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International Research Center for Japanese Studies: Library (日文研図書館)

国際日本文化研究センター

General Information

Facility:
International Research Center for Japanese Studies Library
Address:
3-2 Goryo-Oeyamacho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 610-1192
Phone:
+81-75-335-2066 
FAX:
+81-75-335-2093
Email:
riyou#nichibunken.ac.jp (please replace # with @)

About the Library:

In 1987, the International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Nichibunken) was established as an inter-university research institute of the Ministry of Education with the goals of carrying out international, scholarly, and interdisciplinary research on Japanese culture, and providing research support to Japan studies scholars around the world. In that spirit, this library’s mission is to build a wide-ranging collection of bibliographical sources required for the study of Japan and to make those sources available for Japan studies scholars in Japan and overseas to use in their research. The library also serves as the home library for the Department of Japanese Studies in the School of Cultural and Social Studies, which was established in April 1992 as part of the Graduate University for Advanced Studies.

 

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Summary of Collection(s)

Collection Size (As of March 2017):

  • Books:
    • Japanese: 348,000 volumes
    • Foreign Languages: 167,000 volumes 
  • Periodicals:
    • Japanese: 7,100 titles
    • Foreign Languages: 1,500 titles
  • Audio Visual Materials (videos, CD's, maps, photographs): 190,000 items
  • Microfilms: 3,500 volumes
  • E-resources: 7,000 titles

Notable Collection(s):

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

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How to Use the Facility

User's Guide for Guests

Using the Library

Prior to the visit:

  • Please make an appointment with the library in advance. 
  • A letter of Introduction (Word,  PDF)
  • Library Materials Request Form (Word,  PDF)
  • Online Catalog: Please find information on desired materials by using Nichibunken Library Web OPAC.

Upon arrival:

  • Please present a letter of Introduction and some form of personal ID at the circulation counter.
  • Please fill out the visitor's registration form at the circulation counter.

Photocopy:

  • Cost: 10 yen per sheet
Research Affiliation
 
Visiting Research Fellows:
 
Nichibunken provides scholars with an opportunity to conduct research in their facility up to one year.  Applicants must submit the application form of JSPS, and a letter of request to a faculty member at Nichibunken who is going to be a sponsor and guide while conducting research.

Housing:

Housing accommodations will be available for the visiting research fellows at the Nichibunken House. There are charges for the use of these facilities.

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北米日本研究資料調整協議会
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