International House of Japan


Established in 1952, the International House of Japan is a private, non-profit organization created to promote and foster cultural exchange and intellectual cooperation between Japan and other countries. It was designated as a Special Corporation in the Public Interest by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in November 1989, and in 2012 it received authorization from the Prime Minister's office to become a Public Interest Incorporated Foundation.

Though International House of Japan is a members-only institution, most of the I-House programs are open to the public. These include lectures by Japan specialists from various fields, concerts and other arts events.

In line with COVID-19 guidelines, the government is strongly requesting that residents and visitors exercise caution if they choose to visit bars, restaurants, music venues and other public spaces.