Library News

Library News


[Library] Notice of Digitized Contents Transmission Service via the National Diet Library

The digitized contents transmission service via the National Diet Library (website in Japanese)provided by the library is now available to patrons at the computer terminals located within the library. Some 1.5 million valuable research materials, such as out-of-print books, old and rare books, and doctoral theses, have been digitized by the National Diet Library and are available online through this service. For details, please contact the library.


[Library] Grant from the Kasumi Kaikan

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


[Library] Reopening of I-House Library (from May 27)

In response to the lifting of the state of emergency and relaxation of the request by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to close public facilities including libraries, we have decided to reopen the Library from Wednesday, May 27, 2020.

In order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) from now on, we are adopting the following measures:

・Hours of operation, including the periodical section, will be Monday through Saturday, from 9 am to 6 pm.

・Please refrain from using the library if you have a fever, cough, or otherwise feel ill.

・Please avoid the close-contact with others in closed spaces (the Cs) when using the library.

・Please wear a mask and sanitize your hand at the entrance.

・In order to prevent infection, the number of seats has been reduced to prevent users from being seated close together.

・Every hour, the staff will ventilate the rooms and disinfect the reference counter, computers, tables, desks, chairs, and other furnishings.

・Library staff will wear masks.

・A clear protective screen will be installed at the counter.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, but we would greatly appreciate your kind understanding and cooperation.

The International House of Japan Library

[Library] Books Donated by Members (January, 2020)

The library would like to express sincere gratitude to Mr. Richard Nathan (Managing Director, Bosquet Capital Limited), for donating following books, and for his support to the International House of Japan as a member.

Stand-in companion / Kazufumi Shiraishi ; translated from the Japanese by Raj Mahtani
Red circle, 2018
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Backlight / Kanji Hanawa ; translated from the Japanese by Richard Nathan
Red circle, 2018
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Tokyo performance / Roger Pulvers
Red circle, 2018
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The refugees' daughter / Takuji Ichikawa ; translated by Emily Balistrieri
Red circle, 2019
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The chronicles of Lord Asunaro / Kanji Hanawa ; translated by Meredith McKinney
Red circle, 2020
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[Library] Newly Arrived Books

A list of books received in the past 40 days is available here. (continuously updated)



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