The Budapest Office has been established in 1991 after a Japanese-Hungarian intergovernmental decision, as the fourteenth of the foreign offices belonging to Japan Foundation. Its activity covers not only Hungary but the countries of the central-eastern European region as well. The Japan Foundation Office in Budapest is meant to take Hungarian-Japanese cultural relations to a greater depth, which is supported by carrying out the programs the Japan Foundation launches each year all over the world, offering opportunities in the field of Arts and Cultural Exchange, Japanese-Language Education Overseas and Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange.
The Budapest Office organizes and supports programs and events independent from the official programs of the Tokyo headquarters.
Inside of the establishment we run a library, Japanese language courses, host lectures related to Japanese culture and smaller exhibitions, while outside of the office we have a tradition of organizing cinematic events and traveling exhibitions, furthermore we are active in theatrical and musical productions.