Consulate-General of Japan in Los Angeles



The Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC)

JICC Reading & Exhibition Room

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 DiplomacyOpen a new window .

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 the City National 2CAL building.
We are open to the public from Monday through Friday, 9:30 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 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

  • 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

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