NCC's Online Guide to Research Access for Japan Studies (日本研究のためのアクセスガイド)--also known as Research Access Guides--was created to help scholars and students who wish to conduct research in Japanese academic research institutions (Museum Library Archives). The guide marks its 4th year anniversary on March 11. It was published on that day in 2012 to commemorate the Great East Japan earthquake in 2011. This would have been the fifth edition, but we decided to call this the 2016 edition for the following reasons:
From this edition, the guide will focus more on research affiliation programs sponsored by a various academic communities or interest groups. Of course, we will still be introducing institutions and physical collections as well, especially in the North American and European section of the guide. Finally, there are 10 newly added guides in the Japan section of the guide. Please feel free to visit the new pages. Thank you!
Please see below the sample page for the typical layout and contents provided in this guide.
Websites are constantly changing, therefore the English-language summaries contained in this Guide may not be fully up-to-date. Institution policies and programs can change at anytime. Although NCC will try to keep information current, there is no guarantee that information on the Guide is always accurate. If you encounter any changes in contents or any broken links between the English pages displayed here and those on an institution's Website, please notify us. We appreciate your cooperation.
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The NCC Research Access team would like to say thanks to Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, the Toshiba International Foundation, and the Japan-United States Friendship Commission for supporting the creation of this guide and providing the initial funding for this project.
Except where otherwise noted, content on this guide is licensed