• 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.

  • The Meiji and Taisho Eras in Photographs

    This exhibition introduces photographs of famous places, selected from the photo books in our collections.

  • 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.

What’s New rss

Current~Coming Events and Exhibitions

  • Closed

    July 26(Thu.),

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

  • First-come, first-served

    July 26(Thu.),
    August 9(Thu.),, etc.

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

  • Now Accepting

    August 2(Thu.),

    Lecture for teens “Fascinating historical documents! Check them out at the library or on the web!—Great recipe books from the Edo period!”* will be held at the ILCL

  • Upcoming

    August 7(Tue.)~August 26(Sun.),

    Barrier-free Children’s Books from Around the World - 2017 IBBY Selection of Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities will be held at the ILCL

  • Upcoming

    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

  • Upcoming

    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

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