Information & Culture

Consulate-General of Japan in Penang collaborates with relevant institutions to organize various cultural events throughout the year to promote Japanese culture in Malaysia. Our cultural events include, Penang Bon Odori Festival, which is one of the biggest local events, as well as Japanese instrument concert, speech contest, movie screening and cultural workshop. We also promote our culture and activities though our website and Facebook.

Please refer to the below link for our past events.

Year 2017
Year 2018
Year 2019

Activities in 2022
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Please visit our Facebook page too!

Japan Information and Culture Centre


Monday to Friday 8:30-12:00, 14:00-16:00
TEL: (604) 217-7118
FAX: (604) 226-1030

The library is closed on days the Consulate is closed or when events are taking place. We recommend you contact us before you visit to ensure that it is open.

Library service

Our library provides an information service and promotes Japanese culture in Malaysia.  You can browse through Japanese books, DVDs, CDs and also books on Japan or Japanese culture written in English.
Here are the genres of available books, DVDs and CDs.
We welcome walk-in visitors during open hours!

Reference / Politics / Economy / History / Religion / Geography /
Science・Technology / Art / Japanese Study・Social Study / Hobby /
Japanese Language / Travel / Architect / Haiku・Classic / Literature / Fiction / Non-Fiction / Children’s book / Comic books

Japanese / Western / Animation / Concert

Music CDs
Traditional music / Shakuhachi / Shamisen / Flute / Biwa / Kokyu / Guqin / Japanese Songs / Taiko drums / Folk song / Children songs / National anthem / Sound of Japan / Japanese Seasonal words for poems / Rakugo / Jazz / Easy Listening / J-pops / Enka / Anime music


Loan of cultural items

We provide loan service of cultural items to non-profit organizations for the purpose of promoting Japanese
culture. Please contact Culture and Information department for more details.

Other information

(1) School Visit Program
Through the School Visit Program, we visit schools within our jurisdiction to introduce Japan and Japanese culture to students in Malaysia.

(2)Study in Japan
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT: Monbukagakusho) offers scholarships to Malaysian students wishing to pursue their studies at a Japanese university. For more information, contact the Embassy of Japan in Malaysia, which administers the MEXT scholarship.

Below are some of the useful links.

Study in Japan Comprehensive Guide
A comprehensive site for making your study in Japan a reality

Japan Student Service Organization (JASSO)
The website provides useful information to support international students in Japan.

Kuala Lumpur Japan International Education Information Center
JASSO’s branch office in Malaysia

(3)Japan Travel
Please inquire Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) about travels to Japan