National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka Japan
Japanese ethnological (anthropological) research institute. It collect and preserve ethnographic materials and also made them open to public through some exhibitions.
Chinese and Japanese Art History News
Contains information about art related conferences, grants, jobs, graduate schools and art links.
A non-profit organization which uses performing arts projects, symposia, and computer networking to facilitate the internationalization process in Japan.
Japanese Culture Links
Links to sites on "General, Contemporary, and Traditional" Japanese culture.
Key Aspects of Japan (Nihon bunka k/iw/ado jiten)
This web site is for people who are interested in Japan and Japanese culture. It has 21 categories and many sub categories for each. It is based on the book, Nihon bunka wo eigo de sh/okai suru jiten (ISBN: 4816315667)
Kinejun all movie database (in Japanese)
The most comprehensive movie database in Japan. 37,000 of movies are searchable by titles, directors, actors, and other related key words.
The Virtual Museum of Japanese Arts
It introduces comprehensive Japanese traditional culture with enormous kinds of pictures.
JEF (Japan Economic Federation) - Kokusai Keizai Koryu Zaidan
Information about the federation as well as news from MITI, APEC information, the Journal of Japanese Trade & Industry and more.
JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) - Nihon Boeki Shinkokai
Contains extensive information on trading and doing business with Japanese companies. JETRO is a non-profit, Japanese government related organization dedicated to promoting trade and economic relations with Japan.
Keidanren (Keizai Dantai Rengokai) - Japan Federation of Economic Organizations
"A private non-profit organization representing virtually all branches of economic activities in Japan." Contains the organizations statements, activities, news, and papers.
Keizai Doyu-kai - Japan Association of Corporate Executives
A non-partisan forum of Japanese executives suggesting policy proposals. The site contains the forum's news and activities.
Nikkei Net Interactive
A site that provides directory and financial information about Japanese companies. It also provides links to Asian newspapers and magazines in English.?
Standard Trade Index of Japan (Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry)
Contains a directory of Japanese firms that is accessible by firm name, brand name of a product, an index of commodities, and an index of services.
The European Institute of Japanese Studies (EIJS)
A research center "on the economic and business affairs of Japan and East Asia with particular emphasis on issues that impact Europe."
Japanese History: Overview
Provides basic information about Japenese history from ancient to mordern times.
Bibliography of Japanese? History up to 1912
Bibliography of Japanese history up to the end of the Meiji period.
Cabinet Legislation Bureau
Cabinet Legislation Bureau examines legislative bills, draft Cabinet orders and draft treaties that are to be brought before the Cabinet. It also undertakes the interpretation of laws.
Japanese Law and Regulation (J Guide)
A collection of links on Japanese law, its legal system and intellectual property rights. Includes links to news groups.
Roderick Seeman's Japan Law
Translated statutes and regulations and law related news articles.
Visa Information (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan)
Information about the visa system in Japan, including exemptions, types and categories, fees, extensions, procedures, and a list of Japanese diplomatic establishments.
Japan Text Initiative
An organization that is putting texts of classical Japanese literature online. English translations are provided where possible.
The Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture
A brief overview of the center and its activities.
Japan Fact Sheet
It describes basic information about Japanese literature from early to modern times.
National Institute of? Japanese Literature
An institution that investigates, collects, organizes, and preserves Japanese archives? (mainly in early modern or modern times).
Government Publications (Zenkanpo)
Hakusho=White Papers (Prime Minister's Office)
Kampo (Prime Minister's Office)
National Diet: House of Councilors (Sangiin)
Contains information on the Diet, the organizations and laws of the House of Councilors, information on visiting , and links to related sites.
National Diet: House of Representatives (Shugiin)
Provides a guide to the House, a listing of officers, a chart showing the strength of each party in the House, a list of members, and links to related sites.
The Official Residence of the Prime Minister
Contains a listing of the Prime Minister's speeches, press conferences, activities, etc.? Also included on this site are the 1996 diplomatic "blue book", several "white papers", statistics from various agencies, and links to several newspapers.
Buddhist Studies: WWW Virtual Library
Complies a huge listing of information on the internet on various aspects of Buddhism, including Buddhist texts translations, journals and newsletters, databases, art, ftp sites, and tibetan studies.
Church & Theory
Comprehensive resources about Japanese christianity.
Digital Dictionary of Buddhism, by Charles Muller
Definitions are in English, but terms are in Japanese, Chinese or Korean. Requires Japanese language software to use.
The Japan Society for Cult Prevention and Recorvery
Bibliography of Japanese Sociology Database
A database of bibliographic information of sociological literature either written by Japanese researchers or published in Japan.
The Ohara Institute for Social Research, Hosei University
One of the oldest research institutes in the fields of social science in Japan.? Provides 300,000 literatures about social and labor issues.
Social Opinion Research Database
Survey results conducted by the Japan Sociological Society.
Statistics/Public Opinion polls
Statistics Bureau & Statistics Center (Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications of Japan)
The statistics bureau coordinates the statistical activities of Japan's government bodies.? This site provides an extensive amount of statistics in a variety of fields including economic, demographic, income, labor, prices, etc.
Statistics (Japan Information Network)
Various information on japan. In principle, "STATISTICS" updates all statistical data the same month, or the month after, it is updated to deliver one of the most up-to-date statistical data in English ahead of all other sources.
Statistical Information (The Official Residence of the Prime Minister)
A free daily forum to discuss Japanese history, culture, religion, and society, including contemporary political, diplomatic, security, and economic issues.
Japan: A Country Study (Library of Congress)
Contains the full text of the 1994 publication by the LoC. Provides a general overview of Japan including: history, education, economy, government, etc.
Japan Information Network
A very comprehensive site containing statistics, directories, bulletin boards, electronic journals and other links.
J-Guide - Indices and Guides
Links to comprehensive online information resources in and about Japan.
IDE APEC Study Center
Information about the APEC Study Centers located at ten universities and two research institutions in Japan.
J.O.Y. --- Japanese Open Yellowpage
A directory of Japanese Internet pages. J.O.Y. listings are made through submission and mostly consist of personal pages or small businesses.
Page maintained by the Japan Information Center.