Culture and Education


Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC)

JICC is the cultural and public affairs section of the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines. Our primary role is to promote better understanding of Japan and Japanese culture by providing a wide range of information, educational services and programs to the public.

Guide to Scholarship and Youth Exchange Programs

Meet the MEXT Scholars and JET Participants Online Series

Watch video testimonials from MEXT scholars and JET Programme participants here.

The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme

Library and Publication

JICC Library   
The JICC Library is located on the second floor of the Embassy of Japan building. It houses approximately 7,000 English and Japanese books and 500 video materials, all about Japan, its land, people, government, culture and society. A small collection of current magazines and newspapers, also in English and Japanese, is also available for reference.
Library Hours : Monday to Friday except Holidays
   09:00 ~ 12:00 
 14:00 ~16:30

Video Materials
A video selection VHS or DVD format are available for borrowing for educational purposes. These video materials feature various topics on Japan including culture, politics, economics, business, sports and others. Items can be borrowed upon reservation through a phone call to our library staff.

The JICC publishes the Japan Bulletin, a quarterly newsmagazine with a circulation of 4,000 copies per issue. It is distributed free of charge to different Philippine government offices and agencies, the diplomatic community, media organizations, business corporations, educational and cultural institutions and the general public. The Bulletin provides information on recent activities of the JICC and the Embassy of Japan, Japan-related news from the Philippines and Japan, as well as newsworthy articles from other sources.
 Japan Bulletin E-Magazine (Download)

Other printed materials from Japan such as Nipponica is distributed regularly through the JICC as well. This publication also gives up-to-date information on Japanese society and culture.