Library News

Library News

[Library] Notice about Library Catalog (OPAC) (Feb. 3, 2023)

Our Library Catalog (Online Public Access Catalog; OPAC) is currently unavailable due to technical difficulties.
As a temporary alternative, we request you to use "CiNii Books", a database service offered and maintained by the National Institute of Informatics (NII) for searching materials in various libraries, which covers our library (“IHJ Library”) as well.

<How to search our collection on CiNii Books>
1) Go to CiNii Books website:
2) Click "Advanced Search"
3) Enter "FA013028" (IHJ library ID) for “Library ID”
4) Search
5) Click the title. IHJ Library appears as “THE INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF JAPAN, INC. LIBRARY”.

Should you need any information about how to borrow or keep for you our collections, or have any questions about the contents of the collections in our library, please feel free to contact us directly. We will be happy to assist you in searching books and any other materials in our library, even if you are unable to find them on CiNii Books.

The IHJ is currently working to renew our Library Catalog (OPAC). We will notify on this website as soon as our Library Catalog becomes available.
Thank you for your understanding and we are sorry for any inconvenience caused by this.
Contact: The Library, The International House of Japan
TEL: +81-(0)3-3470-3213 (Mon.-Sat., 9:00 am-6:00 pm)

[Library] Library Tour in February

The library will hold a tour on Saturday, February 18, 2023. 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, February 18, 2023, 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] Temporary Suspension of the Library Catalog (OPAC) (Dec. 24, 2022)

Our Library Catalog (OPAC) is currently suspended due to technical difficulties. Notification will be posted on the website when service resumes. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.  

[Library] Change in the Opening Hours of the Periodical Section (from Oct. 8, 2022)

The hours of the periodical section on weekdays will provisionally change as follows from Saturday, Oct. 8: Hours (periodical section only) Open every day, from 9 am to 10 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] Newly Arrived Books

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



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The Library, The International House of Japan
5-11-16 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032
TEL: 03-3470-3213 (Mon.-Sat., 9:00 am-6:00 pm)
FAX: 03-3475-0424