The University of Calgary Library has been fortunate to receive hundreds of volumes of donated research material from The Japan Foundation. Their generous support has ensured that students, faculty members, and researchers have access to a wide range of texts that provide insight into the cultural, political, and social history of Japan. The Japanese Studies digital collection contains a comprehensive bibliography of the above mentioned items, as well as supplementary research materials such as suggested online resources and a photograph archive.
In addition, the collection pays tribute to the work of Japanese calligraphy artist Shiko Kataoka, whose work was on display at the University of Calgary during The Modern Meets the Past: Shiko Kataoka, A Contemporary Japanese Calligraphy Exhibition. The public display of Ms. Kataoka's work has served to enrich the learning experience of students and researchers, and provides a beautiful introduction to the art of Japanese calligraphy.