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Japan Studies Collection: Geography

The guide provides resources to assist your research on Japan.

Maps and Atlases

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Online Database Through UHM Library
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  • Nihon Rekishi Chimei Taikei/日本歴史地名大系 via Nihon Rekishi chimei Taikei from JK Select
    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.


Other Useful Websites

  • Chimei Hensen Joho/市町村地名変遷情報
    Provides information on changes of geographic names from 1889 to present.