Nagoya American Center
American Shelf Project
The goal of the American Shelf Project is to educate interested audiences about the United States by promoting the understanding of American history, culture and values.
Opening a Window to America
- The American Shelves provide learning resources for audiences who live outside of Japan’s largest cities, and cannot otherwise access Embassy or Consulate Public Diplomacy programming.
- American Shelves contain American children’s books and American Studies reference materials.
Forging Lasting Relationships
- The American Shelf Project is a partnership between the Nagoya American Center and Japanese host institutions. The first American Shelf was established at the Fukui International Association in August, 2005.
- Under the American Shelf Project, the Nagoya American Center provides:
1. Reference and information support through the Nagoya American Center and a network of American Center libraries in Japan,
2. American cultural programs and other activities of U.S.-Japan interest, and
3. Training and consultations for Japanese library staff.
Building a Network of Communication and Understanding
There are eight American Shelves in Central Japan (All links below link to Japanese language websites):
- Nisshin City Library (Aichi Prefecture) (日本語)
- Fukui International Association (Fukui Prefecture) (日本語)
- Kakamigahara International Association (Gifu Prefecture) (日本語)
- Ishikawa Foundation for International Exchange (Ishikawa Prefecture)(日本語)
- Nagashima Waju Library (Mie Prefecture)(日本語)
- Shinshu University Library (Nagano Prefecture)(日本語)
- Fukuroi City Library (Shizuoka Prefecture)(日本語)
- Toyama Prefectural Library (Toyama Prefecture)(日本語)