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Library Subject Guides

Japanese Studies: Internet Resources

Guide to Japanese Studies

Web Resources for Japanese Studies


University and Research Institutes

Architectural Institute of Japan Library Digital Archives
Contains historic architectural drawing and photographs from Meiji to pre-WW2 Showa.

International Research Center for Japanese Studies
This center offers assistance to scholars and supports academic research on Japan.

Japan Digital Research Center
Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies - Digital Projects at Harvard University.

National Museum of Ethnology


Language, Literature and Archival Resources

Genki Self-Study Room
Offers online materials to support your learning with Genki textbooks.

Japanese Online
Includes introductory language lessons with dialogues, vocabulary, grammar, and culture modules.

Japan Center for Asian Historical Records (JACAR)
JACAR is the National Archives of Japan.

NDL Digital Collection
The National Diet Library of Japan.


Japanese Government & Organisations

Bank of Japan Annual Review

The official web portal of Government of Japan

The Japan Foundation

JET Programme The Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme

JET Programme NZ General Information 

OECD Countries: Japan

Statistics Japan


Online Resources from UC Library  

PressReader provides access to newspapers and magazines from Japan, NZ and around the world in full-color, full-page format on the day they are published.

eTV broadcast television programmes from a range of channels including NHK (not comprehensive). Access conditions 

Kanopy Streaming Video an on-demand streaming video service for educational institutions that works directly with filmmakers and film distribution companies to offer thousands of award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases across diverse subjects and disciplines.

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