National Diet Library, Chiyoda

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The is the only national library in Japan. It was established in 1948 for the purpose of assisting members of the in researching matters of public policy. The library is similar in purpose and scope to the United States Library of Congress.The National Diet Library (NDL) consists of two main facilities in Tokyo and Kyoto, and several other branch libraries throughout Japan.HistoryThe National Diet Library is the successor of three separate libraries: the library of the House of Peers, the library of the House of Representatives, both of which were established at the creation of Japan's Imperial Diet in 1890; and the Imperial Library, which had been established in 1872 under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education.The Diet's power in prewar Japan was limited, and its need for information was "correspondingly small." The original Diet libraries "never developed either the collections or the services which might have made them vital adjuncts of genuinely responsible legislative activity." Until Japan's defeat, moreover, the executive had controlled all political documents, depriving the people and the Diet of access to vital information. The U.S. occupation forces under General Douglas MacArthur deemed reform of the Diet library system to be an important part of the democratization of Japan after its defeat in World War II.
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  • Go straight, turn left to access out of Toei Subway Nagatacho Station Exit 2 and 2 and looks to the left in a few minutes. Go in from the front, on the left side that the new building is on the right at the back. Use of the first-time visitor register at the new wing and the library card issued. On the card, in addition to the usual card card for only one day. Procedure 5-proof of identification such as your driver's license and health insurance card ends up in about 10 minutes, but becomes necessary. You must deposit 100 yen rocker of the return expression for damage prevention of books or of certain materials is limited. Also not permitted size B5 version more than anything. Camera-equipped mobile phones, bringing possible in conditions do not use the camera function is limited into the medium of the camera. The ones you want to bring you into a disposable plastic bags in the locker room, be allowed. If you do heavy plastic bags often bring things. Have a hole to be handle in a plastic bag, so he is not worried that much. No hassle return to pick up anyone carrying the smoke because smoking (and the smoking area in the card authentication, so no card authentication areas once inaccessible to the locker room. As received if, before receiving the books and apply for loans also leave out, but if you return the book once again obtain a loan, I think). To apply for loans, rent (ordered from the archive) closed stacks, so searches on PC, but to prepare books for 20-because it takes 30 minutes to hours, forgo the meal in the dining room on the 6th floor and the time wasted. I felt no pain to sit at around noon after dining room during the week in. Curry Library (570 yen) puts ingredients in Curry and beef on both sides of rice and seasoning was accompanied by pickles and pickled ginger. Curry flavor, and coexist with sweet chili and onions, is a surprisingly complex flavor.
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  •  Visited about 50 years Buri, but have completely changed, came in handy. Making the admission card now had to wait and wait for the line to entrance in the old days, you want to see the flip card book, which comes out from the library to get copied, if you request materials bought by about 10 minutes. It's main building and the new wing away if only one and not walk on a little. New building is like University papers. Even if you do not know were even close, I carefully. Space power and Smartphone available to staff. Dining room is cheap and tastes good. And everything is the truly King of the library. It is very inconvenient traffic has been on the Kansai-Kan of the. Compared it to the subway station at easy-to-use. Many foreign visitors. Was wondering recently pushed e-books-books and are at a disadvantage, but still paper media is alive and well.
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  • Things are looking for but do not hit at all might be or how to search my bad and Kasuri also does not. Great expectations only to greater disappointment.
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  • Worth going just to be surrounded by all those beautiful trees on the ground. :)
  • The atmosphere is great and go to find your references.
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  • Best library in Japan!!
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