• 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

What’s New rss

Current~Coming Events and Exhibitions

  • Closed

    ~August 29(Thu.),

    Library tours for children and parents during the summer vacation * will be held at the ILCL

  • Open

    August 6(Tue.)~September 8(Sun.),

    Children's books link the World - Hans Christian Andersen Award 2018 & IBBY Honour List 2018 will be held at the ILCL

  • Not Required

    August 8(Thu.),
    August 15(Thu.),, etc.

    Story hour for children during the summer vacation * will be held at the ILCL

  • Upcoming

    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

    October 6(Sun.),

    Lecture "Modern Russian Art and Picture Books with Igor Oleynikov (Winner of the 2018 Hans Christian Andersen Illustrator Award)" * will be held at the ILCL

  • Now Accepting

    November 9(Sat.),

    Lecture: 20th-Century Art and Picture Books—Adventure and Innovation * will be held at the ILCL

Events list

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