About Us


The Delegation

The Permanent Delegation of Japan to UNESCO is a diplomatic mission established by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA) to facilitate the fulfillment of its missions and duties as a Member State of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Welcome to our Website.

Like Japan, most of UNESCO's 195 Member States have established Permanent Delegations to UNESCO to liaise between the Organization and their governments.

Member States make decision on UNESCO's programmes on the basis of consensus, and the budget to implement these programmes is mainly covered by Member States' contributions.

Our country is deeply involved and actively participates in the preparation and implementation of UNESCO's programmes. In cooperation with the other countries, Japan helps UNESCO to implement essential and high priority activities aiming at contributing to materialize peace in the world.


Office address:

Délégation permanente du Japon auprès de l'UNESCO
100, avenue de Suffren
75015 Paris

Tel: +33 (0)1 53 59 27 00 (from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm, and 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm)

2020 Office closure days
January 1 (Wednesday): New Year's Day
January 2 (Thursday): Bank Holiday
January 3 (Friday): Bank Holiday
January 13 (Monday): Coming of Age Day (Japanese holiday)
February 11 (Tuesday): National Foundation Day
February 24 (Monday): 
The Emperor's Birthday (Japanese holiday)
April 13Monday): Easter Monday
May 1
Friday): Mayday
May 8
Friday): Victory in Europe Day
May 21
Thursday): Ascension Thursday
June 1
Monday): Pentecost Monday
July 14
Tuesday): France's Bastille Day
July 23 (Jeudi): Marine Day 
(Japanese holiday)
July 24 (Vendredi): Sports Day (Japanese holiday)

August 10Monday): Mountain Day (Japanese holiday)
November 3Tuesday): Culture Day (Japanese holiday)
November 11Wednesday): Armistice Day
December 25
Friday): Christmas
December 29Tuesday): Year-end Holiday
December 30 (Wednesday): Year-end Holiday
December 31
Thursday): Year-end Holiday


You may also contact us by e-mail .
All mail received will be forwarded to the appropriate section, but please understand that we may not be able to respond to all e-mail inquiries. Thank you for your understanding.