Resources for Japanese Studies
With over 116,800 Japanese monographic volume holdings, 300 current serial titles, and other resources, the Japanese collection ranks the 15th in North America. The Japanese collection has notable strengths in Japanese economic history, linguistics and pedagogy, medical history, modern literature, history and culture of Japanese movies, pre-modern history of art, and religion of pre-modern period. New subjects are also under development, such as classics, religion of contemporary period, and mass media and identity of contemporary period.
One of the valuable part of the Japanese Collection is the Mitsui Collection recently donated by the Institute for Financial and Economic Research (金融経済研究所) of the former Mitsui Bank. It is one of the best collections on Japanese finance, the former Japanese colonies (Taiwan, Manchuria, Korea) and international finance. It also contains materials on labor problem, social movement, company and local histories, pre- and post-war biographies, and an assortment of statistical annuals and other kinds of yearbooks.