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The Japan Information Center in San Francisco, California, is the cultural, educational, and public affairs division of the Consulate General of Japan serving Northern and Central California, and the state of Nevada.
Helping people gain a deeper understanding of Japanese traditions, customs, history and contemporary culture is the primary purpose of the JICC.
Located in San Francisco's Financial District, the JICC's facilities include a book and film viewing room, a display case of Japanese cultural artifacts, and artwork by Bay Area artists. The Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco is looking for individuals residing in Northern California and Nevada to submit artwork related to Japan (either in terms of its style and/or theme) to be displayed in our Japan Information Center. For more detail, please visit here.

Location 275 Battery Street, Suite 2100
San Francisco, California 94111
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Hours Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00p.m., closed noon - 1:00p.m.
TEL (415)780-6085
FAX (415)767-4202
E-mail japaninfo@sr.mofa.go.jp
(Please include your name, address and telephone number when you e-mail us because it is not always possible to respond by e-mail, depending on the nature of the inquiry.)

JIC provides various assistance, services and information to the public. Main services and assistance are as followings:

 Assistance to Educators and Students
To promote education about Japan and the Japanese language, the JIC:

 distributes currently available educational materials such as posters, fact sheets, and pamphlets on Japan
 arranges special film showings for classes of students at the JIC film viewing room
 makes available a collection of catalogues of Japanese universities which offer programs for international students

 Information on Grants, Fellowships, and exchange programs
Interested students can contact JIC for guidance in applying to the following:

 the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science and Technology (Monbukagakusho) scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students to study in Japan
 Japan Foundation Japanese Language Study Tour (offered every other year)
 the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program for college graduates

 General Reference and Outreach Services
To foster familiarity with Japan and its culture, JIC conducts the following activities for the general public:

 maintains a public space of more than 500 English and Japanese books, newspapers and periodicals
 distributes press releases and maintains liaison with the media
 assists organizations sponsoring programs on Japan
 sends speakers to visit local schools through our School Visit Program
 loans various Japanese cultural artifacts to schools, civic organizations, and other qualifying groups
 responds to written, telephone, and in-person inquiries about Japan

 Audio Visual Materials
JIC's Audiovisual Department maintains a collection of approximately 300 videos and slide sets on an assortment of topics.

To obtain an audiovisual catalogue and for instructions on borrowing videos, please write to, or call the Audiovisual Department.

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