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No. 207, August 2016

Training for Japanese Studies Librarians Outside of Japan
at the Kansai-kan of the NDL from January 24 to February 2, 2017

The National Diet Library (NDL) offers training programs to Japanese Studies librarians from overseas in order to further strengthen support for Japanese Studies conducted outside of Japan. Participation in this program provides an opportunity for librarians to enhance their expertise in acquiring and providing information on Japan as well as to interact with other participants, NDL staff members, and people from other related organizations.

Date From January 24 to February 2, 2017.
* For eight days, excluding Saturday and Sunday
Main venue Kansai-kan of the NDL
(8-1-3 Seikadai, Seika-cho, Soraku-gun, Kyoto 619-0287 Japan)
Qualifications Those who meet the following four conditions are eligible:
  1. Employed as a Japanese Studies librarian or equivalent position for roughly 3 to 10 years at an organization that provides information on Japan.
  2. Fluent in Japanese
  3. Able to pay all costs of travel and accommodation during the program
  4. Willing to report on the program to other organizations related to Japanese Studies in your home country
Availability About 10 people
Program content
  1. Lectures by NDL staff members
  2. Visit to related organizations
  3. Lectures by experts
* All training is conducted in Japanese
Costs Although the program itself is provided free of charge, participants are expected to pay all costs of travel and accommodation.
Deadline for application Primary: 5 p.m. (Japan Standard Time) on September 30, 2016
Secondary: 5 p.m. (Japan Standard Time) on October 17, 2016
Space is limited, and applicants are encouraged to apply no later than the primary deadline to ensure consideration. If space is still available even after the primary deadline, we will continue to accept applications until all spaces are filled or until October 17.

Participants who successfully complete the training program will each receive a certificate of completion.

Please visit the Training for Japanese Studies Librarians Outside of Japan on the NDL website for further details.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Direct inquiries to:
Training and Exchange Section,
Library Support Division,
Kansai-kan of the National Diet Library
E-mail: k-trainingat n d l dot g o dot j p

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