Books on Japan
Updated on April 1st, 2021
In the Tokyo Metropolitan Central Library, three exhibitions towards the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 are being held on the 1st floor.
Video footage showing the exhibitions is now available on the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's official YouTube website. Click here to view it.
Olympic and Paralympic Games
Let's get excited for the Tokyo 2020 Games!
In this exhibition, there are around 300 books describing Olympic and Paralympic history as well as sports and records from past Games.
Tradition and Culture
Discover more about the attractiveness of Tokyo and Japan!
In this exhibition, we will introduce you to diverse attractiveness of Japan and Tokyo, such as traditional culture dating from the Edo period.
Books on Japan
Here are books about Japan which our librarians have selected out of 163,000 books written in English and in other European languages.
Permanent Exhibition Book List
Theme Exhibition Book List
"日本刀の世界 The world of Japanese Swords"
period ：April 1 - June 2, 2021
The Japanese swords are said to represent the soul of Samurai. In this exhibition, we will introduce library materials related to Japanese swords from various perspectives. You not only can enjoy photographs of beautiful swords and sword fittings, but also can learn the history of Japanese swords, Swordsmith, and polishing.
Manga Book List
Theme Exhibition Archives
period ：October 1,2020 - January 6, 2021
period ：March 6 - May 6, 2020
period ：Jan 10 - Mar 4, 2020
period ：Oct 4,2019 - Jan 8, 2020
period ：Aug 2,2019 - Oct 2,2019
period ：May 10,2019 - Jul 31,2019
period ：Feb 8,2019 - May 8,2019
period ：Nov 2,2018 - Feb 6,2019
period ：Sep 7,2018 - Oct 31,2018
period :July 6,2018 - Sep 5,2018
period :May 11,2018 - July 4,2018
period :Feb 2,2018 - Apr 4,2018
period :Nov 3,2017 - Jan 31,2018
period :Sep 8,2017 - Nov 1,2017
period :July 7,2017 - Sep 6,2017
period :May 12,2017 - July 5,2017
period :Mar 3,2017 - May 10,2017
period :Dec 27,2016 - Mar 1,2017