EUi (European Info)
By the European Union of EU (formerly EEC or EC), Mita Media Center was designated as a European Document Centre, the forerunner of European Info or EUi, in 1982. EUi holds collections of official documents including gazettes, journals, annual reports, statistics and books issued by the Publications Office of the European Union, as well as the official materials in Japanese, issued by the Public Relations Department (Press and Information Team) of the Delegation of the European Union to Japan. There are approximately 500 EUi around the world and 18 of them have been established at universities in Japan. Under its role of instilling an understanding of the EU throughout the community, EUi materials are widely available to the general public. Visitors are required to present an ID at the Reception Counter for admission. We are sorry, we do not accept high school students or younger.
At Mita Media Center, official EU publications (mainly in English) collected to date are available on the 5th basement floor. The priodicals are arranged in alphabetical order by title, while the books are arranged according to their call numbers. To access EU materials not held by Mita Media Center, you may visit the National Diet Library or other EUi. Today many of the EU publications are available online. We strongly recommend referring to the official website of the EU.
EU Materials Guide
The EU Materials Guide (*in Japanese only) introduces tools that would help when searching EU-related information.
EU-Japan Friendship Week
The EU-Japan Friendship Week first started in 2001 as a programme of events lasting for weeks, focusing on public diplomacy, academic and cultural activities. The aim of the Friendship Week is to give Japanese public an opportunity to learn more about the EU, its relations with Japan and the history and diversity of Europe. The Friendship Week starts aroud May 9 which is known as the Europe Day. For details, please refer to the website of the Delegation of the European Union to Japan.
2023 Event: Panel Exhibition "Trade in EU Countries" *Coming Soon!
Place: The lounge on the 1st floor, Mita Media Center
Period: From Friday, March 17 through Wednesday, May 31
- 2022: "SDGs*EU"
- 2021: Canceled due to COVID-19
- 2020:"The History of Modern Olympic Games and Member States of the EU" (March 19-May 30, 2020)
- 2019: "The Royal Families of the EU" (March 15-May 31, 2019)
- 2018: "Yukichi Fukuzawa travels to Europe: The Ansei Five-Power Treaty and the First Japanese Embassy to Europe" (March 19-May 31, 2018)
- 2017: "EU and Open Access" (June 19-30, 2017)
- 2016: "EU Language Policy--Unity in Diversity" (May 18-June 3, 2016)
- 2015: "EU's Quality Certification System--The Deliciousness of the Real Thing" (May 25-June 3, 2015)
- 2014: "EU's Traffic Situation: Creating Environmentally Friendly Towns" (June 9-28, 2014)
- 2013: "The EU and World Heritage Sites" Exhibition (May 7-25, 2013)
- 2012: "Now I Want to Know--The EU and the Euro" Exhibition (May 7-19, 2012)
- 2011: "The EU and Royal Families" Exhibition (May 6-31, 2011)
- 2010: "Portugal and Japan--On the Commencement of the Lisbon Treaty and the 150th Anniversary of the Treaty of Amity and Commerce between Portugal and Japan" Exhibition (May 7-28, 2010)
- 2009: "10th Anniversary of the Introduction of the Euro--From the Franc, Marc, Lira, and Peseta to the Euro" Exhibition (April 8-May 11, 2009)
- 2008: "Celebrities from EU Member States That Have Visited Keio University" Exhibition (May 8-15, 2008)
- 2007: "Let's Use the EUi (European Info)" Exhibition (May 9-25, 2007) Public lecture "EU at Fifty: Looking Backward and Looking Forward"Lecturer: Mr. Fabrice Vareille, Director of Politics and Economics Department, Delegation of the European Union to Japan (May 25)
- 2006: "German Special--Kennen Sie Deutschland?--Let's Enjoy German Culture" Exhibition (May 9-23, 2006)
German Film Screenings (May 9-12, 16-19, 23-26, 2006)
- 2005: "The Europe visited by Yukichi Fukuzawa and the First Japanese Embassy to Europe" Exhibition (May 9-23, 2005)
- 2004: "Olympics Held at EU Member States" Exhibition (May 8-24, 2004)
- 2003: "EU Expansion: New Member States and Candidate Member States" Exhibition (May 6-17, 2003)
- 2002: "The Euro" Exhibition (May 20-25, 2002)
- 2001: "Event" (May 7-18, 2001)