Dictionary of Sources of Classical Japan


The Dictionary of Sources of Classical Japan (Joan Piggott et al. eds., 2006) is now searchable on the Internet. It provides basic terms with regard to Japanese Classical culture in English.

The Hyakugo Archives Web


The Hyakugo Archives Web is an open archive that enables the public to access the Hyakugo Archives Collection, a document archive of a temple spanning from the eighth to the eighteenth century. The archive includes documents pertaining to the daily operations of the temple as well as lawsuits and bequests.

Lantern Slides of the Nippon Rikkokai


Lantern Slides of the Nippon Rikkokai provides images of lanternslides, which capture the lives of Japanese immigrants to Americas between the late nineteenth to the early twentieth century.

Newspaper Clipping Collection, Kobe University Library


The Newspaper Clipping Collection contains clippings from Japanese newspapers between 1911 and 1970. Whilst its main focus is on economics and business issues, there are also clippings related to social, cultural, domestic, and international affairs.

The Nagasaki Shipping List and Advertiser


The Nagasaki Shipping List and Advertiser, founded in 1861, is the first English newspaper in Japan. The archive provides digitised images of the newspaper; a full text search is also available.