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This guide is intended to assist researchers looking for information about Japanese studies. It also provides links to resources and information outside of our collections.

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Faces of Japan

a sculpture representing a pumpkin, modern art in Naoshima.



high-school baseball players are standing line


Nishinomiya (Kobe)

discharge water from a dam

Hōnen'ike Dam

Kagawa prefecture

Young people performing eisa,  an Okinawan traditional dance



beautiful landscape of Mount Iwate

Mt. Iwate

Iwate prefecture

a traditional arcade in Kanagawa, Japan


Kanagawa prefecture


bullet train, about to pass a station


Shinkansen bullet train


Ramen, Japanese noodle


Chinese-style noodles

thinly sliced pork, dipped in the hot water, Shabu shabu

Shabu Shabu

Hot-pot dish

raccoon dogs potteries in Shiga

Shigaraki Tanuki

Shiga prefecture

UNC subscribed materials


Online web archive JapanKnowledge logo

Online web archive that boasts the largest corpus of encyclopedia, dictionaries, reference compilations, and periodical resources (approximately 50 different sources) in Japan.


search site logo

The site provides access to full-text search of major Japanese newspapers from the past 30 years, including profiles of 1.2 million public and private



Bilingual magazine of Japanese language and culture logo

Monthly bilingual magazine of Japanese language and culture.

East Asian Librarian

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