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Art Platform Japan: Maintained by the Japan Contemporary Art Committee as a part of Bunka-cho Art Platform Japan Project; offers databases of resources and programs, showcasing information about contemporary art in Japan
Asahi Collection Kuchi-e Database 朝日コレクション口絵データベース: A database provided by the Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University for the Asahi Tomoo collection of kuchi-e prints from Japanese books originally published between mid-Meiji through Taisho periods
Cultural Heritage Online = 文化遺産オンライン: Offers brief explanations and images of cultural assets registered by museums and related organizations in Japan under the auspices of the Agency for Cultural Affairs
e-Kokuhō e国宝: Offers images and annotations on national treasures and important cultural properties owned by the national museums in Japan
Fine Prints: Japanese, pre-1915 (Library of Congress): The Prints and Photographs Division houses more than 2,500 Japanese woodblock prints and drawings, dating from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries, by such artists as Hiroshige, Kuniyoshi, Sadahide, and Yoshiiku.
Getty Vocabularies: Offers the Art & Architecture Thesaurus, the Cultural Objects Name Authority, the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names, the Union List of Artist Names, and the Categories for the Description of Works of Art
Japanese Studies:Manga: Provided by Michiko Ito (Kansas University). This page collects Japanese websites on manga: i.e. Japanese comics or graphic novels. Although there are many websites which illegally upload copyrighted manga works, this online guide collects only authentic websites, operated by manga publishers and ebookstores.
Japanese Film Database (JFDB): JFDB is managed by the Japan Foundation and UNIJAPAN and provides information on Japanese films released between 2002 and 2010, including film cast and staff, or film industry related companies
Japan Air Raids.org 日本空襲デジタルアーカイブ: This bilingual historical archive dedicated to the international dissemination of information about the World War II air raids against Japan was created by Cary Karacas and Bret Fisk
Japan Biographical Database: Provided by the project "Network Studies," a research unit of the Institute of Comparative Culture, Sophia University. The database aims to provide access to information on historical Japanese individuals and their personal, political, and social networks, with visualization suite.
Mainichi Photo Bank 毎日フォトバンク: The digital photographic archive provided by Mainishi Shinbunsha offers access to ca. 330,000 images since 1850s
The Meiji at 150 Digital Teaching Resource: A collaborative effort of the University of British Columbia Library, the Museum of Anthropology, the Centre for Japanese Research, the Department of History, and the Department of Asian Studies to promote the study of Japanese history and culture using digital materials from UBC.
The Okinawa Memories Initiative: A public history project managed by UC Santa Cruz, The Humanities Institute, CSU Monterey Bay, CSU East Bay, and the University of Ryukyus that explores the postwar history of Okinawa from a global perspective, with a particular focus on the years of direct American rule (1945-1972). See also An Okinawan-American Dialogue project.
Tōji Hyakugō Monjo Dētābēsu 東寺百合文書データベース: An image database of the collection of Japanese documents originally preserved at Toji and presently at the Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives, consisting of nearly 25,000 documents from the 8th to the 18th centuries (a bulk from the 14th and the 15th centuries)
Visualizing Cultures: Image-Driven Scholarship: Launched at MIT in 2002. "The VC mission is to use new technology and hitherto inaccessible visual materials to reconstruct the past as people of the time visualized the world (or imagined it to be)."
Japanese Text Initiative = 日本語テキストイニシアチブ: Texts of classical and modern literature; collaborative effort of the University of Virginia Library Electronic Text Center and the University of Pittsburgh East Asian Library
*JapanKnowledge (alternative link): In addition to basic Japanese reference sources including encyclopedias and dictionaries (e.g., 日本大百科全書, 日本国語大辞典, 國史大辭典, Encyclopedia of Japan, etc.), JapanKnowledge provides access to 東洋文庫 (平凡社) and 新編日本古典文学全集(小学館) series.
Rekishiteki ongen 歴史的音源 = Historical Recording: National Diet Library offers ca. 50,000 sound recordings of music, lectures, rakugo, nagauta, etc. on 78rpm records and metal discs used to press commercial releases from around 1900 to 1950. These sound recordings were digitized by the Historical Records Archive Promotion Conference (HiRAC)
ATLA Religion Database: An index to the research literature of religion, including Biblical studies, world religions, church history, and religious perspectives on social issues (including Japanese journals) [1949 - present]
Dētabēsu “Sekai to Nihon”データベース「世界と日本」: Databases, full-text of important documents, and links related to international relations; provided by the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, the University of Tokyo
Japanese Company Histories (Shashi) Wiki: This project is an initiative of the Shashi Interest Group consisting of librarians and researchers in North America to collaboratively build and promote use of the library collections of Japanese company histories or shashi.
JETRO Nihon Bōeki Shinkō Kikō 日本貿易振興機構 (ジェトロ): Being a government-related organization that promotes mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world, JETRO offers latest world business-related news in various industries
Kokkai Kanren Jōhō 国会関連情報 : Resources on the Diet of Japan, including 国会会議録検索システム: minutes of the Diet since May 20, 1947, 日本法令索引: indexes to the constitution, laws, government and ministerial ordinances, and bills, etc. provided by the National Diet Library