Libraries in Japan
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Published by Japan Library Association in Tokyo .
Written in English



  • Japan


  • Libraries -- Japan -- Directories.

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Edition Notes

Includes index.

Statementedited by J.L.A. International Exchange Committee.
ContributionsNihon Toshokan Kyōkai. Kokusai Kōryū Iinkai.
LC ClassificationsZ845.J4 L52 1980
The Physical Object
Pagination48 p. :
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3139024M
LC Control Number82466119

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