• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

Events list

Library Calendar

  • Tokyo Main Library

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  • Kansai-kan of the NDL

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  • International Library of Children's Literature

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