Promote the understanding of Japan in Bhutan through the provision of books

YK Poudel

Bhutanese researchers will now have 153 additional books about Japan handed to the Centre of Bhutan & GNH Studies (CBS) at its Library of Mind, Body and Sound at Zhichenkhar yesterday.

The books were donated to Bhutan through the Read Japan Project under the Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research with financial support from The Nippon Foundation.

Chief Representative of JICA Bhutan Office, Tomoyuki Yamada said, “The books handed over can be referred by researchers in CBS and Bhutanese citizens for further understanding of Japan.”

President of CBS, Dasho Karma Ura, said that the books from the Read Japan Project would play an important role in the development of the Library for Body, Mind, and Sound. More importantly, he said, the donated books contain knowledge about Japan, which will benefit researchers at CBS and the general public.

As of this year, the project has contributed books to seven institutions in Bhutan: Sherubtse College Library, Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan Central Library, Royal University of Bhutan Libraries in the colleges, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck Public Library, Learning Resources and Documentation Unit Royal Institute of Management and the Library of Mind, Body and Sound.

Read Japan Project is a provisioning project of Japan-related books in English to universities and libraries around the world.