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National Archives of Japan: JACAR (アジア歴史資料センター)


General Information

Japan Center for Asian Historical Records (JACAR)
Sumitomo Fudosan Hongo Bldg., 10F 22-5, Hongosanchome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0033

About the Facility:

Founded in 2001, the Japan Center for Asian Historical Records (JACAR) is a full-fledged digital archive. Its digital collections contain records of Japan's historical relations in Asia and elsewhere. the Center receives Asia-related historical digital records dating from the early Meiji era to the end of the World War II digitized by their holding institutions: the National Archives of Japan, Diplomatic Archives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, and National Institute for Defense Studies of the Ministry of Defense which possess the originals of these records. 

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Summary of Collection(s)

Collection size: 30,000,000 images (as of April 2016)


JACAR provides online access to Asia-related records dating from the early Meiji era to the end of the World War II

Note: To view their files, installing the DjVu plug-in is recommended.

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

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How to Use the Facility

JACAR does not have on-site facilities for users. For inquiries about originals of their digital collections, please contact designated holding institutions.

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