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Japanese Studies

Selected information resources on Japanese Studies at University of Michigan.

Japanese Studies librarian

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Keiko Yokota-Carter

412 N. Hatcher 913 S. University Ann Arbor MI48109-1190 USA

Support for research on Japan

Visit Japan

Academic Ethic

Welcome to Japanese Collection at the Asia Library

Quick start searching publications about Japan in Japanese language

Request E-books to Japanese Studies librarian

FIND / GET at U-M & Beyond

Japanese names & biographical information

Dictionaries & Kanji guide


Basic search skill -- Japanese language resource

1.  U-M Library homepage            Advance catalog search

2. Library catalog   ローマ字でさがす  Romanization library rule

大阪 おおさか osaka,   天皇 てんの Tenno,    ビール (beer)  biru  ビル (building) biru  

キッチン (kichen)kitchin    日中 (Japan China)  にっちゅう nitchu

Spacing:  デトロイト空港 detoroito kuko   君の名は    kimi no na wa      となりのトトロ tonari no totoro   日本史 Nihon shi   or  Nihonshi  

PRACTICE  成田空港  世界の中心で愛を叫ぶ    トットちゃん     日朝関係

3.  Japanese romanization

4.  Japanese names    or  -- find how to read names

PRACTICE  真藤順丈    上田岳弘    

5.  日本の新聞 Japanese language newspapers    

6. Japan Knowledge

7. 空文庫 Aozora bunko corpus Literature and essays

8. 日本語のアカデミックな論文 Japanese academic articles CiNii (not much in full-texts)

    National Diet Library Search  (search books and articles bibliographic information)

9. IIL -  Inter Library Loan

    Search WorldCat listed under "Frequently Used Databases" in the U-M Library Homepage.

 ラーメンちゃん、 ラーメン大好き(だいすき)、インスタントラーメン発明王(はつめいおう) ラーメンこうばん、 


 External Resources:

 In the NOTE section, input Accession No: OCLC: 21401868  to specify the book that you want to borrow.

10. Fun tool   For example, collect speeches by Prime Minister Abe and examine which words he most uses. 

   Search in google by 安倍首相スピーチ to find the site for speeches.   You can find the speeches by Emperor 天皇 at the Imperial Household Agency 宮内庁 homepage. 


Japan and the World

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Research institutions / method