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The 17th Kaleidoscope of Books "Dashi culture of Japan and discovery of umami" now available (Japanese)
The 17th Kaleidoscope of Books "Dashi culture of Japan and discovery of umami" now available (Japanese) "Dashi" (soup stock) of Japanese cuisine is essential to the Japanese food culture. The 17th Kaleidoscope of Books introduces our collections about katsuo (bonito) and kombu (kelp) which are the basis of Japanese "dashi", and the "umami" of these ingredients scientifically discovered.
International Symposium "Past and Present of Japanese-French Exchanges―from the Collection of National Diet Library and Bibliothèque nationale de France"
International Symposium "Past and Present of Japanese-French Exchanges―from the Collection of National Diet Library and Bibliothèque nationale de France" An international symposium will be held on Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Tokyo Main Library, in commemoration of the official launch of the digital exhibition under the agreement for cooperation with Bibliothèque nationale de France. *Simultaneous interpretation (Japanese-French) provided.
January 22 (Thu.): "International Symposium: Toward creating an information infrastructure for digital cultural resources - Europeana and NDL Search" (Japanese)
January 22 (Thu.): "International Symposium: Toward creating an information infrastructure for digital cultural resources - Europeana and NDL Search" (Japanese) The symposium will feature a lecture by Mr. Nick Poole, Europeana, an introductory overview of open data, domestic case studies, and a discussion on the future of digital cultural resources management.
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