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Library News

[Joint Exhibition of Books] Ryukyu/Okinawa: Joint Book Exhibition on 50th Anniversary of Okinawa’s Reversion

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the reversion of Okinawa to the mainland on May 15, 1972. In a joint exhibition with the Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien Bibliothek and the Bibliothèque de la Maison franco-japonaise, the I-House Library will showcase academic books on Ryukyu and Okinawa written in English, German, and French, as well as other literature revealing the areas of interest and research focus of each country. For details, please contact each library.
  • Period:  Saturday, October 1 – Monday, October 31, 2022
  • Place:    The Library, International House of Japan
  • Exhibit:    English materials on Ryukyu/Okinawa
[Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien Bibliothek] Jochi Kioizaka Bldg. 2F 7-1 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0094 Tel:03-3222-5273 / Fax: 03-3222-5420 E-mail: [[Bibliothèque de la Maison franco-japonaise] 3-9-25 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0013 Tel: 03-5421-7643 / Fax: 03-5421-7653 E-mail: (website in French)

[Library] Library Tour in October

The library will hold a tour on Saturday, October 15, 2022. We will introduce you to the library's usage. If you are interested in the library or library membership, please feel free to participate. Reservations are unnecessary.
  • Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022, 2:00 pm-
  • Place: The Library, International House of Japan
  • Participants: IHJ members, persons who are interested in the library, persons who are considering becoming a library member
  • Language: Japanese (If you would like to participate library tour in English, please contact the library.)

[Library] Grant from the Kasumi Kaikan (Fiscal Year 2021)

We are pleased to announce that the library has received a grant from the Kasumi Kaikan. As a result, we have been able to add 30 valuable books related to Japanese Studies, in the fields of humanities and social sciences, to our collection.


[Library] Change in the Opening Hours of the Periodical Section (from Apr. 1, 2022)

The hours of the periodical section on weekdays will provisionally change as follows from Friday, Apr. 1:

Hours (periodical section only)
Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 10 pm
Weekends and holidays, from 9 am to 6 pm

The library staff will not be on duty after 6 pm.
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask library users to use installed sterilization equipment and to open and close windows by themselves to ensure proper ventilation.
Thank you for your understanding, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

[Library] Notice of My Library Services (from Dec. 1, 2021)

A My Library feature will be added to the I-House online catalog from Wednesday, Dec.1. The following services will be available on My Library.

-Reserve books.
-Renew borrowed books.
-Check the status of reserved or borrowed books and past borrowing records.
-Bookmark search results with the Save button.
-Receive updates of newly arrived books that meet specified criteria.

How to Use “My Library”(PDF) You will need a login ID and password to use My Library. If you wish to use this service, please contact the library.
*The initial password will be issued at the library.

[Library] Newly Arrived Books

A list of new books is available here. (continuously updated)



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