At IAAMES, we have built up a collection of materials totaling over 25,000 items, consisting of books, periodicals, microfilms and audio-visuals concerning Asia, the Middle East and Africa. In addition to materials in Japanese and European languages, we also have a wealth of materials published in various languages of Southeast Asia, South Asia and the Middle East. The collection is closely tied to the research activities of the Institute, as well as the educational activities at the Asian Cultures Minor in the Faculty of Foreign Studies and the Graduate Program in Area Studies at the Graduate School of Global Studies.