiday August 6, Monday Civic Holiday
September 4, Monday Labour Day September 3, Monday Labour Day
October 9, Monday Thanksgiving Day October 8, Monday Thanksgiving Day
December 25, Monday Christmas Day November 12, Monday Substitute Holiday for Remembrance Day
December 26, Tuesday Boxing Day December 24, Monday Substitute Holiday for Emperor’s Birthday
December 29, Friday Government Holiday December 25, Tuesday Christmas Day
  December 26, Wednesday Boxing Day
December 31, Monday Government Holiday