Collection

Collection Details

Books Approx. 37,000 volumes
Periodicals
Electronic journals
Approx. 510 titles
24 titles (can be browsed on the Library computers)
Newspapers 8 titles
Audio/visual materials Approx. 900 items
Doctoral dissertations on Japan (issued in North America) Approx. 2,100 titles (microfiches and DVDs)

Special collection

JF-related clippings

These clippings include newspaper/journal articles relating to the JF and international cultural exchange. The database is available for searching items on the computer in the Library.

Kokusai Bunka Shinkokai (KBS) Archives

Library holds documents and works made by Kokusai Bunka Shinkokai, which was founded in 1934.

Crêpe-Paper books (Chirimen-bon)

Cover of Crêpe-Paper books

Crêpe-paper books are made of Japanese paper with a finely-wrinkled surface like crêpe, and produced mainly in the Meiji through early Showa periods. With pictures in sophisticated colors by artists from the periods, these crêpe-paper books featuring Japanese culture were loved by foreigners and many were shipped overseas as gifts. The Library possesses over 100 items of these special books.


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