Research Societies, People, and Databases

Gakkai Meikan

URL:http://gakkai.jst.go.jp/gakkai/control/en_toppage.jsp

Gakkai Meikan, or the scholarly society directory, presents information concerning major Japanese scholarly societies who work in cooperation with the Science Council of Japan. It lists basic information about activities, such as the number of members, frequency of publication, and meetings.

Resesarchmap

URL:http://researchmap.jp/?lang=english

Researchmap is a directory of researchers in Japan. It lists most of the researchers working at universities, national research institutions, and some private institutions. It also accepts registration from graduate students by request. At times, the directory contains duplications and out-dated information.

Japan Consortium for Area Studies

URL:http://www.jcas.jp/en/

The Japan Consortium for Area Studies consists of institutions and organisations that focus on areal studies. Its list of members (navigation links in sidebar: 'About the Japan Consortium for Area Studies (JACS)' > 'Members') can also be used as a collection of links to institutions and organisations.

CiNii

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

CiNii is a bibliographic database service for scholarly literature published in Japan; it mainly contains post-WWII journal articles and bibliographical records from university libraries' catalogues. CiNii is comprised of CiNii Articles and CiNii Books. Depending on the circumstances, CiNii Articles can provide full text articles (sometimes through local repositories).