• The 70th Anniversary of the National Diet Library, Japan

    The National Diet Library (NDL), Japan celebrates its 70th anniversary.
    We will hold commemorative international symposiums and an exhibition. Please take a closer look at the NDL's unique efforts and its valuable collection on this occasion.

  • Autograph manuscripts and original artwork of well-known people

    This exhibition introduces autographs and the drawings of well-known people in Japan until the Showa era.

  • The Meiji and Taisho Eras in Photographs

    This exhibition introduces photographs of famous places, selected from the photo books in our collections.

  • What is the Legal Deposit System?

    The legal deposit system mandates that copies of all new publications published in Japan must be sent to the National Diet Library.

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Current~Coming Events and Exhibitions

  • Open

    March 6(Tue.)~July 15(Sun.),

    The Golden and Silver Brush Awards in the Netherlands — The world of children's books will be held at the ILCL

  • Now Accepting

    May 26(Sat.),

    Lecture "Philosophising is just part of my nature." * will be held at the ILCL

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Library Calendar

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