News (Fiscal Year 2010-2011)

News (March 2011)

News (February 2011)

News(January 2011)

  • Library Small Exhibition
    The Library is holding a small theme exhibition from its collection.
    The series entitled –Books of Photography in the Meiji Period– started in October 2010, and the final period of the series to be held in January 2011 is called –Occupations and Artisans–.
    Exhibited are photographs that show the lives of people in the Meiji Period including workers in the sericulture industry that flourished in Japan in that period, ivory carving craftsmen, and Daikagura (the lion dance) performers.
    Date:
    January 5 (Wed) – 15 (Sat)
    Time:
    10:00 – 19:00
    10:00 – 17:00 on the final day, January 15 (Sat)
    Place:
    JFIC Library, first (ground) floor
    Theme:
    Books of Photography in the Meiji Period (4) Occupations and Artisans

    Image of exhibition: Books of Photography in the Meiji Period 4

  • New Arrivals in December, 2010 (PDF:26KB)
  • Our Choice: Books and DVDs recommended by the Library Staff (December, 2010)

News(December 2010)

  • Library closed for New Year Holidays
    December 25 (Sat.), 2010 through January 4 (Tues.), 2011
  • Library Small Exhibition
    The Library is holding a small theme exhibition from its collection.
    The series entitled – Books of Photography in the Meiji Period – started in October, and the third period of the series to be held in December is called –Vehicles –.
    Photographs to be exhibited are those of means of transportations survived from Edo period, such as palanquins, jinrikisha (rickshaws), and boats, as well as new means of transportations imported from overseas to the cities in Meiji period, such as bicycles, automobiles, steam trains, and streetcars.
    Date:
    December 1 (Wed) – 10 (Fri), 10:00 – 19:00
    Place:
    JFIC Library, first (ground) floor
    Theme:
    Books of Photography in the Meiji Period (3) Vehicles

    The fourth period – Occupations and Artisans – is scheduled for January 2011.

    Image of exhibition: Books of Photography in the Meiji Period 3

  • New Arrivals in November, 2010 (PDF:114KB)

News(November 2010)

  • Library Small Exhibition
    The Library is holding a small theme exhibition from its collection.
    The series entitled – Books of Photography in the Meiji Period – started in October, and the second period of the series to be held in November is called –Shops –.
    Exhibited photographs include carefully hand-tinted photographs of a fruit shop and a toy shop, and a photograph of a shoe store with products piled up to the ceiling.
    Date:
    November 1 (Mon) – 12 (Fri), 10:00 – 19:00
    Place:
    JFIC Library, first (ground) floor
    Theme:
    Books of Photography in the Meiji Period (2) Shops

    The third period – Vehicles – is scheduled for December.

    Image of exhibition: Books of Photography in the Meiji Period 2

  • New Arrivals in October, 2010 (PDF:75KB)

News(October 2010)

  • Library Small Exhibition
    The Library is holding a small theme exhibition from the collection.
    The second series –Books of Photography in the Meiji Period– will start in October.
    Photography was brought from Western Europe to Japan in 1850s. From the last days of Tokugawa Shogunate to the early Meiji Period (1870s), photography came into the lives of ordinary Japanese people. From its collection, the Library presents books of photography with English captions published in the Meiji Period.

    The first period of the exhibition focuses on photographs of Sumo.
    Photographs taken by foreigners of Sumo wrestlers and –Kokugikan–, the hall of sumo established in 1909, will be exhibited.

    Date:
    October 1 (Fri) – 13 (Wed), 10:00 -19:00
    Place:
    JFIC Library, first (ground) floor
    Theme:
    Books of Photography in the Meiji Period (1) Sumo

    Image of exhibition: Books of Photography in the Meiji Period 1

  • New Arrivals in September, 2010 (PDF:74KB)
  • Our Choice: Books and DVDs recommended by the Library Staff (September, 2010)

News(September 2010)

  • Library Small Exhibition
    The Library is holding a small theme exhibition from its collection.
    The small exhibition, “Guidebooks on Japan in the Meiji and Taisho Periods,“ which started in June, will hold its fourth and final exhibition, “Advertisements in Guidebooks“ in September. Advertisements for hotels and souvenirs in guidebooks will be displayed.
    The Library will hold more small exhibitions in the future. Please take a look at them when you visit the Library.
    Date:
    10:00~19:00 September 1 (Wed.) to 10 (Fri.)
    Place:
    JFIC Library, first (ground) floor
    Theme
    Guidebooks on Japan in the Meiji and Taisho Periods (4)Advertisements in Guidebooks

    Image of exhibition Guidebooks on Japan in the Meiji and Taisho Periods 4

  • New Arrivals in August, 2010 (PDF:144KB)
  • Our Choice: Books and DVDs recommended by the Library Staff (August, 2010)

News(August 2010)

  • Library Small Exhibition
    The Library is holding a small theme exhibition from its collection.
    The small exhibition, “Guidebooks on Japan in the Meiji and Taisho Periods,“which started in June, will hold its third exhibition, “Ships and Railroads were the Ways to Travel“ in August. Guidebooks published by passenger boat companies and railroad companies, which provided main means to travel in those days, will be displayed.
    Date:
    10:00~19:00 August 2 (Mon.) to 11 (Wed.)
    Place:
    JFIC Library, first (ground) floor
    Theme:
    Guidebooks on Japan in the Meiji and Taisho Periods (3) Ships and Railroads were the Ways to Travel

    We are planning to hold exhibitions under the theme of “(4) Advertisements in Guidebooks“ in September.

    Image of exhibition Guidebooks on Japan in the Meiji and Taisho Periods 3

  • New Arrivals in July, 2010 (PDF:134KB)

News(July 2010)

  • JFIC Library Guidance
    Date:
    July 17, Saturday
    Time:
    14:30 - 15:00

    Meeting Place: In front of the library counter Contents: The library collection and how to search information will be explained in English. Reservation: Not needed.

  • Library Small Exhibition
    The Library is holding a small theme exhibition from its collection.
    The small exhibition, “Guidebooks on Japan in the Meiji and Taisho Periods,” which started in June, will hold its second exhibition, “Trips to Old Capitals” in July. Guidebooks for foreign tourists on Kyoto and Nara will be displayed.
    Date:
    10:00~19:00 July 1st (Thurs.) to 12th (Mon.)
    Place:
    JFIC Library, first (ground) floor
    Theme:
    Guidebooks on Japan in the Meiji and Taisho Periods (2) Trips to Old Capitals
    We are planning to hold exhibitio ns under the theme of “(3) Ships and Railroads were the Ways to Travel” in August, and “(4) Advertisements in Guidebooks” in September.

    Image of exhibition Guidebooks on Japan in the Meiji and Taisho Periods 2

  • Change of the Library opening hours
    Due to the Foundation’s event, the Library will be closed at following time:
    • July 14 (Wed.) 6:00 p.m.
    • July 23 (Fri.) 4:00 p.m.
  • Our Choice: Books and DVDs recommended by the Library Staff (June, 2010)
  • New Arrivals in June, 2010 (PDF:153KB)

News(June 2010)

News (May 2010)

  • Library Small Exhibition
    The Library will have a small theme exhibition from the collection.
    The first theme will be “Guidebooks on Japan in the Meiji and Taisho Periods.” It will be exhibited from June to September.
    Guidebooks have been published for tourists from abroad since Japan was opened to foreign countries. We will display some of these rare books from the period.
    Date:
    10:00 -19:00  June 1, Tuesday to 10, Thursday
    Place:
    JFIC Library, first (ground) floor
    Theme:
    Guidebooks on Japan in the Meiji and Taisho Eras (1) Various Guidebooks

    Image of exhibition: Guidebooks on Japan in the Meiji and Taisho Periods 1

    We are planning to have exhibitions under the theme of “(2) A Trip to Old Capitals” in July, “(3) Ships and Railroads were the Ways to Travel” in August, and “(4) Advertisements in Guidebooks” in September.

  • JFIC Library Guidance
    Date:
    May 15, Saturday
    Time:
    14:30 - 15:00
    Meeting Place:
    In front of the library counter
    Contents:
    The library collection and how to search information will be explained in English. Reservation: Not needed.
  • Our Choice: Books and DVDs recommended by the Library Staff (April, 2010)
  • New Arrivals in April, 2010 (PDF:228KB)
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