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News on International Cooperation

This section summarizes news on international cooperation such as international conferences attended by National Diet Library staff, and National Diet Library's international exchange activities.

Please see the Web Archiving Project (WARP) for news before 2015.

News on International Cooperation (2017)

June 13, 2017

Mr. WEI Dawei, Deputy Director of the National Library of China, and his party visited the NDL.

May 16-19, 2017

The 25th Meeting of the Conference of Directors of National Libraries in Asia and Oceania (CDNLAO) was held in Beijing, China. Ms. Nobuko KATAYAMA (Director General, Kansai-kan of the National Diet Library) and Mr. Masahiro KINOSHITA (Digital Library Division, Kansai-kan of the National Diet Library) were among the 33 delegates from 20 countries who attended the conference. (For information on the CDNLAO, see Links (International library organizations related with the National Diet Library).)

May 8-13, 2017

The 3rd Asia Oceania Regional Congress of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) was held in Bangkok, Thailand. Mr. Satoshi TAKANO (Resources and Information Division, International Library of Children’s Literature) attended the conference and made a presentation titled “International Library of Children's Literature Initiatives in the Digital Age” (Presentation file: [PDF: 826 KB]).

April 27, 2017

H.E. Normans PENKE, Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Latvia in Japan and his party visited the NDL and donated books on Latvia.

April 25-28, 2017

The 2017 Association of Parliamentary Librarians of Asia and the Pacific (APLAP) Conference was held in Seoul, Korea. Mr. Toshiyuki YAMADA (Senior Specialist, Research and Legislative Reference Bureau) and Mr. Naoki SHIMIZU (Land Development and Communications Division, Research and Legislative Reference Bureau) attended the meeting. Mr. Yamada made a presentation entitled “‘Brains of the Legislature’ Legislative Research Services at the National Diet Library, Japan” (Presentation file: [PDF: 507 KB]). (For information on the APLAP, see Links (International library organizations related with the National Diet Library).)

April 6, 2017

Dr. Sergey Ryabukhin, Head of the Federation Council Committee on Budget and Financial Markets of Russia, and his party visited the NDL.

April 3-9, 2017

The 9th Plenary Meeting of Research Data Alliance (RDA) was held in Barcelona, Spain. Mr. Noriaki, SHIMAZAKI (Business, Science and Technology Division, Reader Services and Collections Department) attended the meeting.

March 12-21, 2017

The annual meetings of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS), the Council on East Asian Libraries (CEAL), and the meeting of the North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources (NCC) were held in Toronto, Canada. Ms. Aya NAKAZAWA (Assistant Director, Branch Libraries and Cooperation Division, Administrative Department) and Mr. Yasunao KOBAYASHI (Assistant Director, Library Support Division, Kansai-kan of the NDL) attended the meetings. In the NCC meeting, Mr. Kobayashi made a presentation titled "NDL Search-future development-" (Presentation file: [PDF 723 KB]). At the AAS, NDL sponsored a booth in which NDL staff introduced the online services and the support for Japanese studies that the NDL provides. Reports on the booth presentation at the AAS are available in the NDL Newsletter No. 211 and No. 212. (For information on the CEAL and NCC, see Links (International library organizations related with the National Diet Library).)

March 12-17, 2017

The London Book Fair was held in London, UK. Ms. Mayuko SHIMIZU attended the event.

January 10–13, 2017

The 6th Mutual Visit Program between the National Assembly Library (NAL), the National Assembly Research Service (NARS) of Korea, and the NDL was held in Tokyo. Ms. Eunsk LEE (Legislative Researcher, Security and Public Administration Team, Politics and Administration Research Office) of NAL and Mr. Jae Hyon BAE (Deputy Director, Archives and Records Service Division, National Assembly Archives) of NARS visited the NDL and gave presentations. (For more information on the Mutual Visit Program, see Exchange Activities with Foreign Libraries.)

January 10, 2017

Ms. Setsuko Noguchi, Chief of the North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources (NCC) and Japanese Studies Librarian of East Asian Library of Princeton University, and Mr. Yohinori Sato, Japan Liaison of the NCC and University Librarian of Tohoku Gakuin University, visited the NDL. (For information on the NCC, see Links (International library organizations related with the National Diet Library).)

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