English Resource Guide for Japanese Studies and Humanities in Japan


This resource guide is a collection of links to useful English websites and resources pertaining to Japanese studies and humanities in Japan. It includes scholarly societies of Japan, GLAM and other institutions that house materials pertaining to Japan, overseas Japanese research institutions, and humanities databases. It also offers a brief description for each link to show its covering area, materials, and periods. Entries are made according to each database, not each institution.


Digital Resources

Notes on listing

As a rule, resources are listed according to the following rules: resources dealing with general concern of the category come first, those related to Japan come second, and those with humanities outputs relevant to Japan come third. Resources are generally ordered chronologically and related topics are grouped together.

  • General
  • Research Societies, People, and Databases
  • Overseas collections of Japanese Resources
  • Bibliography and Digital Libraries
  • Literature and Linguistics
  • Arts and Crafts
  • histroy
  • Domestic and International Affairs
  • Maps and Geology
  • Religious Studies
  • Ethnography and Folklore