Making the news in Japan and the world since 1945
Welcome to the home page of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan,
one of the world's oldest and most prestigious press clubs.
Founded in 1945 by newspaper, wire service, magazine, radio journalists and
photographers who arrived in Japan following the end of the Pacific War, the
FCCJ has, throughout its history, been the place in not only Japan but also Asia
where news has been made. Presidents, Prime Ministers, statesmen,corporate
titans, international arts, cultural and sports celebrities from Japan and around
the world, as well as many others, famous and infamous, have visited FCCJ
over the years.
Today, the FCCJ remains a vital and active organization. It served as an
important hub for not only Japan-based journalists but the hundreds of others
from abroad who flew in following the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami in
Japan's Tohoku region. In addition to a regular series of professional events,
including press conferences, which form the core of the Club's activities, the
FCCJ offers a library and workroom for journalist members, as well as dining
facilities for all members.
The FCCJ's convenient location, beside JR Yurakucho station in central Tokyo,
makes it the ideal place to file a story, share a drink with friends, or host a party.
The FCCJ's committees are involved in everything from planning press events to
hosting world-class chefs to running the annual FCCJ Scholarship Awards,
which provide money to university students seriously interested in pursuing a
We invite you to learn more about the FCCJ through this web site, and to contact
Articles of Association in English (PDF)
Articles of Association in Japanese (PDF)