Aichi city nixes 'Tsutaya Library' project amid public opposition

Oct 21, 2015

Aichi city nixes 'Tsutaya Library' project amid public opposition

The city of Komaki, Aichi Prefecture, has officially scrapped a plan to build a next-generation public library in collaboration with video rental giant Tsutaya after the majority of its residents voted it down in a referendum earlier this month. The city announced Tuesday that it ...

Councilors get loud on library revamps

/ | Oct 17, 2015

Councilors get loud on library revamps


As testimony to their characteristically low profile, Japan's public libraries seldom make the news, although two recent exceptions come to mind. In 2013, a number of school and public libraries in Shimane and Tottori prefectures attracted coverage when they removed Hiroshima bomb survivor Keiji Nakazawa's ...

/ May 1, 2015

Obama chooses Chicago to host his presidential library

President Barack Obama has chosen his hometown of Chicago to host his future presidential library, two individuals with knowledge of the decision said Thursday, placing the permanent monument to his legacy in the city that launched his improbable ascent to the White House. Obama's library ...

/ Dec 12, 2014

Hawaii envisions Obama presidential library on the beach

A group in Hawaii that wants to build a President Barack Obama library in the islands has submitted its proposal, predicting it would be one of America's most heavily visited presidential centers. Officials said Thursday the large number of tourists visiting Hawaii and the proposed ...

/ Mar 20, 2014

Abe to visit Anne Frank House after vandalism

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam this weekend to express regret over the vandalism at Tokyo libraries of hundreds of books related to the young Holocaust victim, an official said Thursday. Abe will visit the museum Sunday, a day ...