The Consular Office of Japan in Cairns

2019/8/26

What's New

Consular Office of Japan in Cairns Twitter Account

The Consular Office of Japan in Cairns has set up a new twitter account!
Please hit the follow button for updates on Japan-related news and events in North Queensland.
 
Twitter @COJinCairns
https://twitter.com/COJinCairns
 

Tablelands Japanese Speaking Competition

On September 2, the Tablelands Japanese Speaking Competition was held at Malanda State High School. This year’s Cairns Japanese Language Speech Competition was cancelled due to the COVID pandemic, but 52 students from seven schools across the Tablelands attended the Competition in Malanda, which was supported by the Japanese Consular Office in Cairns. Congratulations to the winners!
 


 

Introduction to Japanese Culture at Country Women’s Association Meeting in Atherton

The Country Women's Association, Atherton Tableland Division, held an International Day event on August 7. Their country of study for this year is "Japan". The event included a koto performance of traditional Japanese music pieces by a local Japanese resident, a kimono display and the opportunity to sample a variety of Japanese food, including desserts prepared by a Japanese sweets artisan. In support of this event, the Japanese Consular Office in Cairns provided a delightful display of origami works and a number of informative pamphlets introducing Japanese culture.
 

 

Director Akira Uchida’s Courtesy Call on The Honorable Warren Entsch, Member for Leichhardt

On June 30th, Director Uchida paid a courtesy call on Member for Leichhardt, The Honorable Warren Entsch. There was an exchange of views on the recent COVID-19 pandemic, the outlook for Cairns tourism and the ongoing deepening of friendly ties between Japan and Australia. 
 


 

Visits by Cairns State High School Students

On March 4th, students from the Cairns State High School visited the Consulate Office of Japan in Cairns. Director Uchida briefed the students on diplomatic and consular business issues and had fruitful discussion on various matters.

 

Consul-General Tanaka’s Visit to the Cairns Japanese Language Tutorial Centre

On February 29th, Consul-General and Mrs. Tanaka visited the Cairns Japanese Language Tutorial Centre, observed the class and mingled with the students. They also met with the Principal and Members of the Board to exchange views on the school’s ongoing progress.

Consul-General Tanaka Hosts Emperor’s Birthday Reception

On February 28th, Consul-General Tanaka hosted the Emperor’s Birthday Reception in Cairns; the first in the Reiwa era. He wished for the continued strengthening of our bilateral relations and made loyal toasts together with Cr. Bob Manning, Mayor of Cairns, for the future development of the two countries. Many Cairns community representatives attended the reception including members of the Cairns Regional Council, State Legislative Assembly, and members of the Japanese society. The Consul-General's full address can be found here

Consul- General Tanaka’s Visit to Cairns

From 27th to 29th February, the Consul-General and Mrs. Tanaka visited Cairns and met Cr. Bob Manning, Mayor of Cairns, Mr. Michael Healy, MP (ALP) for Cairns electorate, and Superintendent Geoff Sheldon, Acting Chief, Far Northern District, Queensland Police Service. During their stay, Consul-General and Mrs. Tanaka visited the Memorial of Ms. Michiko Okuyama and the Cairns Japanese Language Tutorial Centre. At the Centre the Consul-General took the opportunity to mingle with students. On the 28th, Consul-General Tanaka hosted the Emperor’s Birthday Reception and interacted with Cairns community representatives, strengthening the strong foundation of lasting friendship between the people of Japan and Cairns.

Director Akira Uchida’s Courtesy Call on Acting Chief Superintendent Geoff Sheldon,
District Officer of the Far North District, Queensland Police Service

On February 18th, Director Akira Uchida paid a courtesy call on Acting Chief Superintendent Geoff Sheldon, District Officer of the Far North District, Queensland Police Service. They exchanged views on the security situation in Cairns and the protection of Japanese citizens and tourists in Far North Queensland.

Director Akira Uchida's Courtesy Call on Cr. Bob Manning, Mayor of Cairns Regional Council

On February 10th, Director Akira Uchida paid a courtesy call on Cr. Bob Manning, Mayor of Cairns Regional Council. They discussed the strong relationship between Japan and Cairns and exchanged views on how they may continue to deepen these ties in the future.

Director Uchida also took the opportunity to bring the recent bushfire fundraising efforts of the local Japanese Community to the attention of the Mayor. 

Director Akira Uchida's Courtesy Call on State Member for Cairns, Mr. Michael Healy

On February 10th, Director Akira Uchida, paid a courtesy call on State Member for Cairns, Mr. Michael Healy. The frank discussion between the two individuals focused on the importance of strengthening economic relations between Japan and Cairns, on the promotion of tourism and on the importance of fostering friendship between Japan and Australia. The significant benefits of Sister City agreements were also discussed.

Director Uchida made mention of the recent fundraising activities conducted by the resident Japanese Community and in addition discussed the Japanese Government’s efforts to support Australia during the recent bushfire events.

The Consular Office of Japan in Cairns

The Consular Office of Japan in Cairns was established in 1997 and is the Japanese consular/diplomatic mission responsible for overseeing the relationship between Japan and North Queensland. It serves the interests of Japanese nationals living in North Queensland and offers assistance to Australians who seek to visit or learn more about Japan.

The Consular Office is divided into:
  1. Consular Affairs-Visa section,
  2. Economic and Political section
  3. Information and Culture section

Office

Director: UCHIDA Akira (Mr.)

Address
Level 15, Cairns Corporate Tower
15 Lake Street, Cairns QLD 4870
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TEL: (07) 4051-5177
FAX: (07) 4051-5377
Email: jcairns@bb.mofa.go.jp

Postal Address
(Please use this address for mailing purposes. As our office is in a building with many tenants, to avoid incorrect delivery of mail, it is preferable that mail is addressed to our post office box, instead of our physical location.)

Consular Office of Japan in Cairns,
PO Box 1493
Cairns QLD 4870

General Office Hours
Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Consular Services
Information and issuance of visas including the Working Holiday Visa.
Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 and 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Office Closure Dates for 2020

Cairns Office Closure Dates for 2020

January 1 (Wed) New Year's Holiday*
January 2 (Thu) New Year's Holiday
January 3 (Fri) New Year's Holiday
January 27 (Mon) Australia Day*
February 11 (Tue) National Foundation Day
February 24 (Mon) The Emperor's Birthday
March 20 (Fri) Vernal Equinox Day
April 10 (Fri) Good Friday*
April 13 (Mon) Easter Monday*
May 4 (Mon) Labour Day*
July 17 (Fri) Cairns Show Day*
July 24 (Fri) Health and Sports Day
September 21 (Mon) Respect for the Aged Day
September 22 (Tue) Autumnal Equinox Day
October 5 (Mon) Queen's Birthday*
November 23 (Mon) Labour Thanksgiving Day
December 25 (Fri) Christmas Day*
December 28 (Mon) Boxing Day*
December 29 (Tue) End of Year Holiday
December 30 (Wed) End of Year Holiday
December 31 (Thu) End of Year Holiday

Please note: * indicates Australian public holidays.

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