Culture and Education (Information on Japan & Japanese Culture)


The Embassy of Japan in Fiji offers a deal of information on Japan and Japanese Culture, organize cultural events, and provides Japanese Government Scholarship program.

1. Information on Japan:

(a) Booklets:
We provide more than 1,000 books for public reading at the Embassy library, based on Japanese politics, history, culture, economy, geography, nature and also many different manga/comic books. With the Library opening times to the Embassy (9am to 1pm/2pm to 4pm).
The Library also offers newspapers and magazines, as well as information pamphlets/prospectus on Japanese Universities and studying in Japan.
(b) Press releases:
The Embassy issues press releases on economic cooperation programs (Japan’s Aid Assistance to Fiji and the region) and cultural events hosted by the Embassy. Persons who are interested in being included in the Embassy’s Press Release mailing list are requested to contact the Embassy by email:, for further assistance.
(c) Multimedia Info.:

We provide a variety of DVDs and CDs based on introductory topics on Japan. The Embassy can lend these materials to educational institutions which are interested in exploring Japan and understanding the Japanese Society.

2. Cultural Events:

(a) Embassy organizes a variety of cultural events for promoting the understanding of Japan and Japanese Culture.

Suva City Carnegie Library have themed days where the Embassy of Japan in Fiji participates and teach children how to create some origami.

There are times where we can visit schools and enjoy with the children, promoting Japanese culture.

 (b) Cultural Items: The Embassy has a variety of cultural items for demonstrating Japanese tradition and culture to wear traditional livery coats (Yukata and Happi), Calligraphy, Origami (folding papers), Picture books and traditional toys. The Embassy can lend these materials to educational institutions which are interested in Japanese Culture & Tradition, under certain conditions.

If you wish to borrow some of our Japanese traditional costumes or request the Culture section to collaborate with you on a Japanese Culture Day?
Please do contact us (Phone: 3304 633 or email: ) and fill this form ready to submit: Application for Rental and Commitment Statement .


3. Education:

(a) Information on the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program for studying in Japan.
Every year, around the months of May or June, the Application forms would arrive from Japan for the following year’s intake.
There are three main categories of Scholarships which are:
1. Research student (Postgraduate/MA/PhD)
2. Undergraduate student (Degree Course) and
3. Specialized Training College Student (Diploma course)
These are offered to qualified Fijian nationals (for Kiribati, Nauru and Tuvalu students to contact the Education Office in their country). 
For more details:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
 (b) Information on Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program
 The Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (hereinafter, Programme) seeks to enhance internationalisation in Japan by promoting mutual understanding between the people of Japan and those of other nations. The Programme aims to enhance foreign language education and promote international exchange at the local level through the fostering of ties between Japanese youth and foreign youth alike.

The Programme achieves its objectives by offering JET Programme participants the opportunity to serve in local authorities as well as public and private elementary, junior high, and senior high schools in Japan.

Successful applicant will work as the Assistant Language Teachers (ALT)
and Sports Education Advisors (SEAs) in Japanese kindergartens, elementary, junior high and high schools, or as Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs) in local governments and boards of education.

 JET programme. For general information:

(c) Platform to study Japanese Language

Some members of the Monbusho Scholars Alumni, Japanese Government MEXT Awardees and Embassy of Japan staff after a Meeting.

  • More Japanese e-learning material

Other than the Japanese books available at the Embassy library, there may be
more Japanese e-learning materials posted on the Embassy social media pages, so stay tuned for those.
(d) Our social media information
Other than our Website, we have our social media platforms to keep everyone informed of what we are up to in our different departments and mainly the ongoing events and ODA findings.
Make sure to follow our social media pages:
Our Official Facebook page:
Our Official Twitter page:

4. Enquiries:

For further enquiries on the above mentioned Embassy Services, Information on Japan and Japanese Culture, please contact the following:
Tel: (679)330-4633