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CiNii (Scholarly and Academic Information Navigator, pronounced like "sigh-knee") is a database for information on academic articles published in academic society journals or university research bulletins, and for articles included in the National Diet Library's Japanese Periodicals Index Database.
This set consists of important collections relating to Japanese literary classics and historical records in a variety of areas such as history, literature & language, religion, customs, art, performing art, education, politics, economics, law and geography, etc. The database provides full-text search function of this very authoritative reference sources.
One of the first Japanese illustrated magazines from Meiji 22 (1889) to Taishō 5 (1916) depicting manners and customs of Meiji Japan. Including prints and photographs, all articles in the magazine are searchable by titles, authors, dates, place names and keywords. The database can also be used for finding pictorial and encyclopedic information about variety of topics.
"This dictionary contains approximately 8000 terms related to traditional Japanese architecture and gardens, painting, sculpture and art-historical iconography from approximately the 1st century A.D. to the end of the Edo period (1868)."
The Japan Times is Japan’s oldest English language newspaper and the country’s only independent English-language newspaper today. The digital archive allows you to search the full text of all issues of The Japan Times published between March 1897 and 2018.
Access to JPOLL is currently FREE of charge to the public (as of Oct. 2008), but REQUIRES INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION. Japanese Data Archive has two components: JPOLL, a question-level database of Japanese public opinion, and the Japanese Data Library, which is made up of thousands of Japanese survey research studies. JPOLL contains more than 10,000 public opinion questions and the respective responses from Japan's major survey research sources.
A Chinese character dictionary complied by Shirakawa Shizuka containing 9,500 Chinese characters. Can search by a character’s reading, radical names, total stroke number, old readings, meaning, authoritative sources, compound words, and parts of characters. Also found in the JapanKnowledge database. (Just click ログイン button at upper left corner of JapanKnowledge.)
Journal@rchive is a site developed by JST (Japan Science and Technology Agency) in order to preserve and provide access to Japanese academic journals. These journals are mostly in scientific fields and include the series beginning with their first issues, including those published in the 19th century.
"Touching on all topics, featured producers in Kanopy's collection include Criterion Collection, PBS, HBO, The Video Project, New Day Films, The Great Courses, California Newsreel, Kino Lorber, Media Education Foundation, First Run Features, BBC, and many more. Films can be watched from anywhere, anytime by all staff and students." Offers numbers of videos on variety of topics in Japan.
Full-text database of Asahi newspapers from 1879 to the present, including local issues (1998 and later ), and Historical Photo Archives between 1931and 1945. The database also includes full-text articles of AERA (1988.5 - present), Shukan Asahi (2004- present) and the newest edition of Chiezo.
Comprehensive database for research on Japanese literature published from the 1920s to the present. It includes citations of any works on Japanese literature in books, journal articles, bulletins and annuals.
This digital database contains more that 58,000 entries. The additional 4,000 entries not in the printed version focus on uncommon nouns and important historical terminology. Can search by keyword, title, author, and articles' bibliographic references. Also in JapanKnowledge.
This combines content previously available in its other databases, such as MagazinePLUS. It indexes journals published in the Meiji, Taishō and early Shōwa periods, as well as minor journals that were published in local prefectures and cities.
This database is one of several major journal index databases available for Japanese journals. It is the only one that provides an index of journal articles published in the Meiji, Taishō, and early Shōwa periods to the present. It also contains important local journals that were published in prefectures and cities that are not in the NDL journal index. Users can search terms in the modern language for words changed historically. In addition, each search clarifies which Japanese university library holds the specific journal and desired article.
Mainichi newspaper articles are stored as follows
Year 1872 to 1986 : Only image data - via PDF
Year 1987 to 1999 : Image data and Text
Year 2000 to Current : Only Text
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1) Visit http://kjsystems.sakura.ne.jp/kotenlibrary/download/toshokan
2) Click the green button [ダウンロードまたはアプリケーションの起動].
3) Install dedicated viewer
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The online version of the Kokusho somokuroku provided by the National Institute of Japanese Literature (Kokubungaku kenkyu shiryokan). The Kokusho kihon detabesu is based on both the Kokusho somokuroku and the Kotenseki sogo mokuroku, and it provides bibliographic information on pre-modern publications.
The information is related to the natural history of the nation. The online version allows for the full-text search and quick cross-referencing of locations whose names have changed over time. An interactive map interface allows users to view certain historical maps from the Meiji Fukkatsu Chizu collection (1884-1887), with a larger selection of historical maps available in PDF format. This database is included in the JapanKnowledge database. Patrons must begin their search of Nihon Rekishi Chimei Taikei, by accessing JapanKnowledge first.
(戦後日本少年少女雑誌データーベース) is a relatively nascent private database that focuses on the compilation of data pertaining to Japanese youth magazines in the postwar period. These magazines are often not preserved in traditional library collections. This database is available in a trial version only. Please click the link for the free edition under the login area.
New version of Yomiuri Shinbun database which lets you search all Yomiuri articles from 1874 to the present and advertisement in the Meiji, Taisho and early Showa. It includes the English Daily Yomiuri from 1989. (The Daily Yomiuri is also in the online journals section).