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The 24th Kaleidoscope of Books "Harping about the harp: the Japanese koto and koto music"
The 24th Kaleidoscope of Books "Harping about the harp: the Japanese koto and koto music" "Haru no umi" (Spring Ocean) is a globally famous instrumental that opens with the elegant tone of the koto, the Japanese harp. The koto has undergone many changes from its origins in ancient China to its present day form. This exhibition is an introduction in text and audio to the music and the musicians that comprise the history of the koto.
Two new issues of Research Materials on science and technology policy
Two new issues of Research Materials on science and technology policy The NDL Research and Legislative Reference Bureau has published the results of a year-long research project in two new issues of the Research Materials. Entitled "Transformation of Science and Technology Policies in the Post-Cold War Era" and "International Trends in Space Policies", these reports are available in PDF format from the NDL website.
Research Materials 2016-3 features "Building a Society of Diversity" (Japanese)
Research Materials 2016-3 features "Building a Society of Diversity" (Japanese) The latest issue of Research Materials analyzes current issues related to building a society of diversity and discusses them in terms of social inclusion, discrimination, social participation, and growth strategy. The report is now on the NDL website (Japanese):
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Coming Events

2017-3-26(Sun.)
Picture books and music for children "Groompa’s kindergarten" *(ILCL)
2017-4-11(Tue.) to 2017-5-31(Wed.)
The World Through Picture Books – Librarians' favourite books from their country(ILCL)
2017-4-16(Sun.)
Lecture "Books I encountered in my childhood: Mr. Kageki Shimoda"(ILCL)

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