Gateways and Portals


It provides scholars, graduate students and professionals a free daily forum to discuss Japanese history, culture, religion, and society, including contemporary political, diplomatic, security, and economic issues.

  National Clearinghouse for U.S.-Japan Studies

The National Clearinghouse for U.S.-Japan Studies specializes in providing educational information about Japan to K-12 students, teachers, specialists, and curriculum developers.

  Portal to Asian Internet Resources (PAIR)

The site offers scholars, students and the interested public more than six thousand selected, cataloged and annotated online resources.


Curriculum Resources

  Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures (EALC)

EALC is Indiana University's primary department for study of East Asian languages, history, literature, culture, and society. 

  East Asia Studies Center (EASC)

EASC assists in the coordination of teaching, research, and outreach activities on East Asia at Indiana University.

Country Resources

   Country Studies: Japan

This resource provides a basic understanding of the Japanese society, religions and values, national institutions, political policy, etc. 

   Japan Fact Sheet

This source provides a basic information of Japanese society, culture, economy, etc. 

   The Japan Times

This site provides Japanese news. 

   The World Factbook: Japan

This page offers general information about Japan as of November 15, 2011.

Dictionaries and Translations

  Chart for katakana and romaji   |  Jim Breen's WWWJDIC Japanese-English Dictionary Server   |
  Online Japanese dictionary

Resources for Language Teaching provides free learning services to people who wish to study the Japanese language. 

Folklore and Culture

Culture of Japan

This site provides an overview of various elements of Japanese Culture

Kids Web Japan


  Alphabetical List of Classical Japanese Works Translations - Studies - Electronic Texts

This is an extensive list of classical Japanese texts and translations compiled by Michael Watson at Meiji Gakuin. 

  The Japanese Literature Home Page

A site rich in information, the Japanese Literature Homepage features outline discussions of Japanese literature in the classical and modern periods, detailed timelines, index of Japanese authors, and lists of on-line resources.

  Japanese Text Initiative (University of Virginia Library)

A collaborative effort of University of Virginia Library and University of Pittsburgh East Asian Library, this site contains texts of classical Japanese literature.

Women and Society

  Women in Japanese Society

This site provides links, articles, and statistics produced by several organizations which deal with issues pertinent to contemporary Japanese women.

Politics and History

  Japanese History: overview (

This page presents general facts of Japanese history. 

  Japanese Politics 

  Political Parties in Japan


  Explore Japan

Maintained by the Japan National Tourist Organization, this site provides a broad range of tourism related information including area maps. 

  Lonely Planet

This page contains interactive maps of Japan and general information about Japan for travelers.