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Hosei University: The Ohara Institute for Social Research (法政大学大原社会問題研究所)


General Information

The Ohara Institute for Social Research, Hosei University
4342 Aihara-Machi Machida-Shi Tokyo, 194-0298
E-mail: (replace #with @)
9:30-4:30, Saturday: 9:30 - 12:00
Sunday, National Holidays, Saturday (during the summer break), year-end, New Years, the entrance exam period


About the Facility:

Founded in 1919, the Ohara Institute for Social Research is one of the oldest research institutes in the social science fields in Japan.  In 1949, the institute, then located in Osaka, moved to Tokyo and became affiliated with Hosei University.

Resources & Facilities

Summary of Collection(s)

Notable Collection(s)

Note: The Guide uses the ALA/LC standard romanization, however, it also reflects different romanization system used by an individual institution.


Digital Collection(s)

How to Use the Facility

Using the Library

Open to the Public

Upon Arrival

  • Please fill out Eturanhyō (閲覧票).
  • For more information, please refer to "閲覧室等利用案内."
  • For Saturday visits, request library materials at least 24 hours in advance via e-mail or fax.


  • Photocopy services are provided in accordance with Japanese copyright laws.
  • Copy Fee:
    • Self service: 10 yen per sheet40-60 yen per sheet

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