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Japanese Studies Research Guide: Periodicals

Free Electronic resources for the Study of Japan

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English Language Journals on Japan

This select list of journals focused on Japanese studies is a good place to start; there are, however, many other journals and magazines which focus on Japan or East Asia. In addition, many scholarly journals, such as Comparative Studies in Society and History or American Anthropologist, have occasional articles dealing with Japan. All of these journals are indexed in the Bibliography of Asian Studies and can usually be found in both general and subject specific databases. Titles marked with * are in JSTOR.

All holdings are complete unless specified.

Japanese Journals by Subject

Art History

Economics and Business / Labor and Social Movements 

History 

Law 

Linguistics

Literature

Political Science

Popular Culture:
Weekly/ Monthly; Men and Women's Magazines; Contemporary Thought, Culture, and Aesthetics; Anime

Religion 

Women's Studies

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