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The 2005 Japan Studies Information Specialist Training Program (JSIST)


The 2005 Japan Studies Information Specialist Training Program (JSIST)

Sponsored by the Japan Foundation and the National Diet Library


The 2005 Japan Foundation-National Diet Library Training Program for Japan Studies Information Specialists (JSIST) took place in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Nara from November 28, 2005 to December 16, 2005. Dawn Lawson (New York University) and Fabiano Rocha (University of Toronto) participated in the training. When 2005 curriculum differed significantly from that of 2004, new information has been provided below; otherwise, links to the 2004 web page are given.


November 28 Orientation to JSIST program and to NDL
Courtesy call on the Librarian of the NDL
Visit to Japan Foundation Library
November 29 NDL-OPAC: Tomoyuki Suzuki, NDL
NDL's Zasshi Kiji Sakuin and Asian Resources Section OPAC: Eiji Nakamura, NDL
Statistics on Japan in English (optional): Kotaro Yoshikawa and Hirota Ozawa, NDL (see also Statistical Materials for Learning about Japan)
November 30 Japanese Newspapers: Keisuke Horikoshi, NDL
Visit to Japan Foundation Japanese Language Institute
December 1 Japanese Reference Books: Kawamoto Tsutomu, NDL
December 2 Japanese Rare Books: Satoka Ijima, NDL
Visit to the National Institute of Japanese Literature
December 5 Visit to the Japan Science and Technology Agency
Visit to the National Institute of Informatics (NII)
December 6 Cultural Heritage Information--Cooperation between Japanese Libraries and Archives: Shohei Muta, Japan Center for Asian Historical Records, National Archives of Japan
Visit to Keio University, Mita Media Center
December 7 Distribution of Government Information: Haruhiko Otake, Government Data Research Center of Japan
Japanese Laws and Regulations (optional): Yasushi Matsumoto, Yasuhiro Ushijima, NDL
Japanese Government Publications (optional): Kosei Mino, NDL
December 8 Preservation and conservation: Aiko Mizutani, NDL
Visit to International Library of Children's Literature
December 9 Independent Research
Presentations by Trainees; Reception (hosted by the Japan Foundation)


Travel to Kyoto and Nara


December 12 Visit to the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University
Visit to Nichibunken (International Research Center for Japanese Studies)
December 13 Courtesy call on the Director General of the NDL Kansai Branch
Orientation to the NDL Kansai Branch.
NDL Digital Library Projects
December 14 Visit to Nara National Museum
The NDL's Document Delivery Service
Use of the Kansai Branch (optional)
December 15 The Japanese Publishing Industry: Kiyota Yoshiaki, Shuppan Nyusu Obtaining Japanese Scholarly Publications (lecture and panel discussion): Shinobu Iikura, NDL; Tetsuya Suzuki, Kyoto University Press; Hisaya Akazawa, Shiga University of Medical Science Library; Kiyota Yoshiaki, Shuppan Nyusu
December 16 Independent Research Japanese Studies Resources on the Web: Masusuke Edamoto, Kyoto Foreign Language UniversityTrainees'
Evaluation Meeting
Farewell Party

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