Resources: Japanese Literature
‘Aozora Bunko’ Open-Access Digital Library
Aozora Bunko is a digital repository with an expansive collection of Japanese fiction and non-fiction, comprised largely of titles no longer under copyright. Titles include classic works of Japanese literature, and can be freely viewed and downloaded from the site. The majority of titles are in Japanese, although English-language translations of some works are available. Website in Japanese only.
Japanese Text Initiative
Hosted by the University of Virginia Library, this project makes a wide range of poetry, prose and drama texts available in a searchable digital format. Includes canonical texts dating from the Nara period (8th century) to modern times.
Oxford Corpus of Old Japanese
This website features digitised versions of a small number of classical Japanese texts, including the Man’yōshū poetry anthology. Japanese script and romanised transliterations are provided for each text.
Featured: Japanese Studies
Peer-reviewed Journal: New Voices in Japanese Studies
Japanese Studies Grants from the Japan Foundation