Japan

Japanese Section of IBBY

Japanese Board on Books for Young People (JBBY)

1-32 Kandajimbocho

Chiyoda-ku

Tokyo 101-0051

Tel. [int. +81] 3 6273 7703

Fax [int. +81] 3 6273 7708

E-mail: infojbby.LÖSCHEN.org

www.jbby.org

 

President

Ms Yumiko Sakuma

E-mail: sakumajbby.LÖSCHEN.org

(address of the section)

 

Secretary

Ms Naoko Torizuka

E-mail: ntorizukajbby.LÖSCHEN.org

(address of the section)

 

Bookbird Correspondent

Ms Aki Maezawa

Email: elmersdragon418gmail.LÖSCHEN.com

(address of the section

 

 

In the catalog, Japanese Children's Books 2020, we provide information about recent Japanese books recommended by a JBBY book selection and review team in several categories: picture books, chapter books and novels, and nonfiction. In addition, we introduce Japanese winners of and nominees for the Hans Christian Andersen Award; books selected for the IBBY Honour List from Japan; and recent translations into Japanese recommended by JBBY.

The Japanese Board on Books for Young People (JBBY) was founded in 1974 as the Japanese Section of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY). JBBY is dedicated to enhancing international understanding, and to providing information on children’s books to people around the world. We promote IBBY’s mission in a broad range of ways. Our international network allows us to take advantage of the prolific information generated by IBBY and to encourage mutual understanding. Our mission is to create a peaceful future for children worldwide through books. 

JBBY hosts international book exhibitions in Japan that provide information about global titles to Japanese readers. In addition, we provide information on Japanese children’s books to people around the world. We nominate titles for international recognition, as a means to deepen global understanding towards Japan.