NDL user satisfaction survey

Dear Colleagues,

Greetings from the National Diet Library (NDL) of Japan.

We are now conducting a user satisfaction survey of FY2023. Your ideas and opinions are important to our library and will help us provide you with the best library services possible. Please fill out this survey.

From May 8 to October 31, 2023

URL of the user satisfaction survey of FY2023

NDL Bibliographic Data and Web NDL Authorities: Results available

Dear Colleagues,

Greetings from the National Diet Library (NDL), Japan.
We would like to inform you of the following news.

[Results of Questionnaire on NDL Bibliographic Data and Web NDL Authorities Now Available]

The results of the questionnaire on NDL bibliographic data and Web NDL Authorities (https://id.ndl.go.jp/auth/ndla) conducted in FY2022 are now available on the NDL website.
We would like to thank all participants for completing this questionnaire.

2023 Grants

The European Association of Japanese Resource Specialists (EAJRS) especially wishes to encourage the participation to its conference of resource specialists and young scholars from institutions with limited financial means or that have seldom or never attended an EAJRS conference.

History of Global Japanese Studies: Frank Hawley

On January 16 (Mon), 2023, in Conference Room 1, 3rd Floor, Building 33, Toyama Campus, Waseda University, a lecture meeting entitled “Looking Back on the History of Global Japanese Studies: On Frank Hawley and His ‘Horei Bunko’ Collection” was held, sponsored by Waseda University Research Institute for Letters, Arts and Sciences and the Ryusaku Tsunoda Center of Japanese Culture, and co-sponsored by Waseda University’s Global Japanese Studies Model Unit, Top Global University Project.

Kuzushiji workshop 2023 accepting applications

The NIJL/EAJRS Kuzushi-ji Workshop will be held online 19-21 April 2023. This year, Cambridge University Library will provide some material for the workshop. The workshop is free of charge. If you wish to apply for the workshop, please fill in the application form, and submit it to a.hirano@sainsbury-institute.org by end of 12 March. The detailed information can be found here:


Tracing the Reception of Japanese Art in the West

The Art Research Center (ARC), Ritsumeikan University, is pleased to announce an upcoming international symposium based on our long-standing international joint research collaboration with the team led by Prof. Hans B. Thomsen at the University of Zurich on digitizing Japanese art collections in Central Europe.
This event is held in English. Live simultaneous interpretation in Japanese is available.
We are looking forward to your participation.