The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) Library, which opened on July 13, 2007, is a reference and information center that provides general information about Japanese arts and culture, society, language, among others. Our collection includes printed materials such as books, comics, magazines, newspapers, as well as publications by the Japan Foundation, Manila. The library also has an audio-visual area where visitors can watch and listen to Japanese DVDs and music. A Filipiniana section with reference materials about the Philippines is also available.

Open:Mondays to Fridays from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturdays from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Closed:Sundays and on legal and duly-declared special holidays of both Japan and the Philippines
Address:23/F Pacific Star Building, Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue corner Makati Avenue, Makati City, 1226 Philippines
Tel: +63.(0)2.811.6155 to 58

The library is open to the public, but membership is required for borrowing services.

Our Services


Special, Regular Members can borrow books and CDs
*Only Special Members can borrow DVDs for educational purposes


Members and Visitors may inquire about Japan-related topics or Japanese language materials with our librarian


Members and Visitors may photocopy only JFM-published materials at Php 2.00/page

Audio-Visual Room

Members and Visitors may access CDs/DVDs for free with our computers

Membership Categories


Everyone is welcome to read and research at the JFM Library! No visiting fee required

Special Membership

For Japanese Language and Japanese Studies Teachers
Membership Fee: Php 400.00 (membership for 6 months only)

Regular Membership

For other individuals at least 17 years old
Membership Fee: Php 400.00 (membership for 6 months only)


Please note that the annual and membership fees are non-refundable.

Click here for the JFMO Library  2018 JFM Library Membership Application Form  and  2018 JFM Library Guidelines.


In 2016, the Japan Foundation, Manila celebrated its 20th Anniversary in the Philippines together with the 60 Years of Philippines-Japan Friendship. To commemorate the momentous year, the Japan Foundation, Manila published the Japan Foundation, Manila 20th Anniversary Booklet, featuring our history, programs, projects, and special messages from our colleagues and partners throughout the years.



SUKI and MERIENDA are the official newsletters published by the Japan Foundation, Manila featuring our activities, announcements, and articles on Japanese arts, culture, and language in the Philippines.


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