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Japan Studies: Anth 287: Minorities in Japan

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Some Useful Subject Headings (Control vocabularies) in Quick Search, Article+, Orbis or WorldCat

  • Aliens -- Japan
  • Immigrants -- Japan 
  • Japan -- Emigration and immigration
  • Ainu -- Religions (Rites and ceremonies,  Social life and customs, etc) *
  • Buraku people
  • African Americans—Japan
  • Koreans—Japan  (Or, Chinese, Philippines, Brazilian, Peruvian—Japan, etc)   
  • LGBT--Japan
  • Sexual minorities -- Japan
  • Emigration and immigration law -- Japan.
  • Japan--Ethnic relations 
  • Okinawa-ken (Japan)—Civilization

* If you find more specific subject heading after a large heading.  For example, -- History,  Social conditions, -- Languages, --Attitudes, -- 20th century, etc.

** Also, you can further divide by source type like “interviews”, "periodicals", “statistics” and “Pictorial works" in Subject Headings.

*** Be creative to come up with other keywords such as: discover other subject headings


Guide for citation management (Refworks, Zotero, EndNote and Mendeley):

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Other resrouces in print


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Haruko Nakamura
Sterling Memorial Library
120 High Street, New Haven, CT
Room 213A
Subjects: East Asian Studies