General

nihuINT

URL:http://int.nihu.jp/e/

nihuINT is a unified interface to databases and resources of the National Institutes for the Humanities (NIHU), which comprises six national humanities institutes, and some cooperated institutions. This interface enables one to find humanities materials offered by the institutions. It also provides a description of each database in English, even when that database has no interface in English.

NDL Search

URL:http://iss.ndl.go.jp/?locale=en

NDL Search is a search service for National Diet Library (NDL) catalogues, which are connected to public libraries, archives, museums, and academic institutions. Results in Japanese can be translated by machine into English.

JAIRO

URL:http://ju.nii.ac.jp/en/

JAIRO is a database for materials stored in institutional repositories in Japan. Those that can be searched include articles published in departmental memoires and journals, dissertations and theses, and digitised rare books stored by individual institutions. This database is useful to search for materials other than articles: i.e., collections that are not provided through their own interface.

English Wikipedia

URL:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/

English Wikipedia is the world's largest encyclopaedia edited by volunteers; it includes topics related to Japan. It often provides links to specialised databases and guides for the topic in question.