Book Donation to Seychelles National Library through READ JAPAN PROJECT

    In November 2023, a total of 87 English-language books on Japan in various fields such as politics, economics, society, culture, literature, art and history were donated to the Seychelles National Library as part of the READ JAPAN PROJECT, a book donation project to promote understanding of Japan by the Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research. This is the first book donation from Japan to the Seychelles National Library.
 This project was initiated by the Nippon Foundation in 2008 with the aim of promoting understanding of Japan around the world (currently being implemented by the Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research with financial support from the Nippon Foundation). As of December 2023, more than 88,000 books have been donated to over 1,300 libraries and research institutions in some 140 countries and regions.
   On 23 November, the Seychelles National Institute for Culture, Heritage and the Arts and the Seychelles National Library held a donation ceremony to which people from local organisations and foreign governments who have donated books to the National Library were invited, and which was attended by an official from the Embassy of Japan in Seychelles.
   We hope that this donation will foster a deeper interest and understanding of Japan among the people of Seychelles and create an opportunity to deepen the friendly relations between the two countries.

                                                                                                            Book Donation Ceremony
                                                                    (From left, Ms Anne Mary Robert, Principal Librarian of the Seychelles National Library,
                                                                      Mr ISHIZU Tomotaka, Second Secretary of the Embassy of Japan in Seychelles, and
                                                                                           Ms Cecille Kalebi, Principal Secretary for Culture)
                                                                          (Photo: The Seychelles National Institute for Culture, Heritage and the Arts)