It is through mutually beneficially relationships with our partners that we are able to reach millions of people around the world. In Japan, we have been working with a variety of businesses and institutions for over 60 years.  

Our partners and organisations include:

(British governmental organisations, British organisation, EU related organisations)

British Embassy
The British Council works together with the British Embassy on public diplomacy.

VisitBritain
The British Council shares a Memorandum of Understanding with VisitBritain.

British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ)
The British Council is a member of the BCCJ Executive Committee.

Delegation of the European Union to Japan
The European Union comprises 27 Member States, and the UK is one of them.

EUNIC Japan
The EUNIC(European Union National Institutes for Culture) Japan aims to create a cohesive group committed to sharing knowledge and resources and developing joint projects which enhance the visibility in Japan of the European arts, culture and linguistic diversity. 

Other partners

Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation supports the British Council work in the areas of science education, arts and school exchange.

Eiken Foundation of Japan
Eiken Foundation of Japan is working together with the British Council to deliver IELTS in Japan from April 2010.

The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation
The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation supports our work in school exchanges between Japan and the UK.

The Japan-British Society
The Japan-British Society supports the British Council work to promote a better relationship between Japan and the UK.

The Japan Foundation
The Japan Foundation works with us on cultural exchange activities such as symposia and conferences.

The Royal Instituion
The Royal Instituion is a partner of The British Council for Christmas Lecture in Japan since 1990.

Yuit Inc.
Yuit Inc. working together with the British Council on the joint development of our education related programmes and branding.

British Council partnership stories

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