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Japan Studies Collection: Website Archives

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Web Archives

Web sites are constantly changing dynamic places. We often find our favorite web sites gone one day, and think the information is lost forever. What can we do?

The following sites archive those "past" sites and information.

  • WARP (Web ARchiving Project) by the National Diet Library (NDL Japan)
    Searches archived web sites by bibliographic titles, editors/compilers, web publishers, original URL, web page titles, and information in body of web page. 書誌情報のタイトル、編者、公開者(出版者)、起点URLと本文情報の本文、ページタイトルが検索できます. Archived web sites are mainly those of the Japanese government, local governments, universities, special event producers, and others which have agreed to participate in the WARP.
  • WaybackMachine created by the Internet Archive, a non-profit organization
    Browse through over 150 billion web pages archived from 1996 to a few months ago. To start surfing the Wayback, type in the web address of a site or page where you would like to start, and press enter. Then select from the archived dates available. The resulting pages point to other archived pages at as close a date as possible. Keyword searching is not currently supported.