The Japan Foundation, established in 1972, is Japan’s only institution dedicated to carrying out comprehensive international cultural exchange programmes throughout the world. We create global opportunities to foster friendship, trust and mutual understanding through culture, language and dialogue.
The Kuala Lumpur office known as The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur Liaison Office was established on 3 October 1989 as the third liaison office in Southeast Asian countries, following Jakarta and Bangkok. The liaison office was upgraded to Japan Cultural Centre Kuala Lumpur with Prince Takamado attending the opening ceremony on 14 February 1992. Japanese Language Centre Kuala Lumpur was then opened on 20 April 1995.
Since the establishment more than 30 years ago, JFKL has been working on various projects to develop mutual understanding between people through culture and language, facilitates and supports various organisations as well as individuals, including continuously working with the Malaysian government through certain ministries.