We exhibited at 2015 AAS annual conference in Chicago!

May 26, 2015

The Annual Conference of Association of Asian Studies was held at Chicago Sheraton Hotel and Tower during March 26-29, 2015. We, JAPAN LIBRARY, have exhibited for the very first time!


We could meet with librarians and researchers at the conference and got their valuable opinions to our project. We were able to spend a meaningful time developing new possibilities for JAPAN LIBRARY to expand and improve.

While we were in Chicago, spring came to Japan. Even though it was very cold in Chicago we could feel the spring, “the prime of the year,” as we were getting lots of new ideas.


The first five titles of the JAPAN LIBRARY have been published!

May 26, 2015

The first five titles of the JAPAN LIBRARY have been published at the end of March 2015. They are the very first commemorative of many more to be published from JAPAN LIBRARY!


Here are the names of the five titles:

  • Flower Petals Fall, but the Flower Endures: The Japanese Philosophy of Transience (Seiichi Takeuchi)
  • If There Were No Japan: A Cultural Memoir (Roger Pulvers)
  • Listen to the Voice of the Earth: Learn about earthquakes to save lives (Satoko Oki)
  • Saving the Mill:
    The amazing recovery of one of Japan's largest paper mills following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami
    (Ryoko Sasa)
  • Tree-Ring Management: Take the Long View and Grow Your Business Slowly (Hiroshi Tsukakoshi)

The voyage of these books will cover great distances over time and reach a countless number of readers across the globe. We are excited to imagine who will read them and how!

The worlds that can be extended from a book are boundless.
We are hoping the JAPAN LIBRARY to be one of the driving forces transcending all the conventional boundaries and creating new worlds.


The JAPAN LIBRARY site has opened!

May 26, 2015

We are so sorry to have you kept waiting!
The JAPAN LIBRARY site is now opened.
We look forward to your visits to the site.