Embassy of the Japan in the Republic of France

The Japan embassy in France is located in the center of Paris. The Embassy's working hours are from 9.30 to 13.00 and 14.30 - 17.00 by local time.

Address of the embassy

Location of embassyThe Japan embassy in France is located at 7, avenue Hoche, Paris. The Embassy's postal code is 75008.

Contact details

Tel.: (+33) (1) 48 88 62 00
Fax: (+33) (1) 42 27 50 81
The official website:


Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary posted to France at the Japan embassy is His Excellency (H.E.) Mr. Masato Kitera

Masato KITERA is appointed Ambassador of Japan to France in April 2016.

Mr. Masato KITERA joined the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) in 1976. In January 1991, he was appointed Senior Deputy Director of China and Mongolia, and in 1993, Director the Non-Refundable Financial Assistance Division of the Office for Economic Cooperation. In 1995, he became Secretary-General of the Secretary-General of the Prime Minister's Office, and was appointed Minister at the Japanese Embassy in Thailand in 1997. In 2000, Mr. Masato KITERA was appointed Director of Financial Affairs at MOFA, then becomes Guest Researcher at IFRI in Paris. In March 2002, he was appointed Minister at the Permanent Mission of Japan for International Organizations in Geneva. In 2005, he became Deputy Director-General of the Office of Economic Affairs at MOFA, then in 2006, he assumed the post of Ambassador in charge of United Nations Affairs to the Office of Foreign Policy. Appointed Director-General of African Affairs and then Director-General of the Office of International Cooperation in 2008 and Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Public Administration in 2010, Mr. KITERA becomes Assistant Secretary-General of the Prime Minister's Office in 2012, before to be appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the People's Republic of China in November 2012.

Pictures of the embassy

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About the embassy

The deepening of Franco-Japanese relations is all the more true of the cultural and artistic sphere, through, of course, the fashion and the exchanges of the world of the kitchen, but also by a multitude of other aspects too numerous to be exhaustively enumerated. Many Japanese are currently working in Japanese companies located in France, thus shining the country in which they are. More than 40,000 Japanese living in France have been identified by our services. Among them, many are promoting cooperation between French and Japanese companies in the field of innovation. In addition, in the field of education, with a number of teacher degrees in Japanese language which has grown considerably so far in sports environment.