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Hitotsubashi University: Institute of Innovation Research Library (一橋大学イノベーション研究 センター 資料室)


General Information

Facility: Hitotsubashi University Institute of Innovation Research Library
Address: Naka 2-1, Kunitachi, Tokyo, 186-8602
Phone: +81-42-580-8415
FAX: +81-42-580-8410
Hours: 9:00-17:00
Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays, 12/27-1/4,
and other days (please ask the library staff before the visit)

About the Library:

The  IIR library holds 76,252 of traditional Japanese books (和書 Washo), 19,753 Western books (洋書 Yōsho), 874 magazines (雑誌 Zasshi) and financial reports (有価証券報告書 Yūkashōken hōkokusho).  The financial reports before 1997 are available in hard copy, and from 1984 to the present are available online (service only for Hitotsubashi affiliates).

Parent Facility

Founded in 1997, the Institute of Innovation Research (IIR), formally known as Hitotsubashi University Institute of Business Research which was founded 1949, is a research center for the innovation process and its effect on society. The main focus of the institute is to conduct theoretical and empirical analysis of business, society and management and investigate a broad range of innovative business activities. The IIR also collaborates with other universities, business organizations and governmental agencies both inside and outside Japan.

Resources & Facilities

Summary of Collection(s)

Collection Size:

  • Japanese: 76,252 volumes
  • Western: 19,753 volumes
  • Periodicals: 874 titles 

Notable Collection(s):

  • Shashi (社史): collections of company histories
  • Kigyōshashi (企業者史): collections of entrepreneur biographies

Note: The Guide uses the ALA/LC standard romanization, however, it also reflects different romanization system used by an individual institution.


How to Use the Facility

Using the Library

Prior to the Visit:

  • Please verify the desired material is available by using HERMES.

Upon Arrival:

  • Please present some form of personal ID.

Photocopy: Please ask the library staff.

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