Library Activities

Library Activities

The library conducts various activities related to strengthening the information infrastructure of Japanese studies.


[Library Display] Memorial Exhibition for Professor Ian Nish (Dec. 5, 2022)

A great authority on the history of Anglo-Japanese relations and Japanese diplomacy, Prof. Ian Nish passed away in July. In addition to being emeritus professor of international history at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and honorary senior research associate at the Suntory-Toyota International Centres, University of London, Nish was a longtime friend and member of I-House. He participated in many conferences organized or supported by I-House, such as the Anglo-Japanese Historical Conference in July 1979 and International Conference: The Pacific War Re-examined in November, 1991.

The Library is holding a small exhibition introducing Professor Nish’s work as a tribute to his great contributions to Anglo-Japanese relations. His daughter, Ms. Alison Nish, has kindly provided photographs for this exhibition.
  • Period: Monday, December 5 – Saturday, December 17, 2022
  • Place: International House of Japan Library
  • Exhibit: The books by Prof. Ian Nish and materials regarding him.


[Library Display] Memorial Exhibition for Professor Ian Nish (Dec. 5, 2022)
[Library Display] Modanizumu kenchiku kiko: Nippon no senzenki, sengo 1940–50 nendai no kenchiku (Notes on Japanese Modern Architecture)
[Library Display] Shiawase na Meikenchiku tachi: Sumu Hito, Sasaeru Hito ni Manabu 42 no Tsukiai-kata (Blessed Buildings: 42 Ways to Keep Architectural Landmarks Happy)
[Joint Exhibition of Books] Ryukyu/Okinawa: Joint Book Exhibition on 50th Anniversary of Okinawa’s Reversion
[Joint Exhibition of Books] The City of Tokyo: Past and Present
[Joint Exhibition of Books] World Heritage in Japan
[Library Display] Bunka koryū wa hito ni hajimari hito ni owaru : watashi no Kokusai Bunka Kaikan monogatari
[Library Display] Asia Leadership Fellow Program(ALFP)Brochure
[Library Display] Memorial Exhibition for Professor Ezra Vogel
[Library Display] Meikenchiku de chushoku o: Ofisharu bukku
[Joint Exposition of Books] Ten years from 3.11
[Library Display] Yume no hoteru no tsukurikata
[Library Display] Matsukata Collection & Related Books
[Joint Exposition of Books] On the 50th Anniversary of the Death of Yukio Mishima
[Exhibition of Books] Spring in Japanese
[Exhibition of Books] Memorial Exhibition for Mr. Fumio Matsuo
[Joint Exposition of Books] A Tribute to Kawabata Yasunari
[Joint Exposition of Books] Nō and Kyōgen
[Exposition of Books] Memorial Exposition for Professor Donald Keene
[Reading about Japan at I-House Library] Craig Mod—The Walk and Talk: Koya Bound and Walk Design
[Joint Exposition of Books] Basho&Haiku
[The James C. Abegglen Memorial Collection at the International House of Japan Library 10th Anniversary Session]
[Joint Exposition of Books] Kabuki・Bunraku
[Reading about Japan at I-House Library] Elise Wessels and Marije Jansen Talk about Japan: Modern – Japanese Prints from the Elise Wessels Collection
[Joint Exposition of Books] 90 Year Memorial for Akutagawa Ryūnosuke
[Joint Exposition of Books] The Bakumatsu -the end of the Edo period-
[Reading about Japan at I-House Library] Itoh Keiko talks about Japanese in Britain, 1863-2001: A Photographic Exhibition
[Reading about Japan at I-House Library]
I-House members and others read The Dreaming of the Bones by W. B. Yeats, featuring the Noh play Nishikigi, in a session arranged by Ogoura Kazuo
[Joint Exposition of Books] Natsume Sōseki Centennial
[Library] Award for Organizations of Distinguished Services from the Japan Special Libraries Association
[Reading about Japan at I-House Library] John C. Weber talks about A New Yorker’s View of the World: The John C. Weber Collection
[Joint Exposition of Books] Architecture in Japan
[Reading about Japan at I-House Library] Ambassador Radu Şerban reads from his book Closer to the Sky (Sora e Ayumu)
[Reading about Japan at I-House Library] Kent Calder reads from Wind of the Age : Collected Reflections : April, 2014–March, 2015
[Reading about Japan at I-House Library]
Nassrine Azimi and Michel Wasserman read from Last Boat to Yokohama : The Life and Legacy of Beate Sirota Gordon
[Joint Exposition of Books] 50 Year Memorial for Tanizaki Junichiro
[Reading about Japan at I-House Library]
I-House Members read The Lady Aoi
—from Five Modern Noh Plays by Mishima Yukio, featuring a traditional Noh play, in a session arranged by Mr. Ogoura Kazuo
[Joint Exposition of Books] English Materials on Nuclear Energy in Japan
[Reading about Japan at I-House Library]
Giorgio Amitrano reads from Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
[Joint Exposition of Books] Materials on “Washoku” and French Cuisine as Cultural Heritage
[Reading about Japan at I-House Library]
Sir David Warren reads from The Custom House by Francis King
The World of Gerald Vizenor Special Lecture Series in Tokyo
Lecture 2 [Reading about Japan at I-House Library]
Gerald Vizenor reads from his latest work Favor of Crows
[Joint Exposition of Books] English materials on the March 11 Tohoku earthquake
[Reading about Japan at I-House Library]
Ambassador Lars Vargö reads from Out by Natsuo Kirino
[Reading about Japan at I-House Library]
Gayle K. Sato reads from Tropic of Orange by Karen Tei Yamashita
[Joint Exposition of Books] Japanese Literature in English
[Reading about Japan at I-House Library] Roger Buckley reads from Fireworks and unpublished works by Angela Carter
[Japan Specialist Workshop] 2013 Symposium
[Japan Specialist Workshop] 2012 Open Meeting
[Japan Specialist Workshop] 2012 List of Participants
[Japan Specialist Workshop] 2012 Call for Participants
[Japan Specialist Workshop] 2011 Participants
[Japanese Studies Information Specialist Training Workshop]


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