Digital Collections of Sources for Japanese Studies
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Aozora Bunko 青空文庫 Michio Tomita (Founder) Out-of-copyright Japanese books in downloadable files.  Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
Barry Rosensteel Japanese Print Collection University of Pittsburgh Library System Images of 126 Japanese woodblock prints, mostly from the 1800s. Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum  
Databases for Japanese Labor Policy Research 労働政策研究支援情報 Japan Institute for Labor Policy and Training Includes statistics and bibliographical databases for Japanese labor policy research. Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
Densho Digital Archive Densho, The Japanese American Legacy Project Provides online access to video interviews, photos, and documents relating to the Japanese American experience, especially the internment during the WWII. Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum  
E-TOPIA Exchange Materials and Textbooks 往来物・教科書 Tokyo Gakugei University Textbooks and exchange materials related to Japanese education history. Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
HUMI Project HUMIプロジェクト Keio University 慶應義塾大学 Digitized rare materials in Japanese and European languages. Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
International Research Institute for Zen Buddhism Database Hanazono University - International Research Institute for Zen Buddhism Provides various sources related to Zen Buddhism. Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
Japan Center for Asian Historical Records アジア歴史資料センター National Archives of Japan Official documents relevant to Japan's relationship with Asia and elsewhere in the 1868-1945 period. Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
Japan e-Government Portal 電子政府の総合窓口 Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (Japan) Portal to the Japanese government websites. Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
Japanese Gender Statistics Database 女性と男性に関する統計データベース National Women’s Education Center (Japan) Provides statistics on all aspects of gender relations in Japan. Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
Japanese Historical Texts Initiative University of California, Berkeley Texts of important Japanese historical documents and their English translations.  Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
Japanese Maps of the Tokugawa Era University of British Columbia Library 285 maps from the UBC collection. Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
Japanese Text Initiative University of Virginia & University of Pittsburgh Provide access to classical Japanese text. Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
Japanese University Bulletins Fulltext 研究紀要全文全国版 Nagoya University List of Japanese university bulletins providing fulltext online.  Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
Japan P.E.N. Club Digital Library 日本ペンクラブ:電子文藝館 Japan P.E.N. Club Works of the members of the Japan P.E.N. Club. Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
JARDA: Japanese American Relocation Digital Archives California Digital Library Thousands of texts and images related to the Japanese American internment during WWII. Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
JGuide: Stanford Guide to Japan Information Resources Stanford University - USATMC Directory of websites in and about Japan, with emphasis on English-language resources. Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
JPOLL - Japanese Public Opinion Database University of Connecticut – Roper Center Comprehensive database of Japanese public opinion data. Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
J-Stage & Journal@rchive Japan Science and Technology Agency Online fulltext of scientific journals published in Japan (mostly in English). J-Stage for current journals, while Journal@rchive for back volumes.  Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
J-TEXTS 日本文学電子図書館 Keiichi Arayama & Shinichi Kikuchi Provides fulltext of literary works.  Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
Kindai Digital Library 近代デジタルライブラリ National Diet Library Provide full images of over 140 thousand Japanese books from the Meiji and Taisho eras. Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
Kobe University Digital Library 神戸大学附属図書館 デジタルアーカイブ Kobe University Library A variety of resource on Japanese economy and business and local history of Kobe. Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
Kurosawa Digital Archive 黒澤デジタルアーカイブ Ryukoku University Large number of documents and images related to Kurosawa.  Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine Library Rare Books 京都府立医科大学附属図書館貴重書全文 Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine Library Provides scanned full images of three medicial books produced from 19th century Japan.  Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
Kyoto University Rare Materials Exhibition 京都大学電子図書館貴重資料画像 Kyoto University Showcase of rare materials in the Kyoto University Library Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
Mainichi PhotoBank  Mainichi Newspapers 毎日新聞社 Allows free search of 450 thousand photos taken from the Meiji era. Downloads/reproduction rights available for a fee). Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
Meiji and Taisho Eras in Photographs National Diet Library About 500 photos on Tokyo taken in the 1890s-1910s period. Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
Nagasaki University Digital Collection 長崎大学電子化コレクション Nagasaki University Online collections of old photos and special collections in Nagasaki University. Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
Nara Women's University Digital Collections 奈良女子大学電子画像集 Nara Women’s University Library Digitized collections in the library and related to Nara.  Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
National Diet Library (Japan) OPAC and Online Resources National Diet Library Provides access to the NDL online catalog and links to the other NDL resources. Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
Nichibunken Databases Nichibunken: International Center for Japanese Studies A variety of resources for Japanese studies. Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
Nihon Gaiko Bunsho (1867-1926) 日本外交文書デジタルアーカイブ Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan Provides full-text of documents on Japanese foreign policy during the Meiji and Taisho eras. Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
Nihon Gaiko Bunsho (1867-1926) 日本外交文書デジタルアーカイブ Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan Provides digitized version of official documents of Japanese foreign policy from the Meiji and Taisho eras. Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
Nukata Bunko Database, Toho University 東邦大学額田文庫デジタルコレクション Toho University Provides fulltext images of 43 Japanese medical texts from 17th to 19th century. Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
Peace Database 平和データベース Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum 広島平和記念資料館 Provides a variety of sources related to atomic bomb and peace. Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
Shinbun Kiji Bunko 新聞記事文庫 Kobe University Newspaper clippings concerning economy and business from the end of Meiji to mid-Showa era.  Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
Taisho Shinshu Daizokyo 大正新脩大蔵経 テキストデータベース University of Tokyo Provides full text search function for the Taisho Tripitaka. Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
UC Berkeley Japanese Historical Maps University of California, Berkeley 1100 maps and books from Berkeley collection. Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
UCSF Japanese Woodblock Print Collection University of California, San Francisco 400 health-themed Japanese woodblock prints.  Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
World and Japan database データベース「世界と日本」 Akihiko Tanaka (University of Tokyo)  Historical documents for studying Japan's international relationship since 20th century. Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
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