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Subject page for Japanese studies

Find books, articles, journals etc.

Selected resources

Access library resources when you are not on campus.

Databases (Japanese, Asian)

  • AsiaPortal E-Resources - several databases on Asia (NIAS)
  •  CiNii - articles, books and dessertertons database on Japanese language, partly full text.From 1st April 2022 this will be included in CiNii Research.
  • CiNii Research - cross search several types of academic materials
  • IRDB - Japanese Institutional Repositories Online (JSTOR til 3.31.2019) 
  • J-Stage - Japane Science and Technology Information Aggregator
  • JapanKnowledge - Reference work on Japanese. Access to Gunsho ruiju (群書類従) from here.(NIAS)
  • Bibliography of Asian Studies(BAS)


Databases for Japanese resources

Interdisciplinary databases

Japanese e-books portal KinoDen (NIAS)

Book search

Oria - The library's main catalogue. (containing books, articles and other resources)

Where can I find books on Japanese study in the Library?

Journal on Japan

Selected journals

  • In western Languages: Printed Journals on the 1st floor. Book Shelfs 495 (East Asia) and 950 (Asia). Many journals articles are available via Library catalogue.
  • In Japanese Language: There are printed journals on the 4th floor (Mesaninen).

Reference works

Suggest a purchase

You are welcome to suggest additions to our collection (books, journals etc).

Dewey nummbers

Selected Dewey no. for Japanese studies with links to Library catalogue.

Japanese transcriptions

Library courses


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