History of Embassy Premises


June, 1975

A detached house built in 1928 at 16 Nassim Road, was bought by the Government of Japan to be used to house the Chancery of the Embassy.

March, 1986

The construction of a major extension to the Chancery was completed.

August, 1995

The Embassy moved to the 34th and 35th floors of IBM Towers temporarily to make way for the reconstruction of a new building.

September, 1995

Work began on the reconstruction of the new Embassy building.

March, 1997

Completion of the new building.

June, 1997

The Embassy moved back to its original site.