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Resources for Japan Scholars: Japan Search

Japan Search

Spearheaded by the National Diet Library, Japan Search is a data aggregation tool which facilitates searches across a growing number of arts, culture and humanities-related digital archives in Japan. It aims to provide a “national, integrated and cross-sectoral portal” to the ever-increasing volume of digitised historical material in Japan. Japan Search has links to the Cultural Japan portal, which combines the Japan-wide data from Japan Search with data from overseas collecting institutions.

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Main image: Sourced from Centre for Open Data in the Humanities’ Kuzushiji Dataset (Source)

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