The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language.
We help young people to gain the skills, confidence and connections they are looking for to realise their potential and to participate in strong and inclusive communities. We support them to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications. Our work in arts and culture stimulates creative expression and exchange and nurtures creative enterprise
We have been in Japan since 1953. Every year, we reach out to thousands of students, educators, policymakers, academics, researchers, creatives and entrepreneurs in Japan. Last year we reached over 65 million people directly and 731 million people overall including online, broadcasts and publications.