Japan Database and Resources

Aozora Bunko

Aozora Bunko provides access to Japanese literary works in the public domain

Yomidas Rekishikan

Yomidas Rekishikan is a digital archive covering the entire history of newspaper publishing in Japan. The Meiji, Taisho & Showa Eras section contains high-quality scans of the articles as they appeared during these periods. The Heisei & Reiwa Eras section provides articles in a convenient text view, as well as a clipping view of the original article. Contemporary Who’s Who allows searching of individuals to retrieve their biological data as well as pertinent articles.

Digital Archive of Japan’s 2011 Disasters

The Japan Disasters Digital Archive (JDA) is an online portal to digital materials documenting the cascading series of natural and human-made disasters that began in Japan on March 11, 2011. Designed and maintained by the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University, the JDA relies on the support of partner organizations around the world to supply digital contents, including websites, tweets, video, audio, news articles, and much more.


JapanKnowledge Library comprises the largest collection of encyclopedia, dictionaries, reference compilations, and periodicals in Japan

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