Library News

Library News

[Library] Notice of Closure Due to Repair Work (Aug.2, 2023-Aug.4, 2023)

Due to the I-House closure in order to carry out repair work, library will be closed as follows. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

Period: Aug. 2—Aug. 4, 2023 Closed throughout the day, including the periodical section


[Library] Library Tour in June (June 17, 2023)

The library will hold a tour on Saturday, June 17, 2023. We will introduce you to the library's usage. If you are interested in the library, please feel free to participate. Reservations are unnecessary.
  • Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023, 2:00 pm-
  • Place: The Library, International House of Japan
  • Participants: I-House members, persons who are interested in the library
  • Language: Japanese (If you would like to participate library tour in English, please contact the library.)

[Library] Grant from the Kasumi Kaikan (Fiscal Year 2022)

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 27 valuable books related to Japanese Studies, in the fields of humanities and social sciences, to our collection.


[Library] Notice about Library Catalog (OPAC) (from 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] 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] Newly Arrived Books

A list of new books is currently unavailable.



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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