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Japan–France Forum "Books in the digital era" (French title: Forum franco-japonais « Livre et numérique »)
(This event has ended.)

A video recording of this forum without simultaneous interpretation is available on NIKKEI CHANNEL, a Japanese video distribution website.

The National Diet Library will host a Japan–France Forum "Books in the digital era" (Forum franco-japonais « Livre et numérique »), held in cooperation with the French Embassy in Japan / Institut français du Japon, and focusing on the publishing industry in the two countries and the roles of libraries in the digital era.


  • Opening remarks by Sawako HANYU, Ph.D., Librarian of the National Diet Library
  • Keynote lecture "Books, yesterday and today" by Dr. Takeshi YORO, professor emeritus at the University of Tokyo
  • Session I "Literature and reading in the digital era: A new format for books, a new way of reading" moderated by Mr. Tomohiko HAYASHI, Asahi Shimbun
  • Session II "Digital books and the roles of libraries: commitment to long-term access and the legal deposit system" moderated by Dr. Yashio UEMURA, professor at Senshu University
    • Panelists:
      • Mr. Kaoru OMAGARI, Director General of the Acquisitions and Bibliography Department, National Diet Library Slides (PDF file: 462KB)
      • Mr. Shunsaku TAMURA, professor emeritus at Keio University
      • Mr. Toshitaka TANAKA, General Manager of the Digital Department, Shogakukan Inc.
      • Mr. Benoît TULEU, Director of the Legal deposit department, Services and Networks Direction, Bibliothèque nationale de France Slides (PDF file: 1.389MB)
      • Mr. Éric VIGNE, editor of the Éditions Gallimard
  • Session III "Economics of the publishing industry in the digital era" moderated by Mr. Minoru NAKANO, member of editorial board of Culture Section, Nikkei Inc.
    • Panelists:
      • Mr. Jean-Guy BOIN, Direcotr of the Bureau international de l'édition française
      • Mr. Luc BOURCIER, Director General of the Izneo Slides (PDF file: 1.585MB)
      • Mr. Tsuguhiko KADOKAWA, President of the KADOKAWA, Inc. Slides (PDF file: 216KB)
      • Mr. Shin NIINA, President of the Digital Publishing Initiatives Japan Slides (PDF file: 213KB)
      • Mr. Masahiro OGA, President of the Japan Book Publishers Association
  • Closing remarks by Mr. Thierry DANA, Ambassador of France to Japan

*Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in French and Japanese.

Date and time June 13, 2016 (Mon.), 09:45-18:30 (Doors open at 9:15)
Venue Auditorium, Annex, Tokyo Main Library, National Diet Library
Capacity 250 seats
Admission fee Free of charge
How to apply Application was closed.
Closing date Deadline for application: June 8, 2016 (Wed.) 12:00 Japan time
Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and will be closed when capacity is reached.
Application was closed.
For enquiries Embassy of France in Japan / Institut français du Japon