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A Workshop on Modern Archival Materials in Japan

A day-long workshop on modern archival materials in Japan presented by Shohei Muta, senior researcher at the Japan Center for Asian Historical Records and specialist for archival affairs of the National Archives of Japan

Monday, November 19, 2007
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Charles E. Young Research Library (morning session )
Powell Library Building (afternoon session)
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Make plans now to attend a day-long workshop on modern archival materials in Japan presented by Shohei Muta, senior researcher at the Japan Center for Asian Historical Records and specialist for archival affairs of the National Archives of Japan. The sessions will be of interest not only to specialists of modern Japanese history but also of Chinese, Korean, and American history. All workshop presentations will be in English. The workshop, which will be held on Monday, November 19, in facilities at the Charles E. Young Research Library and the Powell Library Building on the UCLA campus, is co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for Japanese Studies, UCLA Library, and National Archives of Japan.

The morning session, which will take place from 10 a.m. to noon in the Research Library Presentation Room (room 11348), will cover public documents and historical archives in Japan and how to make best use of them and will also give an overview of databases and other online resources offered by the National Archives of Japan, National Institutes for the Humanities, and Historiographical Institute of the University of Tokyo.

The afternoon session, which will be held in the Powell Library's CLICC Classroom C (room 320C) from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., will provide hands-on experience with the online digital archives offered by the Japan Center for Asian Historical Records.

Muta holds a BA in Western history from Waseda University in Tokyo and an MA in Southeast Asian area studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. Prior to his current post, he was senior program officer at the Japan Center for International Exchange (1996-2001) and a Fulbright research scholar at the Library of Congress (1994-95), where he conducted research on freedom of information and peoples right to know. Since 1996 he has been involved with various projects related to the establishment of a documentation center for modern Japan-Asia relations proposed by former Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama. His publications include The Fall of the Mighty MOF? Lack of Accountability in the Japanese Bureaucracy (1996) and Democracy and the People's Right to Know: American Experience (1995).

Attendance is free, but registration by October 31 is required; complete the registration form (attached and below) and submit it to Toshie Marra by email at tmarra@library.ucla.edu.

Toshie Marra

Japanese Studies Librarian

UCLA Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library

21617 Charles E. Young Research Library

Box 951575

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575

Tel. (310) 825-2765

Fax: (310) 206-4960



Download file: ArchivesWorkshop 2007-RegistrationForm.doc

Sponsor(s): Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, UCLA Library, National Archives of Japan

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