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Greeting from Consulate-General

Welcome to our website.

Penang has been called “Pearl of the Orient” for its beauty. Consulate-General of Japan is located in North-East of Penang Island. We cover Penang state and other five Northern states (Perlis, Kedah, Perak, Kelantan, Terengganu)

There are a lot of tourists coming from Japan and moreover, many Japanese capital corporations and Malaysia-Japanese joint ventures operate especially in Penang and also Kedah and Perak states.

Many Japanese reside in these areas and enjoy not only beautiful tropical nature but also Malaysian hospitality. On the other hand, it is shown by our visa statistics that the number of Malaysian visitors to Japan is increasing extremely as the relationship between Malaysia and Japan get closer.

With this website, we will offer latest information about our services and activities. We will be delighted if it could be useful to you.

We welcome any suggestions to make this website more convenient for you.


Consulate-General of Japan
List of Public Holiday for 2019

1. New Year Holiday Jan 1 Tue
2. Japanese New Year Holiday Jan 2 Wed   
3. Japanese New Year Holiday Jan 3 Thu
4. Thaipusam Jan 21 Mon
5. Chinese New Year (Day 1) Feb 5 Tue
6. Chinese New Year (Day 2) Feb 6 Wed
7. Shouwa-no-Hi (substitute Japanese holiday) April 29 Mon
8. Labour Day May 1 Wed
9. Wesak Day May 20 Mon
10. Quran Day May 22 Wed
11. Hari Raya Puasa* (Day 1) June 5  Wed
12. Hari Raya Puasa* (Day 2) June 6 Thu
13. George Town Heritage Day (substitute holiday) July 8
14. Marine Day July 15        Mon
15. Awal Muharam Sep 2   Mon
16. King’s Birthday Sep 9 Mon
17. Malaysia Day  Sep 16 Mon
18. Deepavali Oct 28 Mon
19.Christmas Day Dec 25
20. Year-end-holiday Dec 30 Mon
21. Year-end-holiday Dec 31 Tue

* Subject to change