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Japanese Studies Databases: Resources in English

Online databases for the study of Japan. Includes bibliographical and full-text databases, mostly in Japanese.

Online Texts

Finding Translations

  • Japanese Literature in Translation  
    Searchable by author, title of work, translator, or other keywords (terms may be input in either Japanese or roman letters). The basic unit of the database is the work rather than the publication, so short stories are listed individually by their own titles rather than in the anthology in which they were originally included.
  • Premodern Japanese Texts and Translations (up to 1600)  
    Bibliography of translations from classical Japanese up to about 1600, including also works written in kanbun and Chinese, and items describing and Chinese, and items describing as "late Muromachi or early Kinsei."
  • Translations of Japanese Noh plays  
    Check-list of translations of Noh plays in alphabetical order. Includes all 253 plays in the current repertoire.