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 the nationwide state of emergency declared on April 16, the government is strongly requesting that residents stay at home whenever possible and refrain from visiting bars, restaurants, music venues and other public spaces.