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Subject Guides Portal: Social Sciences

A hub for Japan-related research and study guides sorted by academic discipline.


General Social Sciences  |  Pop Culture  |  Gender & Sexuality

The social sciences cover a large range of topics from business, education, and cultural analysis. The resources that follow focus on cultural phenomena throughough Japanese history. Consider looking at our Government, Politics, Law guide, as well as our Business & Economics one.
  • General Social Sciences -- Any guide without a specific focus can be found here.
  • Pop Culture -- Popular forms of media such as manga, anime, music, and paperback literature. "Contemporary Japan" is also a commonly heard phrase in this field of study.
  • Gender & Sexuality -- Encompasses women's studies, LGBT studies and queer studies in general.

General Social Sciences

Popular Culture

Gender & Sexuality

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