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Resources: Japanese Literature

This page introduces open-access resources related to Japanese literature.

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‘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.

Aozora Bunko

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‘Bungo Search’ Reading Time Search Platform

Bungo Search is a platform that allows users to search the collection of Aozora Bunko in terms of estimated reading time. The site offers search parameters of 5 mins, 10 mins, 30 mins, 60 mins and 1 hour plus. Website in Japanese only.

Bungo Search

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