Our library has focused on satisfying scholars’ individual demands by collecting materials and resources in Southeast Asia and its surrounding regions. The library also joins in scholars’ activities including their research projects.

Library Collection Introduction

We have published a column “LIBRARY COLLECTION” in CSEAS (Center for Southeast Asian Studies) NEWS LETTER.

The Grand Rituals at Besakih Temple in Bali and the Historical Moment of Hinduism in Indonesia
 YASUYUKI NAGAFUCHI(Emeritus Professor, Nagoya Institute of Technology)【No. 77 (2019) 】

Materials on Christianity and Spanish Documents in the Foronda Collection
 YUKI MORIWAKI(University of Tokyo Graduate School of Economics)【No. 77 (2019) 】

 (The English version has not been published yet. It will be posted here as soon as it is published.)

Interactions with Domestic and International Libraries

Our library has several invitation programs which enables to strengthen its tie with both domestic and international research libraries. Among the programs, the Visiting Research Fellowship has a long history for inviting librarians from Southeast Asia which provides not only academic support for librarians, but also promotes interactions among libraries. In recent years, the library has been supported by JST Sakura Science Program which enables to provide short-term training program for librarians from Southeast Asia.

Visiting research fellow

JST Sakura Science Exchange Program

Collection Building

Our library builds collections in order to meet various scholars’ interests with applying the MEXT principle for sharing resources and accelerating joint research for Southeast Asian studies as well as Kyoto University’s principle for building library collections.

IPCR:“International Program of Southeast Asian Collaborative Research”

Southeast Asian Periodicals Database

“Southeast Asian Periodicals Database” provides information for the periodicals published in Southeast Asia owned by domestic libraries in Japan. As a developed version of this database, “Southeast Asian Periodicals Database: Three Countries in Indochina” maintains the resource information of local periodicals owned by the libraries of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

Southeast Asian Periodicals Database


Exhibition at Library Fair and Forum
Our library has introduced its activities including research projects by providing poster session at Library Fair and Forum.

Study Seminar for Multilingual Bibliography
Our library organizes study seminars for bibliography of Asian resources with other domestic libraries which concentrate on Asian studies.