Embassy of the State of Kuwait
4-13-12, Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo
For consulate inquiry:
Application hours 9:30 am -11:30 pm
Receiving hours 15:00 pm - 16:00 pm
Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Japanese Holidays
10 minutes by walk from JR Tamachi Station
9 minutes by walk from Subway Mita Station Exit A3
At the north-eastern end of the Arabian Gulf, Kuwait arose to challenge the harshness of the desert environment with
construction and urbanization, and to overcome the perils of the sea through voyages for fishing and pearl-diving, at a time when its territory remains a witness to an eventful history.
In ancient times Kuwait was known as a meeting-point for several civilizations which reached it with trading caravans.
It continued to struggle against the hardships of life until the difficult equation was balanced and God granted it oil wealth which came as a compensation for the days of toil and struggle. Modern Kuwait arose with its small society and its structure which harmonizes with the ambition of its people. All that remains of the desert life is remains, and Kuwait looks forward to a future that is event more prosperous and brilliant.
The plenty which the oil wealth brought was not as clear as fresh water. It brought with it the filth of greed, and this meant that the struggle had to continue, to repel the violations of the covetous and pursue a creative way of life.
It is inevitable in a country like Kuwait, which has grown from relative poverty to great wealth in a very short time, that clashes should occur between the old and the new. It cannot be emphasized too strongly that the most important part of Kuwaiti society remains the family, and here the old values are retained and cherished.
The traditional virtues of hospitality, courtesy and respect must not be lost in a head-long rush to what some may
term "modernization". Nowadays in Kuwait it is generally felt that not enough attention has been paid to the country's heritage, and so a number of government projects have sought to reverse this trend.