The National Diet Library, Japan, released two new e-learning courses with English subtitles.

- How to make good use of the NDL Digital Collections for Japanese Studies
This course provides an introduction to the features of the NDL Digital Collections and how to search and use its contents from outside Japan.

- Conservation of Paper Materials: Minor Repair
In this course, you can learn how to quickly repair library materials using washi (traditional Japanese hand-made paper) and starch paste.

Anybody can take the courses without registration.
Click the button at the bottom of the page labeled "take a course without registering".
A button labeled "This course is fully booked" also appears on the sams page. This is due to our system configuration, so please ignore.

Details on the studying environment including specifications for using our e-learning system are here: