Japan Publishing Industry Foundation for Culture (2019)

Japan Publishing Industry Foundation for Culture (Adam Jimenez)


私ども、出版文化産業振興財団 (Japan Publishing Industry Foundation for Culture) は、 日本の出版業界に関わる多くの企業・団体が協力して運営している財団法人です。

日本では、2014年から、内閣府国際広報事業の一環として、日本の優れた書籍を民間の有識者により選定し、英訳出版するJAPAN LIBRARY事業をスタートいたしました。JPICはその出版元兼事務局として、協力しております。

ブースでは、2019年発行の新刊含め、JAPAN LIBRARYシリーズをお手にとってご覧いただけます。簡単なアンケートにお答えいただいた方には、毎年好評の日本の文庫本をプレゼントいたします!


Asahi Shimbun (2019)

The Asahi Shimbun (Noguchi Masaki)

聞蔵Ⅱビジュアル (KikuzoⅡ Visual) 」は、朝日新聞社が提供するイメージ付オンライン記事データ
ベースです。1879 (明治12) 年の創刊から今日まで約1500万件の記事・広告に加えて、雑誌「AERA」、

さらに、「英文ニュースデータベース」もあります。朝日新聞社が発行してきた英字新聞「International Herald Tribune/The Asahi Shimbun(ヘラルド朝日)」の「ASAHIセクション」と、英語の総合ニュースサイトとして発信中の「AJW (Asia & Japan Watch) 」に掲載された2001年4月以降の記事が検索できます。


Dinner, reception and excursions in Sofia (2019)

Wednesday 18 September

  • Reception
    Free of charge for participants. 20 lev for additional attendees (e.g. partners; please register).
  • City walk
    Free of charge. A one-hour Japanese/English guided walk around the city center and the most important sightseeing sites/shopping details/recommended souvenirs, etc.

Thursday 19 September

  • Visit to the National Library, National Gallery or National Archives

Bulgarian state archives: source of studying modern Japanese history (2019)

Kandilarov, Evgeniy

The very first archival documents related to Japan and modern Japanese development dates over a hundred years ago and is related to the very beginning of the establishment of the Modern Bulgarian State after the liberation from the Ottoman Empire which coincides with the Meiji period in Japan. Though different archival sources in Bulgarian archives we can take a look into the diplomatic and military activities of Japan from that time and to analyze its relations with the Great powers as well as the specific interest of the Japanese government to the so called Eastern question on the Balkans representing a complex of political interests of both the newly established Balkan states and the Great Powers competing for a greater influence in this region. Two main aspects of the Japanese modern history from that time can be explored through Bulgarian archives. The first one is related to the wars that Japan fights against China and after that against Russian Empire. The other issue is related to the rapid Japanese economic and industrial development which impresses Bulgarians to a great extent. 

Resources on Shibusawa Eiichi (2019)

Wakasa, Masatoshi

Shibusawa Eiichi is said to have been involved in as many as 500 companies and 600 organizations, but given the large scope it is difficult to gain a clear picture of his involvements. In an attempt to partially alleviate this, our foundation complied and digitized the “Name Change Charts of Companies and Organizations Related to Shibusawa Eiichi.” This digital resource is divided by industry such as “Finance” or “Education” and provides a visual representation of the development of companies and organizations related to Shibusawa Eiichi through their name changes.
In my presentation I will use the “Name Change Charts,” as a tool to look at Eiichi’s business and other involvements and thereby think about his significance to the field of Japanese studies.

Resources for Japanese studies for everyone!: improve accessibility for visually impaired users project (2019)

Yokota-Carter, Keiko

University of Michigan Library is "committed to providing equal access to information and services for all students, faculty, and staff members. We aim to provide an equitable experience for individuals with disabilities by following accessibility standards, responding to user feedback, and providing support and accommodations."
This presentation is a progress report of the project of increasing accessibility to Japanese studies materials in the Library’s Digital Collections for inclusive users.

The Kirishitan-ban and the Japan-Europe cultural interchange (2019)

Yasue, Akio

In 1590, Jesuit missionary Alessandro Valignano introduced the Western printing technology to Japan with which the Kirishitan-ban or the Jesuit press publication was issued as the first movable metal type printing there. Several tens of tittles were published from 1591 until the promulgation of the edict of 1614 against professing Christianity.
Although the Kirishitan-ban itself is the outcome of the Japan-Europe relation, several important cultural interchanges between them have progressed since then with it.

Digitalization of pre-modern Japanese historical material by Historiographical Institute The University of Tokyo (2019)

Yamada, Taizo

Historiographical Institute the University of Tokyo, ‘HI’ for short, has been investigating historical materials concerning pre-modern Japanese history. In the process, we have been making and managing metadata as the results and shooting the materials. Recently, we have been digitizing of the historical materials based on the results so that the data can be used at long-term preservation and utilization of them. In the paper, we report on the approach and the efforts.

Japanese studies resources at University College Cork (Ireland) (2019)

Weingärtner, Till

The Department of Asian Studies at University College Cork is the only department dedicated to Asian Studies as an academic discipline on the entire island of Ireland.  Its staff engages in a broad variety of research relating to various aspects of societies, cultures, business, languages and the arts across the wider Asian region, with a particular focus on China, Korea and Japan. It is unique in Ireland, providing the only BA and MA Degrees in Asian Studies, as well as the only department offering Chinese, Korean and Japanese language education at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. A first permanent post for Japanese Studies was set up first in 2014.