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The mission of NCC’s Outreach Working Group is to support faculty researchers and independent scholars of Japan, particularly those who are affiliated with small institutions or are otherwise without access to comprehensive Japanese library resources. We work to facilitate connections between these researchers and needed resources with partners in North America and Japan.


We would like to hear your thoughts on how we can best support you, and we invite you to participate in the survey below by June 1, 2019:



Working Group Members

Kuniko Yamada McVey, Librarian for the Japanese Collection, Harvard-Yenching Library, Co-Chair

Cheryl Crowley, Professor, Emory University, Co-Chair

Toshinori Egami, Librarian, International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Nichibunken), Kyoto

Tsuyoshi Harada, Japanese Studies Librarian, University of Iowa

Sachiko Iwabuchi, Okinawa Studies Librarian, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Library

Kana Jenkins, Coordinator, Gordon W. Prange Collection, University of Maryland

Naoko Kato, Independent scholar, British Columbia

Ayako Yoshimura, Japanese Studies Librarian, University of Chicago


Toshie Marra, Japanese Studies Librarian, University of California, Berkeley


Action Plan

  1. With these constituencies in mind, we design, build, and manage the LibGuide -- part of NCC portal -- as a communication and dissemination tool for the Working Group.
  2. We form a group that represents faculty members, independent scholars, and librarians in North America and Japan.
  3. We invite faculty researchers and independent scholars to work with us in the following ways:
  • contact us directly through this website with queries or comments
  • take part in our survey to help us understand your needs
  • stop by to meet us at the annual AAS conference
  • network with our representatives at regional AAS conferences
  • answer our call for volunteers to join our advisory group (we are particularly interested in representation from younger scholars at small institutions - time commitment is very small)

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