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Japan Studies Collection: History

The guide provides resources to assist your research on Japan.


  • Kokushi Daiiiten/国史大辞典
    Printed version and online version via JapanKnowlegde (UHM Only)are available
    One of the largest encyclopedias of Japanese history.  It encompasses every aspect of Japan's history and includes entries in related fields such as archaeology, folklore, religion, art, Japanese language, Japanese literature and geography.

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  • Nihon Rekishi Chimei Taikei/日本歴史地名大系 via Japan Knowledge (UHM Only)
    Encyclopedia of Japanese Historical Place Names. Categorizing 20,000 entries which encompass all of the prefectures of Japan plus Kyoto City, edited to reflect recent changes such as municipal mergers and changes in place names. It also contains some archeological 500 notes reflecting the latest research.






Government Sources/政府史料

Others Usful Sources