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As the NDL belongs to the Diet, its annual revenues and expenditures are in the national budget. The total amount of the initial budget appropriated for NDL is approximately 18,080 million yen for FY2017 beginning in April 2017, excluding the funds for construction outlay.
Approximately 2,340 million yen is allocated for library materials as follows:

Purchases of library materials 790 million yen
Compensations for publications deposit 390 million yen
Purchases of scientific/technical materials 1,093 million yen
Purchases of materials for legislation 63 million yen

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