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.