News (Fiscal Year 2006-2007)
Library Online Catalogue (OPAC)
will be suspended on March
, due to the update of software
version. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Exhibition of the pictorial "Nippon" edited by Younosuke Natori
This month, the JFIC Library is continuing to exhibit
issues of Nippon and Cinema Year Book of Japan 1938
Yonosuke Natori and his Nippon Studio in 1938.
Nippon is a photo gravure magazine introducing Japanese culture
and customs. It was made in the form of a "folding book" consisting
of a long strip of paper that was folded into papers.
Cinema Year Book of Japan 1938
was compiled by Nippon Studio and
published by the Kokusai Bunka Shinkokai, the predecessor of the
Japan Foundation. It was produced in order to draw the Western
people’s attention to Japanese culture through motion pictures.
Exhibition of the pictorial "Nippon" edited
by Younosuke Natori
The JFIC library exhibited the pictorial "Nippon" edited
by Younosuke Natori, the famous Japanese photographer.
Nippon" was essentially a propaganda magazine published by
Younosuke Natori and his Nippon Studio between 1934 and 1944, and
it is known to have been published in 36 issues. It was a large-format
graphic propaganada magazine produced in English, German, French
and Spanish in order to introduce Japan abroad. Because of its high-quality
photographes, its innovative layout and design, and its articles,
which had been written by well-established writers, it had a great
effect upon the world of graphic design in Japan.
The exhibition items were displayed at a traveling exhibition entitled
,"Natori Younosuke and Nippon Studio [1931-45]" which
was shown at 4 venues within Japan between February 11 and December
Exhibition of materials issued from 1992 through 2002
Since October, the JFIC library exhibited some reports and booklets
of major programs and events conducted by the JF to commemorate the publication
of"30-Year History of the Japan Foundation". The third materials
issued from 1992 through 2002 were on display.
Notice for Library's year-end and new year's closure:
JFIC Library will be closed from December 23 (Sat.), 2006 through January 8 (Mon.), 2007.
Exhibition of materials issued
from 1982 through 1991
Since October, the JFIC library exhibited some reports
and booklets of major programs and events conducted by the JF to
commemorate the publication of "30-Year History of the Japan
Foundation". The second materials issued from 1982 through
1991 were on display.
In the JFIC library, we exhibited some reports and booklets of major programs and events conducted
by the JF to commemorate the publication of "30-Year History
of the Japan Foundation". First of all, materials issued
from 1972 through 1981 were on display.
In the JFIC Library, we exhibited Haruki
Murakami’s works in many different languages on the occasion
of the special feature "How the World is Reading Haruki Murakami" in
the current issue of "Wochi
Japan Foundation Information Center (JFIC) Library has newly
reopened on April
The JFIC Library provides a variety of media relating to Japan and international
The Library has added to its collection: "JF Program Reports," introducing
JF events, and clippings of articles on international cultural exchange and
Visitors can also purchase JF magazines and catalogues of exhibitions organized
by the JF.