The National Diet Library offers online galleries of digitized material with detailed English descriptions. The digitized content can be browsed on an English interface; however, the bibliographic information is available only in Japanese and must be searched using Japanese characters as well.
The 2017-2018 Academic Year sees the 150th anniversary of Japan’s 1868 Meiji Restoration, an epochal political revolution that sparked Japan’s remarkable modernization, dramatic cultural transformation, and rapid emergence onto the global stage.
National Institute of Japanese Literature
Japanese literature collection originally published by Iwanami Shoten in 102 volumes from 1957-1968. Consists of major works from ancient time to early 20th century, full-text and searchable by keyword. Search can be for the complete collection or limited to individual volumes. (OPEN ACCESS VIA INSTITUTION ONLY)
The Japanese Historical Text Initiative (JHTI) is an electronic research database hosted by the Center for Japanese Studies, University of California, Berkeley that is designed to aid research in Japanese history and literature in two ways:
• You can search through a vast amount of source material in the Japanese original and the English translation
• You can browse the Japanese original and/or the English translation of any word or string of words, or any character or string of characters, being studied
A complete catalog of all of the world's known living languages. Researchers can browse by region or country or search for a language, and find out where it is spoken, the number of speakers, the language's classification and related languages, and the current status of the language on a scale that indicates to what extent the language is thriving, developing, endangered or dying.
Mary A. Ainsworth first traveled to Japan in 1905. Over the next 25 years, she steadily acquired a collection of Japanese prints and books of impressive breadth and depth. Ainsworth bequeathed her collection to Oberlin College in 1950.
Digital Archives of Cultural Heritage – by National Institute of Informatics, Japan
The site includes Digital archive of Toyo Bunko Rare books, Silk Road Maps, Stein Place name Database, Old Beijing Maps, Database of Ruins in Silk Road