Domestic and International Affairs

Japanese Law Translation

URL:http://www.japaneselawtranslation.go.jp/?re=02

Japanese Law Translation aims to provide tentative translations of Japanese legal systems as well as laws and regulations operated by the Ministry of Justice, Japan. The site covers laws and regulations that are particularly important. A legal dictionary is also provided for reference.

Japan Center for Asian Historical Records, National Archives of Japan

URL:http://www.jacar.go.jp/english/index.html

Japan Centre for Asian Historical Records, National Archives of Japan digitises and exhibits governmental materials concerning Japan's relationship with other Asian nations from the early Meiji period to the end of WWII. The National Archives of Japan, the Diplomatic Archives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, and the National Institute for Defense Studies of the Ministry of Defense provide the materials. By default, images are provided in DjVu format: they can be switched to JPEG by clicking a button at the top right of the screen.

Winet

URL:http://winet.nwec.jp/?page_id=15

Winet is a portal intended to promote gender equality; it is operated by the National Women's Education Center. This portal offers information concerning gender equality, such as a list of services for women, a bibliographic database, statistics, a who's who list, and a list of web resources.

Gender Statistics Database

URL:http://winet.nwec.jp/toukei/

The Gender Statistics Database is provided through Winet; it offers figures regarding the similarities and differences between men and women. For example, it covers education, housework and labour, health, and opinion polls.

NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute

URL:http://www.nhk.or.jp/bunken/english/

NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, a research institute of the National Broadcasting Channel, surveys public opinion on a monthly basis. The survey results are only available through their Japanese website; a summary of the polls are provided in English. It also conducts an annual poll regarding the Japanese language.

JICA Research Institute

URL:http://jica-ri.jica.go.jp/

JICA Research Institute, a research section of the Japan International Cooperation Agency, focuses on supporting developing countries. The institute provides its publications as well as some data sets. A multimedia page releases podcast programmes about the world economy, ODA, and future strategies.