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Managing Director; General Affairs Department Head
SUGIURA Yasuyuki

Sugiura Yasuyuki was born in 1953. He is a graduate of the Economics Faculty of the University of Tokyo and of the graduate school of Kokusai Daigaku. In 2012 he became the President of the Mitsubishi Corporation (US), and from 2013-2016 served as Managing Executive and President of rhe Mitsubishi Corporation (US), and since 2016 has been an advisor to the Mitsubishi Corporation. He spent many years in the United States, and during those years served as President of the New York Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and was a member of the international advisory committee to the Harvard Asia Center. He has been a member of the advisory committee to the The U.S.-Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Interchange (CULCON) which offers advice to both the Japanese and US governments. He has been the managing director of Toyo Bunko since 2017.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Toyo Bunko since its establishment in 1924, and we are about to embark on the next 100 years. Would you like to work with us to pass on to the next generation valuable materials not only for Japan but for the world, and indeed, for mankind?

Toyo Bunko has three major functions: as a research institute (academic research), as a library (collection, preservation, and publication of books and other materials), and as a museum (planning and production of exhibitions and public outreach activities).

Although each is an independent department with its own expertise, we place importance on sharing information and creating synergy throughout Toyo Bunko. Even though we are not a large organization, it is no exaggeration to say that the value of the materials in our collection is astronomical. “Good things come in small packages”—we aim to be such an organization. The name “Toyo Bunko (the oriental library)” may give the impression of being a bit high-minded, but this is not the case.

In line with the recent trend of reforming the way people work in Japan, we aspire to be a comfortable place to work. We are, of course, harassment-free. We are looking forward to working with motivated people who are willing not only to perform the tasks in front of them, but also to use their imagination and take on new challenges.

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