The Libraries seek to support research in all aspects of humanities and social sciences related to Japanese, Chinese and Korean studies in Japan. It supports the needs of undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. students, the teaching faculty, post-docs, and research staff members.
During the first half of the 1990’s, there was a drastic increase of undergraduate users of our collection.
New courses recently introduced include: New trends in the field in the past several years are researches and topics of papers written by all levels of students and faculty members done in interdisciplinary subject areas from which materials weren’t collected by our library in the past.
Areas of established specialization are Buddhism, Japanese literature, history and art history, which are stronger than other fields, although they need strengthening as well as other areas, social sciences in particular.