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Japanese Studies

Selected information resources on Japanese Studies at University of Michigan.

Resources by Topic

Text mining in Japanese - Introductions and Exercises



NDL Ngram Viewer -- text mining of Japanese texts provided by the National Diet Library, Japan - the digitized books whose copyright expired.

Japanese Text Mining workshop at Emory University (May 30-June 2, 2017)  - Useful to learn the basic tools and how they work.

IIIF (International Image Interoperability Framework) in Japanese language materials - "digitalnagasaki"  Blog by Dr. Kiyonori Nagasaki.

Awesome International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) - English

East Asia Digital Humanities Portal

東アジアDHポータル Kansai University Asia Open Resarch Center

Web application

Web archiving

Sample Data Sources

This is only a brief sampling of sources for data sets and texts offered in more or less "ready to use" form. For links to many more, try:


If you are working with maps and data to be overlaid on maps, start at the Clark Library! They provide maps and data, as well as software and consultations and classes to help you learn to put it all together.

Sample Data Sources

The Clark Map library has compiled many data sources on their LibGuide GIS, Map and Statistics: Japan.


Date sets


The Basics

What is digital humanities?

Digital humanities is still a new field, and there are many different ways to define and approach the term. Basically, it refers to using digital, data-analysis style tools to do research on humanities topics.

Introductory reading:

General Skills

Technical skills and concepts likely to come up in any digital humanities work.

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Absolute beginner?

If you are new to academic research and writing in general, here are some places to start:

Technical HELP at the U-M Library

Feel free to contact or specialists to make an appointment to consult about your research by using digital tools.  We are happy to teach you Digital Humanities tools to fit to your research needs.

Text analysis - Alix Keener  Digital Scholarship Librarian

GIS (Geographic Information Systems) -  Justin Matthew Joque Visualization Librarian

Design Lab - Justin Schell  Learning Design Specialist,  Eleanor Schmitt - Media Production 

Design Lab  -- Request a Design Lab Consultation

ScholarSpace  2nd floor Hatcher North - you can get technical help to use basic tools, such as scanning, ORC, etc.

Digital Media Commons on North Campus



This LibGuide owes a great deal to some other wonderful guides:


Digital audio