Here is a list of high price titles published in or before 2011. This is only an example of MVS qualified titles costwise.
Please verify yourself that there is no or only one circulating copy availalbe in the United States of the titles you may select from the list for MVS grants.
(a). Qualified materials must be imprints relevant to Japanese studies that cost in excess of ¥100,000 Japanese yen. There is no ceiling price.
(b). Qualifying materials must be fully published at least two years prior to the MVS Award year; therefore for 2015-2016 they must have been published before the end of calendar year 2013. As for very large sets, of which sections are published in a discrete sub-set such as 1-ki or 1-yunitto, individual sub-sets qualify for MVS funding providing the applicant makes a commitment to purchase the rest of the entire sub-sets when they are published and become available. The Committee looks favorably on such major purchases, and when funds are available, may support the applicant’s commitment to acquire full sets.
(c). Qualified materials must be important for research and teaching.
(d). Preference is given to materials in new and emerging areas of scholarship not widely represented in current North American collections.
(e). Important research and teaching materials in Japanese and other languages may also be considered while MVS principally funds Japanese language materials.
(f). Second-hand materials may qualify for MVS funding provided a letter of assurance from the vendor is submitted:
(g). Electronic materials such as videocassettes, DVDs and CD-ROMs may qualify for MVS funding provided a copy of the licensing agreement from the publisher is submitted: