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Gift of Books from Japan

Akie Abe, the Wife of the Japanese Prime Minister, Is Donating Books to the Campus Library of Freie Universität Berlin

№ 217/2016 from Jun 20, 2016

The Institute of Japanese Studies at Freie Universität Berlin is receiving a gift of books from Akie Abe, the wife of the Japanese Prime Minister. The books, which were published between 2007 and 2016, are intended as materials for students of Japanese studies, as well as for other individuals interested in present-day Japan or who wish to learn Japanese. When the Japanese Prime Minister and his wife visited Germany shortly before the recent G7 Summit in Ise-Shima, Japan, they announced that his wife was donating these books to the Japanese studies department at Freie Universität Berlin. On June 22 there will be an official ceremony in the Campus Library, when the Japanese Ambassador, His Excellency Mr. Takeshi Yagi, will present the books to Prof. Dr. Verena Blechinger-Talcott, a Japanese studies professor at Freie Universität Berlin, and Martin Lee, the head of the Campus Library. The event is public, and admission is free. Advance registration is requested via email to cosima.wagner@fu-berlin.de.

Further Information

Time and Location

  • Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 2:30 to 3:15 p.m.
  • Campus Library, Freie Universität Berlin, 3rd floor, Multi-purpose Room, Fabeckstraße 23 – 25; subway station: Dahlem-Dorf (U3)
Attention: Please note that bags and jackets are not allowed in the campus library!


Prof. Dr. Verena Blechinger-Talcott, Institute of Japanese Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Tel.: +49 30 838-57104, Email: vblechin@zedat.fu-berlin.de