History of ICBA

Dan Dan Bunko, the first voluntary English International Children’s Bunko, (mini-library) opened in 1977 in Tokyo for Japanese young bilingual children returning from a stay in English speaking countries with their family. The idea of International language Bunko was soon copied in French and German. This led in 1979 to the formation of International Children’s Bunko Association HQ in Tokyo. Today ICBA organises ICBunko world-wide.