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Welcome to Japan Studies Guide!

Japan Studies Guide covers mostly Japan-only resources, and mostly in Japanese. For general resources which also include information for Japan studies, please go to East Asian Studies Guide. The majority of the resources at the East Asian Studies Guide are in English.

Please use the tabs on the left to find resources in Japan studies. 


Announcements of programs

Please join a new free course from MIT Visualizing Cultures: Visualizing the Birth of Modern Tokyo, taught by The Asia-Pacific Journal authors John W. Dower, Ellen Sebring and others. It starts this Thursday, August 6.
MITx and Visualizing Cultures are announcing VTx, a new online course on how modern Tokyo developed as seen through images. 
Course Title: Visualizing the Birth of Modern Tokyo (VTx) Launch Date: August 6, 2020
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Length: 4 weeks; 1 to 3 hours per week. Self-paced on your time.
Cost: Free (Add a Verified Certificate for $49 USD)


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