Tag Archive | National Diet Library

Featured Publication: NDL Monthly Newsletter – June 2019

The June 2019 issue of the National Diet Library of Japan (NDL) Newsletter features three NDL staff members staying in the Unites States (Boston, New York, and Washington D.C.).  The title of their article is “A Tale of Three Cities on the US East Coast – Boston, New York, and Washington D.C..”  The staff member […]

Exhibition Commemorating the 70-year History of the National Diet Library of Japan

The National Diet Library of Japan (NDL) is commemorating it’s 70-year history with an exhibition entitled, A Treasure Box of Books: the 70-year History of the National Diet Library and Its Collections.  Some materials from the Occupation period will be on display, including several books related to the Constitution of Japan and color photographs depicting […]

Featured magazines published in Ishikawa Prefecture

This post is Part XII in a continuing series on a portion of the Prange magazine collection that is now available in digital form onsite at the National Diet Library of Japan (NDL). (See the series in Featured Magazines.)  In this post, we are featuring magazines published in Ishikawa Prefecture. 超然. [53号(1948年10月)].  (Call No. C-182) Chozen/超然 was published […]

Additional Prange Collection Books Available at the National Diet Library of Japan (2017)

On March 14, 2017, approximately 1,400 Prange Collection books in History, History of the Americas, and Literature (poetry, drama, movies and plays) were added to the National Diet Library of Japan’s Digital Collections.   As of today, approximately 7,300 General books, 8,000 Children’s books, 6,000 Magazine issues, and 15,700 Censored Newspaper Articles are available onsite in […]

Please send your comment for changing Japanese copyright law and allowing full access to NDL’s Digital Collections from overseas

The Agency of Cultural Affairs of Japan is now seeking public comments to a report related to copyright law.  Please consider filling the opinion form and support changing the law to allow non-Japanese institutions access to the NDL’s Digital Collections materials.   The deadline for public comments submission is March 29.   For the detailed instruction […]

Featured Publication: Reference Service and Bibliography, No. 77 [Reader Services and Collections Development, National Diet Library of Japan: March 2016]

“Reference Service and Bibliography” is one of the NDL’s periodicals that highlights its reference services, the latest scholarly resources, and bibliographical information.  Issue No. 77 features NDL’s long-standing initiative to collect resources related to the Allied Occupation of Japan, which was launched in 1977. It contains the conference proceedings, “Outreach Initiatives of the Gordon W. […]

Prange Collection Featured in Two National Diet Library Newsletter

Three articles on the Prange Collection appear in two NDL Monthly Newsletter.  The January 2016 issue (No. 657) includes the following articles: “The Gordon W. Prange Collection, University of Maryland Libraries: A Goldmine of Publications in the Occupation Period of Japan”* — an overview of the Prange Collection and instructions on how to access Prange […]

NDL’s new exhibit “1945: The things we read and wrote before and after the war ended”

On October 5, an exhibit opened at the The National Diet Library of Japan  entitled, “1945: The things we read and wrote before and after the war ended.”  According to the NDL website, the exhibit includes letters, diaries, books and journals published or written in 1945, before and after the end of World War II. […]

Featured magazines – published in Kagoshima Prefecture

This post is Part III in a continuing series on Prange Collection magazines that are now available in digital form onsite at the National Diet Library of Japan (NDL). (Also see Part I: Kyoto-fu, and Part II: Hokkaido.)  In this post, we are featuring magazines published in Kagoshima-ken. どうわ [4号(1949年8月)] (Call No D321) 町勢グラフ [1号(1949年)] (Call […]

Book Digitization Project with the National Diet Library of Japan celebrates 10th anniversary

On May 2, 2005, Takao Kurosawa, the Librarian of the National Diet Library of Japan (NDL), and University of Maryland President C.D. Mote Jr. signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to preserve and provide access to the 71,000 books in the Gordon W. Prange Collection. In the ten years that have passed, approximately 8,000 children’s […]