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Japan Foundation Libraries: Main Library (JFICライブラリー)


General Information

Japan Foundation Information Center (JFIC) Library
4-4-1 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0004
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About the Library:

The JFIC Library is affiliated with The Japan Foundation, which is under the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).  The library collection focuses particularly on books and audio visual materials on Japan written in different languages, materials on international cultural exchange and policies, and Japan Foundation related publications.

Resources & Facilities

Summary of Collection(s)

Notable Collections:

​Crêpe-paper books:  The crêpe-paper book collection features Japanese culture were loved by foreigners and many were shipped overseas as gifts (100 items).

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

Open to the Public

Admission: Free


  • Photocopy services are provided in accordance with Japanese copyright laws.
  • Copy Fee:
    • Black: 10 yen
    • Color: 50 yen

Note: For materials in off-site storage, contact the library in advance by e-mail or phone. It may take a couple of days for the library to receive the materials.

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