(17 February 2019) The Japanese government is set to start creating “Japan Search,” a portal site that will enable crossover searches for information about materials possessed by libraries, museums and other institutions nationwide. Ten institutions, including the National Diet Library and the National Archives of Japan, will provide pertinent data, and such information will soon be made available to the public on a trial basis. The number of pieces of data is expected to reach more than 10 million when the system is launched. The government will seek to operate the site on a full-scale basis in 2020.
The Yomiuri Shimbun has the full story here.