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National Diet Library Newsletter

No. 219, August 2018

NDL Budget for Fiscal Year 2018

This article is a translation of the article in Japanese of the same title
in NDL Monthly Bulletin No. 686 (June 2018).

The budget for FY2018 (April 2018-March 2019) was approved by the National Diet on March 28, 2018, with 23,076,131,000 yen appropriated for the National Diet Library during FY2018.

The overall composition of the budget includes:

  • Personnel expenses: 41.4%
  • Acquisition of library materials: 10.1%
  • Costs for information systems: 13.4%
  • Office expenses: 13.9%
  • Facilities: 21.2%

Outline of the budget for FY2018 are as follows:

National Diet Library FY2018 Budgets (1,000 yen)
(Article) National Diet Library18,188,735
Personnel expenses9,552,075
Regular office expenses172,425
Legislative research408,680
Acquisition of materials2,335,940
of which was compensation for deposit of publications390,248
Costs for information systems3,096,889
Tokyo Main Library operation1,508,018
International Library of Children’s Literature operation269,652
Kansai-kan operation845,056
(Article) Expenses for facilities4,887,396
The first stage of the construction of the second phase facilities of the Kansai-kan3,636,352
Maintenance of the Tokyo Main Library1,095,434
Maintenance of the Kansai-kan155,610
Total23,076,131

(Translated by Rie Watanabe)