• International Policy Seminar “Current Topics in Employment and Earnings”

    On November 15, 2019, Dr. David Neumark, a specialist in labor economics, will examine the effects of minimum wages on jobs, the income distribution, and almost everything else.

  • Archiving websites for the future

    Information on the Internet is updated frequently, and websites come and go just as quickly. To counter the ephemeral nature of information on the Internet, the National Diet Library regularly collects and archives websites to preserve their content for the future.

  • Handing down records
    of earthquake disasters
    to future generations

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

  • Discover a treasure from our historic collections!!

    An English version of A Treasure Box of Books—The 70-Year History of the National Diet Library and Its Collections is now available on our digital exhibitions site!

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Current~Coming Events and Exhibitions

  • Open

    October 1(Tue.)~January 19(Sun.),

    100 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art in Picture Books – From Dada to New Painting will be held at the ILCL

  • Now Accepting

    November 15(Fri.),

    International Policy Seminar "Current Topics in Employment and Earnings: Labor Market and Evidence-Based Policymaking (EBPM)" will be held at the Tokyo Main Library

  • Now Accepting

    December 1(Sun.),

    Lecture on Korean Picture Books: Past, Present, and the Future * will be held at the ILCL

Events list

Library Calendar

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