• Portraits of Modern Japanese Historical Figures

    This exhibition presents portrait photographs of statesmen, government officials, military officers, businessmen, scholars, cultural figures and others who had an impact on building modern Japanese society.

  • The Meiji and Taisho Eras in Photographs

    This exhibition introduces photographs of famous places, selected from the photo books in our collections.

  • What is the Legal Deposit System?

    The legal deposit system mandates that copies of all new publications published in Japan must be sent to the National Diet Library.

  • Autograph manuscripts and original artwork of well-known people

    This exhibition introduces autographs and the drawings of well-known people in Japan until the Showa era.

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Current~Coming Events and Exhibitions

  • Open

    March 5(Tue.)~July 21(Sun.),

    The Land of Poetry and Legends: Children's Books in Iran will be held at the ILCL

  • Now Accepting

    June 16(Sun.),

    Series: What's happening with Children's Books in the World? (12) Lecture "What's Happening with Children's Books in Iran?" * will be held at the ILCL

Events list

Library Calendar

  • Tokyo Main Library

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  • Kansai-kan of the NDL

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  • International Library of Children's Literature

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