• International Policy Seminar "U.S. Foreign Policy and Japan"

    Dr. Michael Mastanduno, a specialist in international politics, will examine the foreign policy towards Asia of the Trump administration and then discuss the topic with a panel of Japanese experts on February 7, 2019.

  • The 70th Anniversary of the National Diet Library, Japan

    The National Diet Library (NDL), Japan celebrates its 70th anniversary.
    We will hold commemorative international symposiums and an exhibition. Please take a closer look at the NDL's unique efforts and its valuable collection on this occasion.

  • 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.

  • 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

    September 9(Sun.)~January 20(Sun.),

    Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the founding of Akai tori―authors and poets who contributed to this legendary children's magazine will be held at the ILCL

  • Open

    October 18(Thu.)~November 24(Sat.),
    November 30(Fri.)~December 22(Sat.),

    70-anniversary Commemorative Exhibition: A Treasure Box of Books – The 70-year History of the National Diet Library and Its Collections* will be held at the Tokyo Main Library ・ Kansai-kan

  • Now Accepting

    January 20(Sun.),

    Lecture "Cao Wenxuan: My Life, My Literature" will be held at the ILCL

  • Upcoming

    January 29(Tue.)~February 17(Sun.),

    Books for healthy growth of children 2018: Cultural Materials (publications) of Child Welfare Recommended by Social Security Council of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare * will be held at the ILCL

  • Now Accepting

    February 7(Thu.),

    International Policy Seminar "U.S. Foreign Policy and Japan" will be held at the Tokyo Main Library

Events list

Library Calendar

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