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Buy Dutch cheese and several other Dutch products online. Perfect for corporate gifts.

Wafelhuis Stroopwafels
Freshly baked stroopwafels in Japan. Sold online or at various outlets in Japan

Estate Wines Japan
Wine gifts in Japan. Offers fine wines with home delivery anywhere in Japan.

Hilton Nagoya hotel
Stunning views over central Nagoya.

Hilton Osaka Hotel
Right opposite Osaka Station.

JapaneseStreets
Japanese street fashion

KLM Japan
Book KLM tickets online.

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• Books • Yokohama City Central Library opens foreign language section

A section dedicated to foreign language books has been set up on the 3rd floor of the Yokohama City Central Library, expanding the library’s support for foreign language speaking citizens.

The new section holds 10,000 books, 142 magazines and 28 newspapers. The selection includes 7,670 books that are either published abroad or translations of Japanese books. There are also 1,569 publications with local information and information to support the daily life of foreign residents. Of these, 800 books are Japanese language-learning materials. 1,181 items come from Shanghai, concerning the sister-city relationship.

The newspaper section holds papers in English, Malay, Tagalog, Thai, and Indonesian.

Together with Naka Library, which holds 8,200 foreign language books, Yokohama City Central Library is now a base for support for foreign language speaking citizens.

Collections by language are as follows: 1,686 Chinese, 520 Korean, 5,750 English, 290 German, 309 French, 69 Spanish, 36 Italian, 37 Russian, 118 other languages and 1,605 parallel translations.

Inquiries: Technical Services Division, Yokohama City Central Library. Phone: 045-262-7343

23 March 2007 - Kjeld Duits

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