The Japan New Zealand Center promotes activities advancing mutual
understanding and friendship between the countries of New Zealand
and Japan through a wide variety of citizen-based exchange such
as education, culture, tourism and sport. The Reference Room offers
resources such as books and magazines; freely accessible to all
who wish to gain information on New Zealand.
The Japan New Zealand Centre was started with the support of
the Orion Fund, which was set up to develop exchange between Japan
and New Zealand. The Orion Fund, which supports the New Zealand
international exchange organisation, the Asia New Zealand Foundation,
holds a long record of achievement in exchange.
In order for this Japan New Zealand Centre to meet the expectations
of all involved, and to carry out its role effectively, it is
important for as many people as possible to participate in the
Centre's activities. We are continually looking for private individuals
and corporate bodies who agree with our aims and ideals to become
members of the Japan New Zealand Centre. We are waiting to hear
from all of you who have an interest in New Zealand.