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Webliography Japan

Annotated guide of Japan-related web resources.
These web resources introduced in this site are basically free to use or may require a free user registration unless noted in the details page.


“Tokyo Notice Board” is a free English weekly magazine that covers columns and living information for people living in the Tokyo metropolitan area.

Books from Japan (J’Lit)

A reference site on Japanese books and literature comprised of three main areas; synopses of Japanese books (including children and young adult literature), concise biography of Japanese authors and a directory of Japanese publishers. There is also a section about literary awards in Japan.

リサリサ [in Japanese only]

A search engine for various survey results conducted by both private and public sectors.

Tadoku links for teachers and libraries

Collection of links to useful information pages for teachers and libraries who want to organise Tadoku activities.

About National Library of Australia Readers Card

Reader card of National Library of Australia is a passport to plenty of e-resources, including Japan-related databases showcased here. Registration is free.

JapanKnowledge Lib [chiefly in Japanese]

A reference portal site including about 50 renowned encyclopedias and dictionaries published in Japan. All titles are conveniently cross-searchable.


Trove is a discovery system that searches books and other resources held in Australian libraries. If you don’t find a specific title of a book, CD, DVD etc. at your local or university library, Trove can help locate holding libraries in Australia.

Supreme Court of Japan | Judgments of the Supreme Court

Judicial precedents of the Supreme Court are translated into English and the search menu is available under the website of the Supreme Court of Japan.

裁判所 | 裁判例情報 [in Japanese only]

This is a portal site of Japanese courts, and a search menu to find a legal precedent is available within the site. The search result of each court case includes links to the full text of the judicial precedent and its relevant supporting documents in PDF.


JSTOR is a digital archive of over 1,000 academic journals, books and selected conference proceedings. Access is provided to the complete scanned image of the item in a PDF file.

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