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Fusae Ichikawa Center for Women and Governance: Library (図書室)


General Information

 2 Chome-21-11 Yoyogi, Shibuya, Tokyo,‎
Email: (Please replace # with @)
10:00-12:00, 13:00-16:00  
Monday, Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays,
the third week of April and October, New Year's Holidays


About the Library:

The Center's Library holds about 100,000 volumes of library materials related to the women's suffrage movement in Japan They include documents from elections, magazines published by various women's organizations before and after World War II, women's magazines, and materials related to the women's movement and issues of gender.  Most of the important materials dating from before WW II were safely kept by Ichikawa herself during the war period.

Because of the concern of the deterioration of materials over time, the Center has been actively micro-filming documents since 2000.  Currently, there are about 80,000 holdings found in the microfilm. 

Resources and Facilities

Summary of Collection(s)

Collection Size:

  • Books, Periodicals, and other Historical documents: 100,000 volumes
  • Microfilm: 80,000 out of 100,000 items are available in the microfilm.

Note: The following institutions also holds microfilmed collections related women's suffrage in Japan:

Japan: Aoyama University, Otani University, Kwansei Gakuin University,  Keio University, National Diet Library, National Women's Center, Showa Women's University, Tsuda College, The University of Tokyo, Tohoku University, Meiji University, Rikyo University, Ritsumeikan University and more.

The United States: UCLA, University of Pittsburgh, The University of Washington  

Focus: Ichikawa Fusae, Women's Suffrage Movement in Japan

Notable Collection(s):

  • "与へよ一票婦人にも (To grant the vote to women)"  and  "婦選なくして真の普選なし (because there will be no true suffrage without the participation of women)" flyer


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

Digital Collection(s)

Online Resource(s)



1. JR line Yoyogi station (代々木):

  • Exit from the North exit. 
  • On foot: About 7min.

2. JR line Shinjuku station (新宿駅):

  • Exit from the South exit. 
  • On foot: About 7min.

3. Odakyū line (小田急線) Minami Shinjuku station (南新宿): 

  • On foot: About 3min.

4 Toei Subway Shinjuku line・Oedo line (地下鉄都営新宿線・大江戸線) Shinjuku station (新宿駅):

  • Exit from the A1 exit.
  • On foot: About 3 min.

How to Use the Facility

Visiting the Library

Open to the Public

Prior to the Visit: Advance Inquiry Required

Upon Arrival:

  • Admission Fee: 200 yen 
  • Use  of Micro reader: 300 yen


  • Photocopy services are provided in accordance with Japanese copyright laws.
  • Copy Fee:
    • Black: 10 yen
    • Color: 50 yen
    • Printing Catalog Data: 30 yen

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