European Info

About European info Center(EUi)

EU has established 500 European Info (EUi) and 100 Depositary Library (DEP) for deeper understanding EU. There are EUi in 18 universities in Japan and DEP in National Diet Library.

Official documents are available in EUi and DEP including gazettes, journals, annual reports, monthly reports and statistics issued by Publications Office of the European Union. You can browse most of official documents in ‘EUROPA,’ the official EU website.

Hitotubashi University was designated as the 17th EUi in Japan in 1991. We collect and open the EU related documents.

Services for EUi

The locationPeriodical Annex 2nd Floor
Opening hoursthe same as Hitotsubashi University Library
*Library Opening Hours
*Periodical Annex closes 30 minutes earlier than the Main Building.
UsersAvailable to anyone
*For visitors, please apply for use at the counter.
Checking outUniversity members: available
Visitors: not available
Copy serviceCoin operated copy machine in the library is available.
Micro form is not available later than 17:00 on weekdays or weekends and national holidays.
To request copy by post, contact Reference Service Section via the library of the organization you are a member of or public libraries

Area of Documents

We have EU documents issued after 1991 including general magazines such as gazettes or PR magazines, documents about law, economics, labor, society, environment and foreign relations.

Used Language

Main Publication by EU uses all spoken languages in EU. Hitotsubashi University Library mainly receives English version but some of them uses French.

Classification and Catalog

All EU documents in the University Library are allotted call number which begins with ‘EDC.’ For magazines, it also has ‘z,’ for micro form, ‘MFS.’ Generally they are located in order of the date received. Although they are not categorized considering the contents, you can search the contents via HERMES-Catalog or CiNii Books.


Some of EU documents were published in micro form. Our university have some basic documents (such as EU conference minute, COMdocuments, social and economic partners conference minutes) in micro form, mainly issued in 1990s.

The Distribution of Brochures

Brochures issued by EU are handed out for free in the Library.

Events for EU-Japan Friendship Week

‘EU-Japan Friendship Week’ is held in order to give people in Japan an opportunity to know EU better through several events including exhibitions, seminars, and movie festivals. It begins with ‘Europe Day’ at May 9th, and various events are held not only in Tokyo but also all over the country until July.

Our university has ‘EU-Japan Friendship Week exhibition’ every year with the partnership of Delegation of the European Union to Japan.


Hitotsubashi University European Info
Location: zip code 186-8602 Naka 2-1, Kunitachi, Tokyo
Hitotubashi University Library
TEL: Help Desk 042-580-8239, Circulation Section 042-580-8237
FAX: 042-580-8251
Inquiry Form (Ask a librarian)