Contact Information
  • Librarian: Wen-ling Liu
  • Location: Herman B Wells Library E860
  • Phone: (812) 855-9695
Libraries & Subjects
last updated: 12/6/2011

Japanese Studies -- Japanese Resources

Gateways and Portals
It provides scholars, graduate students and professionals a free daily forum to discuss Japanese history, culture, religion, and society, including contemporary political, diplomatic, security, and economic issues.
  National Clearinghouse for U.S.-Japan Studies

The National Clearinghouse for U.S.-Japan Studies specializes in providing educational information about Japan to K-12 students, teachers, specialists, and curriculum developers.

  Portal to Asian Internet Resources (PAIR)

The site offers scholars, students and the interested public more than six thousand selected, cataloged and annotated online resources.


Curriculum Resources
  Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures (EALC)
EALC is Indiana University's primary department for study of East Asian languages, history, literature, culture, and society. 
  East Asia Studies Center (EASC)
EASC assists in the coordination of teaching, research, and outreach activities on East Asia at Indiana University.

Country Resources
   Country Studies: Japan
This resource provides a basic understanding of the Japanese society, religions and values, national institutions, political policy, etc. 
   Japan Fact Sheet
This source provides a basic information of Japanese society, culture, economy, etc. 
   The Japan Times
This site provides Japanese news. 
   The World Factbook: Japan
This page offers general information about Japan as of November 15, 2011.

Dictionaries and Translations
  Chart for katakana and romaji   |  Jim Breen's WWWJDIC Japanese-English Dictionary Server   |
  Online Japanese dictionary

Resources for Language Teaching provides free learning services to people who wish to study the Japanese language. 

Folklore and Culture
Culture of Japan
This site provides an overview of various elements of Japanese Culture
Kids Web Japan

  Alphabetical List of Classical Japanese Works Translations - Studies - Electronic Texts
This is an extensive list of classical Japanese texts and translations compiled by Michael Watson at Meiji Gakuin. 
  The Japanese Literature Home Page
A site rich in information, the Japanese Literature Homepage features outline discussions of Japanese literature in the classical and modern periods, detailed timelines, index of Japanese authors, and lists of on-line resources.
  Japanese Text Initiative (University of Virginia Library)
A collaborative effort of University of Virginia Library and University of Pittsburgh East Asian Library, this site contains texts of classical Japanese literature.

Women and Society
  Women in Japanese Society
This site provides links, articles, and statistics produced by several organizations which deal with issues pertinent to contemporary Japanese women.

Politics and History
  Japanese History: overview (
This page presents general facts of Japanese history. 
  Japanese Politics 

  Political Parties in Japan

  Explore Japan
Maintained by the Japan National Tourist Organization, this site provides a broad range of tourism related information including area maps. 
  Lonely Planet
This page contains interactive maps of Japan and general information about Japan for travelers.
last updated: 12/6/2011