Nippon Foundation Gift

The Nippon Foundation has given UH Maui College a gift of 68 books on Japan. Please come to the library to see these interesting and informative books on display.

"Some people say it takes more than reading books to understand contemporary Japan - you must live here to get the real story. But if you can't live in the country, what books are most useful to understanding the enigmas of modern Japanese society and thinking?

In recent years more people than ever before are visiting Japan, learning Japanese as a second language, and consuming Japanese popular culture. There are many sources of information about the country, but the key is to find reliable insights.

To help deal with the problem of hunting down such authoritative works, The Nippon Foundation asked ten experts with extensive knowledge of Japan to select 100 books to serve as useful guides for those who want to understand present day Japan."