Overseas collections of Japanese Resources

Directory of Overseas Collections of Old and Rare Japanese Books, Other Print Materials, and Manuscripts

URL:http://base1.nijl.ac.jp/~overseas/

The Directory of Overseas Collections of Old and Rare Japanese Books, Other Print Materials, and Manuscripts covers institutions in North America, Europe, and Oceania that hold these kinds of materials. It provides a description of collections, for example, formation of collection, size, accessibility, and matter of reproduction.

JBAE: Japanese Buddhist Art in European Collections

URL:http://aterui.i.hosei.ac.jp:8080/index.html

Japanese Buddhist Art in European Collections is a catalogue of Japanese Buddhist art in European museums, namely sculptures, paintings, manuscripts, ritual objects, textiles, and ofuda (paper amulets). This catalogue provides information and sometimes photographs of the items.

Japanese Studies Database for Australia and New Zealand

URL:http://janzdb.org/

The Japanese Studies Database for Australia and New Zealand is a directory of experts, institutions, and university departments related to Japanese studies in those two countries. The database provides a detailed profile of each entry.

European Association for Japanese Studies

URL:http://www.eajs.eu/

The European Association for Japanese Studies is an international league of European regional societies and scholars specialising in Japanese studies. The association plays a key role in sharing information and knowledge on this topic. The association's network page lists and links affiliated societies. As of February 2015, some navigation items in the lower network pages are inoperative.

Center for Japanese Studies, University of California, Berkeley

URL:http://ieas.berkeley.edu/cjs/

The Center for Japanese Studies, University of California, Berkeley is a center for teaching and research. The centre brings together faculties from various departments in the humanities and social sciences. The university's CV Starr East Asian Library houses the largest collection on Japanese books outside of Japan. It holds the Mitsui Collection in its core of rare books; its map collection is specially digitised (listed below).

Center for Japanese Legal Studies, Columbia Law School

URL:http://web.law.columbia.edu/japanese-legal-studies

The Center for Japanese Legal Studies, Columbia Law School and the Center for Japanese Economics and Business at Columbia Business School are two centres at Columbia University devoted to Japanese studies in the social sciences. These two centres offer educational and research programmes. The Center for Japanese Legal Studies has a special library dedicated to Japanese law.

Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies, Columbia University

URL: http://www.medievaljapanesestudies.org/

The Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies is a centre which focuses on pre-modern eras of Japan, especially the medieval period, which has largely been neglected. The institute is affiliated with Columbia University, which also has a centre on Japanese culture: Donald Keene Center.

Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

URL:http://www.dijtokyo.org/?lang=en

Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien, or German Institute for Japanese Studies, is a German research institution for Japanese studies in the humanities and social sciences. The institute has a collection on German-Japanese relations, especially on POW camps during WWI (Bando-Sammlung). It also provides online resources, most of which are in German, and a directory of German institutions and societies related to Japan.

Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, University of Oxford

URL:http://www.nissan.ox.ac.uk/

The Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, University of Oxford is a university centre of comprehensive Japanese studies. The institute houses the Bodleian Japanese Library, which owns a comprehensive collection of Japanese history and culture resources. The university also has another, more specialised centre on Japanese studies: The Research Centre for Japanese Language and Linguistics, Faculty of Oriental Studies.

Fondation France-Japon de L'EHESS

URL:http://ffj.ehess.fr/index.html

Fondation France-Japon de L'EHESS, or France-Japan Foundation of the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS), is an organisation, which aims to promote research collaboration between France and Japan. The foundation promotes collaborations and organises joint events. Links to related organisations are also provided ('About us' > 'Links').

Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University

URL:http://rijs.fas.harvard.edu/

Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University is a research institute focusing on Japanese studies. Harvard University has one of the most comprehensive collections of Japanese literature outside Japan; most of the collection is housed in Yenching Library. Yenching Library's Japanese collection ranges from literary works to economic development, from antiquity to the present day.

Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures

URL:http://sainsbury-institute.org/

Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures is an affiliate institution of the University of East Anglia, which offers studies in Japanese arts and cultures-ranging from archaeology to contemporary cultures. Its library has developed its own collection; it has also received donations from British Japanologists.

Institute for Japanese Studies, Seoul National University

URL:http://ijs.snu.ac.kr/en

The Institute for Japanese Studies, Seoul National University is a research institute for humanities and Japanese area studies. Among its databases, the 'List of Japan Studies Research Institutions' catalogues such institutions in Korea and other regions.