Digital Resources for Japanese Studies

2. Portals and Subject Gateways

The following sites and resources provide a broad range of information about online and print resources on Japan and Japanese studies.

JGuide: Stanford Guide to Japan Information Resources
Created by the US-Asia Technology Management Center at Stanford University, JGuide is the WWW Virtual Library for Japan. It provides links to a wide range of sites on a variety of topics, with brief descriptions of content. English, Japanese, and bilingual pages are clearly indicated.

Duke University Library East Asian Collection Japanese Studies Resources
Online guide to print and online resources for Japanese Studies, including reference tools (dictionaries, encyclopedias, directories, etc.), subject-specific resources, scholarly associations and collections, and websites. Information about Duke-specific holdings is also provided.

Academic Society HomeVillage 国立情報学研究所 学協会リスト
Comprehensive entry to Japan’s academic societies; maintained by the National Institute of Informatics. Societies may be searched by name or keyword. Specific assocation sites may also provide links to other organizations or resources of interest, as well as contact information, affiliation, and other practical facts about the association.

Humanities Websites in Japan国内人文系研究機関 
Created and maintained by Hitoshi Goto 後藤 斉of the Department of Linguistics at Tohoku University 東北大学. Frequently updated lists of links to sites in Japan and around the world. Especially strong on linguistics and language teaching. English and Esperanto versions are available, but the Japanese page is the most extensive and provides more annotation.

PAIR - Portal to Asian Internet Resources
Links to and descriptions of a wide range of resources in the humanities and social sciences dealing with Asia. The portal is maintained by the libraries of the University of Wisconsin, the University of Minnesota, and the Ohio State University. To limit searching to a particular area, click on the map or choose the Atlas Search - text version to select the relevant place.

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Page Last Reviewed: October 21, 2010