Japan Info & Culture


The Public Information & Cultural Affairs Section offers various services to promote a better understanding of Japan and Japanese culture in Hawaii. For further information regarding the programs and services described below, please contact our office at: 808-543-3111.

Japan Info

  Connect with us!
We are always excited to share what we do in the community!
Explore our social media channels to get the latest info on Japanese culture, activity updates, events and more!
  Our YouTube channel features official videos showing Consulate events, cultural or economic programs.
  NEW! Japan Food Journey Episode 4:Deco Sushi Experience - Sept, 2022
    This video shows the overview of the sushi making event that we hosted for the local community in collaboration with Fukuoka Prefecture and Dean & Deluca Hawaii.
Our Resident Chef, Yuta Makino, gave a lecture and participants were challenged to make chef's original "Plumeria Sushi Roll".
  Japan Food Journey Episode 3:Food as a New Discovery - Mar, 2022
    This video shows an overview of the Washoku lecture event the consulate co-organized with Kapiʻolani Community College (KCC). Focused on the essential Washoku element of "Fuumi” (fragrant flavor), our Resident Chef, Yuta Makino, demonstrated "Taro Vichyssoise" for the culinary arts program students. 
  Japan Food Journey Episode 2: Food as a Bridge - Jan, 2022
    We present the highlights of the food tasting event, where we welcomed three Hawaii-based food influencers and our Resident Chef, Yuta Makino, showcased a five-course degustation menu featuring essential Japanese ingredients from local companies, Aloha Tofu, Islander Sake and Sun Noodle.
  Japan Food Journey Episode 1: Food as Art - Mar, 2021
    This is the first episode of our video series, called "Japan Food Journey". We welcomed special guest, Ms. Kelli Shiroma Braiotta – a local food writer, who discovers a savory Japanese-style parfait using locally-sourced ingredients from Hawaii.
  Rainbow Harmonics, Concert & Chat - Jan, 2021
    A virtual talk and musical event, which featured special guests renowned bossa nova artists, Ms. Lisa Ono from Japan and Ms. Sandy Tsukiyama from Hawaii. The event was live-streamed on January 29, 2021.
  Reference Materials on Japan
Our DVD collection contains Japan Video Topics, a series of short video clips on a variety of topics related to Japanese culture that are produced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The clips are regularly aired on local TV stations in Hawai’i. You can stream the latest content here: Japan Video Topics (Web Japan). DVDs are available to schools or organizations in our jurisdiction for private, non-commercial viewings.

Cultural Programs

  Cultural Events
We regularly host Japan-related cultural events. Please check the “What's New” or “Consulate Activities” section on our website to get information about our current and upcoming events.
  Cultural Items for Rent
We have a selection of Japanese items such as Happi, Kamishibai Storybooks, assorted traditional toys and more. These items are available free of charge to schools or organizations in our jurisdiction for private, non-commercial uses.
Please contact us if you are interested in borrowing items.


  JET Program
The Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Program invites young college and university graduates from overseas to participate in international exchange and foreign language education throughout Japan. Individuals interested in living and working in Japan are invited to apply for a position with this program.
Click here for more information.
  Japanese Government Scholarship Program
The Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Monbukagakusho or MEXT) offers the MEXT Scholarship for non-Japanese nationals wishing to study in Japan. Our consulate currently offers 3 different scholarships: Japanese Studies, Research and Special Training College Student.
Click here for more information.
  Study in Japan
Information on studying in Japan is on the "Study in Japan" website. This site is a government-approved information site operated by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO). 
If you wish to stay in Japan to work after your study, please visit the "Job & career in Japan" section on the website.

 The Japan Foundation Grant Program
  The Japan Foundation offers several grant programs in order to deepen the understanding of Japan in the United States. These programs support individuals and organizations.
To find a grant program that fits your project, please visit the “Program Guidelines” on their website.