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Japan Studies: Japanese database A-Z: Japanese Databases A-Z

List of Japanese databases by alphabetical name from A to Z

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Japanese Databases: A

Japanese Databases: B

Japanese Databases: C

  • cinii books CiNii Books (Japanese version / English version)  Japanese & some European university Libraries union catalog
  • cinii articles logo  CiNii  Articles 論文情報ナビゲータ (Japanese version / English version) Japanese scholarly journal index. Abstracts are available. Includes NDL Zasshi Kiji Sakuin search. Many full text articles from Daigaku Kiyo (大学紀要)are available in pdf. Can search holding institutions. Can save your bibliographic information in three different formats.  See also the Getting the Most of CiNii Articles Database

Japanese Databases: D


Japanese Databases: E

  • estat  an official portal site for Japan's statistics.
  •読書.jp (beta version) Allows you to search over 1 milion Japanese books both in print and digital. Provided by the National Institute of Informatics (NII).

  • Kodansha Encyclopedia of Japan via the JapanKnowledge Lib  UHM Only Direct link to the EOJ

Japanese Databases: F

Japanese Databases: G


Japanese Databases: H

Japanese Databases: I

Japanese Databases: J


Japanese Databases: K

Japanese Databases: M

Japanese Databases: N

Japanese Databases: O


Japanese Databases: P

Japanese Databases: R

Japanese Databases: S

Japanese Databases: T


Japanese Databases: U

Japanese Databases: W

  • Wa-Kan Sansai Zue 和漢三才図会
    Wa-kan Sansai Zue (illustrated Sino-Japanese encyclopedia) describes and illustrates various activities of daily life, such as carpentry and fishing, as well as plants and animals, and constellations.
    • Digitized version vol.1vol.2, and vol.3 via NDL Kindai Digital Library. Published in 1888
    • Modern Japanese language translation version access through Japan Knowledge Lib UHM Only
      Toyo Bunko (東洋文庫) 
  • Waseda University Rare & Early Prints Catalog/早稲田大学古典籍総合データベース Including Tale of Genji, Mordern Literature, Edo Literature, historical images, and more.
  • Web Archiving Project (WARP) by NDL. Searches web sites archived by NDL.
  • Webcat Plus  Catalogs of Japanese university libraries + publishers
  • Web-Oya Bunko database 大宅壮一文庫雑誌記事索引検索ウェブ版  UHM Only  A citation index for the Oya Soichi Bunko popular magazine collections. It covers from Meiji period to the present. Currently the database contains over 4.5 million magazine articles, many of which are not indexed by other Japanese databases. 明治~現在まで
  • WWII propaganda/information bills & flyers distributed by the US Military digitized by the University of Zurich

Japanese Databases: Y

Japanese Databases: Z