Mitsutaka Nakamura

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Mitsutaka Nakamura
Job Title
Japanese and Korean Studies Librarian
Phone Number
(314) 935-5155
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Japanese/Korean Studies Librarian


Mitsu joined the staff of the Washington University Libraries in 2019 after working as a bibliographic assistant at Columbia University’s C.V. Starr East Asian Library, where he focused on Japanese acquisitions. Mitsu has also worked in various positions in film and media companies, including NHK in Japan, as a program director and researcher. He holds a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a certificate in film/TV from UCLA. He earned a BA in political science at Waseda University.

Selected projects, activities, and accomplishments

  • Launched virtual Japanese Book Club in response to the ongoing pandemic. Supported by a grant from the Japan Foundation, the book club gives interested students the opportunity to read Japanese literature in the original text.
  • Following up a presentation at Washington University’s Information Exchange with further exploration of International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) to implement on potential digitization projects at East Asian Library.