Culture and Education


Information and Culture Centre

At the Information and Culture Centre, you can find a broad collection of books, magazines, newspapers, CDs and DVDs about Japan. Most of these can be borrowed. In addition, you can borrow Japanese cultural items for non-profit events, presentations or educational purposes. Please see our Centre Guide for more details.

We also offer educational presentations as an introduction to Japan and aspects of its culture, free of charge. Please see our Educational Presentation page for more information on the possibilities and how to submit a request.

Japan-related Event Calendar

The Event Calendar promotes upcoming Japan-related cultural events in the Netherlands. Please see the link below for the calendar and more information on how to apply.

Japan Foundation Programmes

The Japan Foundation offers support programmes in the areas of "Arts and Cultural Exchange", "Japanese-Language Education Overseas" and "Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange" for activities conducted by individuals and organisations that are involved in international exchanges. For more details, please see the website of the Japan Foundation.

Scholarships and International Exchange Programmes

◇Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program (by Embassy recommendation)
 The following categories are available for Dutch nationals:
 ○Research Students
 ○Japanese Studies Students
 ○Undergraduate Students
JET(Japan Exchange and Teaching) Program
MIRAI Program

Nominal Support

An organisation planning a project in the Netherlands that would like to request the use of the name of the Embassy of Japan in the Netherlands as a supporting party can apply for “Nominal Support”. Please see the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan for more details.