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American Center Japan / American Center Reference Service

As of September 1, the ACJ will be open for walk-in users on weekdays between 1300 and 1700. Individuals who require eLibrary instruction and reference services may schedule appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 1400 and 1700. For more information, click here.

American Center Japan / American Center Reference Service delivers information about U.S. policy and society to the Japanese people.

Our goal is to provide specialized, accurate, and authoritative information about the United States. Our information resources cover a wide range of subject areas including government, economy, society, and culture.

There are American Center Japan and three Reference Services in Japan. Please contact the one nearest you. For information on "Education USA" in your region, check our list of locations.

About the USA

  • About the USA "About the USA" is a digital collection of background resources on American society, culture, and political processes.

American Center Japan New Hours

  • -- Hours for walk-ins : 1300 – 17:00 (Monday through Friday )
    -- Open Hours for eLibrary instruction and reference questions:  1400 – 17:00 (Tuesday and Thursday)
    -- Please make appointments by email:

Temporary Closings

  • Sapporo American Center: Sapporo Information Resource Center is temporarily closed to the public. Please contact American Center Japan if you have any reference questions