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 and their guests.

The FCCJ premises at Marunouchi Nijubashi Building, in the heart of Tokyo's primary business district, is within easy walking distance of Tokyo Station and several other train and subway stations, making 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 journalism career.

We invite you to learn more about the FCCJ through this web site, and to contact the club directly at +81-3-3211-3161 or mail to for more information.

History of FCCJ