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The Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC)



The Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) is the cultural and public affairs section of the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles. We provide information on a wide variety of topics about Japan, exchange programs and local services and events. Our purpose is to promote a better understanding of Japan and Japanese culture and to strengthen Japan-U.S. relations through many cultural and educational outreach programs. For more information, please see the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' page on Japan's Public Diplomacy .

The JICC is located in the office of the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles; our facilities include a lending library that functions as a reading and screening room, accessible through the Consular Section entrance on the 17th floor of theTwo California Plaza building.

We are open to the public from Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please click here for our holiday schedule and for access to our location.

JICC Reading & Exhibition Room

JICC Services

General Information & Outreach

Respond to written, telephone, electronic, and in-person inquiries -- see our contact information below

Create and issue Japan Focus monthly eNewsletter

Maintain a Local Events Calendar of Japanese cultural activities and Japan-related events

Issue press releases & maintain media relations

Send speakers to teach about Japan and Japanese culture, from elementary school visits through university lectures

JICC Library & Exhibition Space

Maintain space for exhibiting Japan-related art by local artists and organizations

Maintain public reading room and active loaning library of books and videos

"Japan in a Suitcase," flags, and other cultural items for loan to educators and qualifying groups

Educational Resources

Distribute educational packets to students and scouts learning about Japan and teachers teaching about Japan

Give information about study and exchange programs to Japan, including the JET Program and MEXT Scholarships

Provide application materials and catalogs for universities in Japan

Advise and connect students and teachers to study opportunities in Japan

Contact Us

We are here to help! Please call our main line at (213) 617-6700 and ask for the appropriate extension to best answer your inquiry. You may also send us a fax to (213) 617-6728.

MEXT Scholarships, Study in Japan
General inquiries (Japanese); Japanese media; Information about things in Japan
JET Program inquiries
School Visits Program, JICC Exhibitions, Library & Videos
General inquiries (English), Japan Focus, Local Events Calendar



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