This section organizes some basic resources on doing academic research on Japan.
Directory of Japanese Studies in the United States and Canada
Compiled by the Japan Foundation, this online directory lists Japanese Studies programs at American and Canadian universities and colleges, libraries and museum collections, as well as individual information about Japan specialists.
UM Resources on Japan
For links to University of Michigan resources on Japan including the Asia Library and the University of Michigan Museum of Art, see the UM Resources on Japan section of this website.
Funding for Research
For links to grants and fellowships for research on Japan related topics, see
- Student Funding section of this website for undergraduate and graduate students
- Links for Teachers and Students page in the Resources of this website for K-14 teachers and students
Research Guides by Subject
The North American Coordinating Committee on Japanese Library Resources (NCC) hosts a web portal on Japan-related research and study guides organized by subject.
Research Access at Japanese Libraries, Museums and Archives
NCC's Online Guide to Research Access in Japan's major Museums, Libraries and Archives (MLAs) with links to their key Websites
Links to Online Archives and Research Materials
Working Words: New Approaches in Japanese Studies contains thirteen essays by scholars of Japan in the humanities on topics such as music/sound, history, Buddhist confession, beauty, otaku, native land, memory, science, and western art. Made available through the University of California, Berkeley Center for Japanese Studies.