• NDL Newsletter

    Issued six times a year to provide information about the NDL and its services, collections, and projects.

  • Japan Search is now officially released!

    Japan Search, a platform for digital resources from a wide variety of Japanese content, ranging from published works, art works, and cultural assets to movies, officially released on August 25, 2020.

  • Handing down records
    of earthquake disasters
    to future generations

    The NDL collects, preserves and provides records in cooperation with various organizations.

  • The Colorful World of Digital Collections

    The NDL Digital Exhibitions features the NDL's unique collections with explanations covering various themes such as nishiki-e, landscape photographs and historical materials. Discover your favorites!

Current~Coming Events and Exhibitions

  • Open

    September 29(Tue.)~December 27(Sun.),

    Japanese Picture Book Authors of the Heisei Era (1989–2019) will be held at the ILCL

  • Closed

    November 29(Sun.),

    Lecture: Hopes for Picture Books—Picture Book Authors, Editors and Readers in the Heisei Era (1989-2019) * will be held at the ILCL

Events list

Publications list

Library Calendar

  • Tokyo Main Library

    (Without reservation, you cannot enter the Tokyo Main library.)

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