A growing awareness of the untapped, often neglected riches to be found in Japanese universities is giving rise to a new impetus on behalf of university museums. Tatsufumi Kinoshita is a researcher at the Institute of Exhibition Art and Technology Co. Ltd, and was assistant curator at Minato City Local History Museum, Tokyo, from 1988 to 1990. Ryo Yasui is an independent museum media co-ordinator in Tokyo and currently a lecturer of museum studies at Obirin University, Tokyo. Tatsufumi Kinoshita and Ryo Yasui were editor and associate editor, respectively, of the Directory of Museums, Vol. 1: University Museums; Vol. 2: Children’s Museums (Tokyo, Total Media Development Institute Co. Ltd, 1997/98).