Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Library Recipient of Nippon Foundation Grant

The Arcadia Public Library has been selected as a recipient of the Nippon Foundation's "100 Books for Understanding Contemporary Japan" donation program. These books will be on display and available for checkout beginning January 4, 2010 during regular operating hours.

Japanese popular culture, from manga and animation to cuisine and fashion, is becoming increasingly popular among people of all ages. The Nippon Foundation, located in Japan, has recently begun this program to provide books on contemporary Japan in English, overseas, to facilitate understanding of contemporary Japan. There are many sources of information about Japan but what is notable about this particular collection is that they are reliable and intellectually stimulating opinions and insights.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on receiving this grant! I saw the books on display at the Arcadia Public Library. The titles look very interesting.

rnrlibrarian said...

How can I see a list of all the books from this grant? Should I type in "Nippon Foundation" in the library catalog?

Arcadia Public Library said...

Yes, just do a keyword search on 'nippon foundation' in order to view the collection in the catalog.