The NCC works to expand and improve access to library resources and information about Japan, through collaboration with institutions and organizations in North America, Japan, and elsewhere. NCC coordinates projects to cooperatively develop Japanese collections and articulate the information needs of librarians, scholars, and others.
To kick off our 30th Anniversary Celebration and 4th Decade Conference, we are publishing former NCC Executive Director Victoria Lyon Bestor's long-awaited interview with Dr. Kristina Kade Troost, Japanese Studies Librarian at Duke University (1990-2020). Dr. Troost was NCC Chair from 1998 to 2001. Their combined knowledge of and experience in the Japanese Studies field and Japanese Studies Librarianship provides a perfect way to begin our look back at NCC's many accomplishments over the past three decades and our look forward to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. (For those who are new to the field, we also have updated our list of acronyms) We will be posting updates to our events and activities on our 30th Anniversary LibGuide, so stay tuned!