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English Resource for Japanese Studies and Humanities in Japan: Introduction

This resource guide is a collection of links to useful English websites and resources pertaining to Japanese studies and humanities in Japan. It includes scholarly societies of Japan, GLAM and other institutions that house materials pertaining to Japan, overseas Japanese research institutions, and humanities databases. It also offers a brief description for each link to show its covering area, materials, and periods. Entries are made according to each database, not each institution.


The Japan Library Association is a centre for Japanese libraries and librarians, which consists of local governmental, academic, school, and special libraries. It offers a brief directory of member libraries and statistics of libraries (up-to-date and comprehensive versions are provided in Japanese).