Services offered by the Culture and Information Section


The Culture and Information section provides and distributes information about Japan. 

We offer various services to deepen understanding of Japan and Japanese culture. We have a selection of complementary pamphlets, periodicals, and maps for our visitors to take home.


DVD Lending Program

We have a limited but interesting collection of DVDs available for loan. Please see the lists below for more information on available titles.

Loan of cultural items such as happi, Yukata, traditional toys, etc.

Cultural Items: Happi, Yukata, traditional toys, etc. are available for loan to schools and organizations, at the discretion of our office. Please send the form to

Information related to education, scholarship, and study opportunities in Japan, exchange programs such as the Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Program, etc.

Educational and Cultural Programs: In order to provide support for Japan study programs and Japanese language education, we distribute various educational materials, such as Japan-related posters, pamphlets, and printed materials, upon request and subject to availability. These materials are for use in Japanese language classrooms and by educators in this region who teach about Japan.

On occasion, we also dispatch speakers to schools and other educational venues from our office, as well as welcome visits by Japanese language/social studies classes to our office to learn more about the Consulate-General of Japan and Japanese culture. (Click here for more information) Subject to staff availabilioty.

Please also visit the following link to the Japan-America Society of the State of Washington, which operates an educational program aimed at both elementary and high school classes: “Japan In the Schools”.

Additionally, the Consulate recruits and screens potential applicants who wish to either study or work in Japan through exchange programs offered by the Japanese Government. For more information on studying in Japan, please visit: “Study in Japan Comprehensive Guide” and Japanese Government Scholarships. 

For those interested in working in Japan for a year, please visit: Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program.

Publication of the E-magazine “Japan Now”

“Japan Now”: We publish an English language e-magazine, “Japan Now.” Please follow the link below to subscribe if you are interested in updates on Japan, Japanese culture, and events and programs organized or supported by our office.

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