Steps studied to improve National Archives of Japan

Anonymous Patron writes News From Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo, where The government has started studying measures to manage and store public documents, so future generations can learn about the country’s history.

As standards concerning which documents should be transferred to the National Archives of Japan in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo, are ambiguous, ministries and agencies may discard documents or postpone their transfer to the archives.

The archives and its annex in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, contain 580,000 sets of public documents that were transferred from ministries and agencies, and 480,000 sets of historical documents.”