The National Diet Library, Japan, is offering a workshop for Japanese Studies Librarians and Researchers held in March 2020 at Tokyo.
This workshop is for librarians, mainly subject librarians, or researchers outside Japan who are expected to engage in reference services or research on Japanese rare materials. The program aims to foster understanding of the rare materials collections owned by the NDL and other research institutions, and to improve skills in utilizing both physical materials and digital content.
Dates: March 2 to March 6, 2020
The NDL is now accepting applications from overseas institutions for approval to receive the Digitized Contents Transmission Service for Libraries. Patrons at libraries subscribing to this service will be able to search and browse digitized versions of the more than two million books, periodicals, rare books and old materials that comprise the NDL Digital Collections, including about half a million materials which are also available on the website.
The Hosei University Research Center for International Japanese Studies (HIJAS) would like to invite applications, following the below procedure, for the post of Fixed-Term Full-time Researcher.
Detailed information is available on the official website of the HIJAS:
Dirk de Graeff and the Opening of Japan
This book by Dr. Herman J. Moeshart treats the history of the Dutch-Japanese relations in the years 1857-1869 and focuses on the Dutch representative in Japan, Dirk de Graeff (Van Polsbroek). De Graeff was from 1859 Acting Vice Consul at Kanagawa,1863 Political Agent and Consul General and from mid 1867 (titular) Resident Minister. He played an important role in the history of his time and was active in the conclusion of treaties with Japan for Switzerland, Prussia, Belgium, and he concluded the treaties for Denmark and Sweden-Norway.