The Library is delighted to make available a new collection of books on Japan and the Japanese. Nearly ninety books have been very kindly donated by the Nippon Foundation, Tokyo, as part of its Book Donation Scheme: 100 Books for Understanding Contemporary Japan.
The Nippon Foundation is keen to support study and research but also hopes to encourage understanding between Japan and the UK. This is particularly timely in view of the University’s forthcoming role as host to the Japanese Olympic team in 2012 when interest in the Japanese nation and its culture is likely to increase significantly. The University also runs a number of modules relating directly to the study of Japan from a historical, political, business and cultural perspective and these books offer a valuable enhancement of our current holdings of Japan-related texts.
The collection includes books from all of the following fields: Politics, Government, International Relations, Economics, Business, Society, Culture, Literature, the Arts and History.
Simply type in “Nippon Foundation” into the Library Catalogue to view the full list of books in this exciting new collection.