Explore resources about Japan, books in Japanese, and celebrate cultural events.

Celebrate Japan at South Library - 14 July to 8 August

Exhibition of Japanese Items

Jul 14th | 12:00pm - Aug 8th | 12:00pm
Japanese items kindly loaned by the Consular Office of Japan, Christchurch. Come and see seasonal story scenes, traditional dolls & more.

Celebrate Japan: Takumi Japanese Drumming Group

Aug 8th | 11:00am - 12:00pm
Watch the famous Takumi Drumming Group mesmerise the crowd with their heart pounding drum beats. Includes audience drumming workshop.

Japanese language

About Japan

More Japanese resources

Japanese language collection

Books and magazines in Japanese are available at:

CINCH Community Information Christchurch

Japanese organisations
Listing of Japanese organisations, reflecting a range of cultural, arts and sporting associations.

Language course providers
Japanese language course providers.


Kia ora and welcome to Christchurch. We have a range of resources and services on offer to new residents.





  • Japanese organisations CINCHではクライストチャーチで活動する日本の文化、芸術、スポーツ団体がリストされています。ライブラリーのウェブサイトからアクセスできます。
  • Language course providers さらにCINCHでは日本語を教えるグループも紹介しています。
  • Mango Languages は無料でオンラインでできる他言語を習うためのシステムです。日本人に合わせた英語の勉強法も紹介しています。ライブラリー 内からアクセスするか、外からの場合ライブラリーカード番号とパスワードを入力してログインしてください。ライブラリーのウェブサイトからアクセスできます。
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  • Newcomers では最近移住した方々に役に立つ情報を提供しています。


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