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Japanese Language Sources

How to read Chinese characters in Japanese:

  • Shinpan Neruson Kan-Ei Jiten = The New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary:
    Based on the Classic Edition by Andrew N. Nelson.
    Rutland, Vt.; Tokyo: C.E. Tuttle Co., 1997.
    新版ネルソン漢英辞典
    (EA REF: PL679.N4 1997)
  • The original modern reader’s Japanese-English character dictionary = Saishin Kan-Ei jiten / by Andrew Nathaniel Nelson.
    Rutland, Vt. : C. E. Tuttle Co., 1995.
    最新漢英辞典
    (EA REF: PL679.N4 1995)
  • Japanese Character Dictionary with Compound Lookup via Any Kanji=Kan-Ei Jukugo Ribasu Jiten / by Mark Spahn and Wolfgang Hadamitzky, with Kimiko Fujie-Winter.
    Tokyo: Nichigai Asoshietsu: Hatsubaimoto Kinokuniya Shoten, 1989.
    漢英熟語リバース辞典  日外アソシエーツ 発売元 紀伊国屋書店
    (EA REF: PL677.5 J36 1989)
  • K¯o Kan-Wa Jiten / Morehashi Tetsuji, Kamada Tadashi, Yoneyama Toratar¯o Cho.
    Tokyo : Taish¯ukan Shoten, Sh¯owa 56-57 [1981-1982] 4v.
    廣漢和辞典 諸橋轍次、鎌田正、米山寅太郎著 大修館書店
    (EA REF: PL677.5 .M6)
  • Furigana Ei-Wa jiten = Kenkyusha’s furigana English-Japanese dictionary / Kenkyūsha Jisho Henshūbu hen. 1990.
    ふりがな英和辞典 研究社辞書編集部編
    (EA REF: PL679 F87 1990)

How to find the meaning of Japanese words:

Modern

Japanese - English

  • Kodansha’s romanized Japanese-English dictionary / Kodansha International: Distributed in the U.S. by Kodansha America, 1993.
    (EA. REF PL679 .V36 1993)
  • Kenkyusha’s new Japanese-English dictionary / Koh Masuda, general editor. Kenkyusha, 1974.
    研究社新日英辞典 第4版
    (EA REF: PL679 K33b 1974)

Japanese – Japanese

  • Nihon Kokugo Daijiten / Henshu Nihon Daijiten Kankokai.
    Tokyo : Sh¯ogakukan, Sh¯owa 47-51 [1972-1976] 20v.
    日本国語大辞典 / 編集 日本大辞典刊行会 小学館 昭和47-51 [1972-76]
    (EA REF: PL675 .N46)
  • Dai Kan-Wa jiten / Morohashi Tetsuji cho.
    Taishūkan Shoten, Shōwa 41-43 [1966-1968]
    大漢和辞典 / 諸橋轍次著. 大修館書店, 昭和41-43 [1966-1968]
  • K¯ojien / Shinmura Izuru Hen.
    Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten, 1998. Dai 5-han.
    広辞苑 / 新村出編. 第5版 岩波書店
    (EA REF: PL675 S49 1998)
  • Gyakubiki kōjien : Dai 5-han taiō. / anai Shoten Jiten Henshūbu hen.
    Tōkyō : Iwanami Shoten, 1999.
    逆引き広辞苑 : 第5版対応 / 岩波書店辞典編集部編.
    東京 : 岩波書店, 1999.
    (EA REF: PL675 S4933493 1999)
  • Gendai Y¯ogo no Kiso Chishiki.
    [Tokyo] : Jiy¯u Kokuminsha, 1973-
    Has occasional supplements.
    現代用語の基礎知識  自由国民社
    (EA REF: PL684 G38)
  • Imidas J¯oh¯o, Chishiki=Imidasu Joho Chishiki : Innovative Multi-Information Dictionary, Annual series
    Tokyo : Sh¯ueisha, 1989-
    イミダス情報・知識 集英社
    (EA REF: PL677 C43)
    Chiez¯o : Asahi Gendai Y¯ogo.
    Tokyo: Asahi Shinbunsha, 1997-.
    知恵蔵  朝日現代用語
    (EA REF: PL677 C43)
  • JapanKnowledge (Campus and off-campus access sremote.pitt.edu only)
    JapanKnowledge is a subscribed portal to Japanese encyclopedias, dictionaries and databases includes;
    • Dejitaru Daijisen (デジタル大辞泉)
    • Includes Gendai yogo no kiso chishiki (現代用語の基礎知識)
    • Imidasu joho, chishiki (イミダス情報・知識)
    • Kamei hajime no shingo tanken (亀井肇の新語探検)
  • Yahoo 辞書
  • 三省堂大辞林第2版 by Excite.co.jp

Classical

  • Kadokawa Kogo Daijiten / Nakamura Yukihiko, Okami Masao, Sakakura Atsuyoshi Hen.
    Tokyo : Kadokawa Shoten, Sh¯owa 57-Heisei 11 [1982-1999] 5v.
    角川古語大辞典  中村幸彦、岡見正雄、阪倉篤義編.  角川書店
    (EA REF: PL682 K32 1982)
  • Edogo daijiten : Shinsōban / Maeda Isamu hen.
    Kōdansha, Heisei 15 [2003]
    江戶語大辞典 : 新装版 / 前田勇編.
    (EA REF PL685 E36 2003)

Bibliographic Sources

How to locate bibliographic information:

Books
  • A Guide to reference books for Japanese studies = Nihon kenkyū no tame no sankō tosho / [Compiled and published by The International House of Japan Library].
    International House of Japan Library, 1997.
    日本研究のための参考図書 改訂版
    (EA REF Z3306 G34 1997)
  •  A student guide to Japanese sources in the humanities / Yasuko Makino and Masaei Saito.
    Ann Arbor, Mich. : Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan, 1994.
    (EA. REF Z3301 M32 1994)
    An introductory bibliography for Japanese Studies / Compiled by the Toho Gakkai
    Tokyo : Japan Foundation, 1974 -
    (EA REF Z3306 .I57)
  • Japan and the Japanese: a bibliographic guide to reference sources / compiled by Yasuko Makino and Mihoko Miko
    Westport, Connecticut: 1996
    (HILL REF Z3306 M33 1996)
Classics: up to 1868:
  • Kokusho S¯omokuroku. Hoteihan.
    Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten, 1989-1991. 9v.
    国書総目録. 補訂版 岩波書店,
    (EA REF:Z3301 K8 1989)
  • Includes Books written by Japanese and published by Edo-period.
    Related work : Kokusho Yomikata Jiten (国書読み方辞典 植月博編 おうふう1996
    EA REF Z3302 K8I23 1996)
  • Kotenseki S¯og¯o Mokuroku / Kokubungaku Kenkyu Shiryokan.
    Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten, 1990. 3v.
    古典籍総合目録 / 国文学研究資料館. 岩波書店
    (EA REF: Z3301 K82 199)
    Continues Kokusho S¯omokuroku; compiles Japanese books
Meiji-period: 1868-1912
  • Kokuritsu Kokkai Toshokan Shozo Meijiki Kankobutsu Mokuroku.
    Tokyo: Kokuritsu Kokkai Toshokan, 1971-1976.
    国立国会図書館所蔵明治期刊行物目録.
    (EA REF: Z955 A1K56)
    Note: There is also the CD-ROM version of this catalog based on microfilm project.
Taisho-period: 1912-1926
  • Kokuritsu Kokkai Toshokan z¯osho mokuroku. Taish¯oki=National Diet Library catalog.
    Taisho period / [hensh¯u Kokuritsu Kokkai Toshokan Toshobu].
    Tokyo: Kokuritsu Kokkai Toshokan : Kinokuniya Shoten hatsubai, 1998-1999.
    ISBN: 487582534X (set), 6 v.; 31cm.
    国立国会図書館蔵書目録. 大正期. 発売 紀伊国屋書店,
    Z955 T58K64 1998
Showa-period : 1926
  • Kokuritsu Kokkai Toshokan z¯osho mokuroku : Sh¯owa gannen--=National Diet Library catalog : 1926.12-- / [hensh¯u Kokuritsu Kokkai Toshokan Toshobu].
    Tokyo: Kokuritsu Kokkai Toshokan : Kinokuniya Shoten hatsubai, 1997-
    ISBN: 4875825080 (set)
    Notes:   Includes indexes.
    国立国会図書館蔵書目録. 昭和元年 --- 発売 紀伊国屋書店
    (EA REF: Z955 T58K64 1997 -)
  • Shuppan Nenkan.
    Tokyo : Shuppan Ny¯ususha, 1951- Annual
    出版年鑑.  出版ニュース社,
    (EA REF: Z3301 S48)
  • Nihon Shoseki S¯omokuroku. 1977/78-
    Tokyo: Nihon Shoseki Shuppan Kyokai, 1977-
  • 日本書籍総目録.  日本書籍出版協会,
    (EA REF:Z3301 N53)
  • Books.or.jp
  • NII WebCat
  • National Diet Library OPAC

How to locate articles in newspapers and journals: Indexes

Newspaper articles
  • Sengo 50-nen Asahi Shinbun midashi detabesu CD-ASAX 50 yrs, 1945-1959 [computer sile]
    Tokyo: Asashi Shinbunsha, [s.d.] (JIC)
    戦後50年朝日新聞見出しデータベース1945-1959
    Available on the standalone computer at reference section
    eacdjpn AI21.A85 S45 1995
    Nikkei Tekecom online database.
    http://telecom21.nikkei.co.jp/nt21/service/ 
    User ID and Password are available at JIC
  • Yomiuri shinbun CD-ROM  Meiji, Taishi, Showa senzenki
    読売新聞CD-ROM 明治、大正、昭和戦後編I
    1874-nen (Meiji 7-nen) - 1960-nen (Shōwa 35-nen)
    Available on the standalone computer at reference section
    (eacdjpn  DS896.Y66)
  • Shinbun sh¯usei Meiji hen nenshi / [hensan daihy¯o Nakayama Yasumasa]
    Tokyo: Zaisei Keizai Gakkai, Sh¯owa 9[1934] (Sh¯owa 43-48[1968-73] printing)15v.: ill. ;27cm.
    Notes: Vol.15: Zenkan sakuin. “Shinbun sh¯usei Meiji hen nenshi sh¯usai shinbun mokuroku” : v.1 p.1-6 (4th group)
    新聞集成明治編年史 財政経済学会 昭和9
    (EA REF: DS881.987 S55 1968)
  • Shinbun sh¯usei Taish¯o hen nenshi / Meiji Taish¯o Sh¯owa Shinbun Kenky¯ukai hen.
    Tokyo: Meiji Taish¯o Sh¯owa Shinbun Kenky¯ukai, Sh¯owa 45-62[1970-1987] 44v.: ill.; 27cm.
    Contents: Vols. (Tash¯o) 1-2; v.3, 1-2; v.4, 1-2; v.5, 1-3; v.6, 1-2; v.7, 1a, 1b-3; v.8, 1-2; v.9, 1-3; v.10, 1-3; v.11, 1-3; v.12, 1-3a-3d; v.13, 1b-3; v.14, 1a, 1b-3; v.15, 1-3; in44
    新聞集成大正編年史 明治大正昭和新聞研究会編
    (EA REF: DS886 S47 1970)
  • Shinbun sh¯usei Sh¯owa hen nenshi / Meiji Taish¯o Sh¯owa Shinbun Kenky¯ukai hen.
    Tokyo: Meiji Taish¯o Sh¯owa Shinbun Kenky¯ukai,
    新聞集成昭和編年史 明治大正昭和新聞研究会編
    (EA REF: DS888.2 S43 1949)
  • Meiji ny¯usu jiten / hensan iin Edamatsu Shigeyuki, Sugiura Tadashi, Yagi K¯osuke; hensh¯u seisaku Meiji Ny¯usu Jiten Hensan Iinkai, Mainichi Komyunik¯eshonzu Shuppanjigy¯obu.
    Tokyo: Mainichi Momyunik¯eshonzu, 1983-86(1989 printing)
    ISBN: 4895631052 (v.1)   9v.: ill.; 29cm.
    Notes: Vol.[9]: S¯osakuin. Includes bibliographies and indexes.
    明治ニュース事典 毎日コミュニケーションズ出版事業部
    (EA REF: DS881 .987 M44 1983)
  • Taish¯o ny¯usu jiten / hensan iin Edamatsu Shigeyuki… [et al.]; hensh¯u seisaku Taish¯o Ny¯usu Jiten Hensan Iinkai, Mainichi Komyunik¯eshonzu Shuppanjigy¯obu.
    Tokyo: Mainichi Momyunik¯eshonzu, 1983-86
    ISBN:  4895631087 (v.1)   8v.: ill.; 29cm.
    Notes: Vol. [8]: S¯osakuin. Vol. 1-2 : 1988 printing.  Includes bibliographies and indexes.
    大正ニュース事典 毎日コミュニケーションズ出版事業部
    (EA REF: DS888 T32 1986)
  • Sh¯owa ny¯usu jiten / kansh¯u Uchikawa Yoshimi, Matsuo Takayoshi ; hensan iin Edamatsu Shigeyuki… [et al.]; hensh¯u seisaku Sh¯owa Ny¯usu Jiten Hensan Iinkai, Mainichi Komyunik¯eshonzu
    Tokyo: Mainichi Momyunik¯eshonzu, 1990-1994
    ISBN:  4895631370 (v.1)   9v.: ill.; 29cm.
    Notes: Errata slip inserted for v.3, Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
    昭和ニュース事典 毎日コミュニケーションズ出版事業部
    (EA REF: DS888.2 S5113 1990)
Journal Articles
  • CiNii
  • Japanese periodical index of National Diet Library of Japan (NDL)
    雑誌記事索引
    Go to NDL OPAC, and then click “search for Japanese periodical index”
  • Zasshi Kiji Sakuin. Jimbun Shakai hen.
    Tokyo: Kouritsu Kokkai Toshikan, 1984-April, 1996.
    Description: Monthly, Dai 1-kan(tsukan dai 1-g¯o) (1948-nen 9-gatsu) – Dai 48-kan dai 4-g¯o (1995-nen 10-gatsu/12-gatu [Oct./Dec. 1995]).
    Notes: Subtitle varies slightly. Vols. For 1948-49 issued without subtitle, including humanities, social and natural sciences.
    Summary: Beginning with v.15 each vol. is accompanied by an author index (called bessatsu but included in the whole numbers)
    Ceased publication after: v.48: no.4(1995); Continued in 1996 by online and CD-ROM versions.
    雑誌記事索引人文・社会編 国立国会図書館
    (EA REF: Z3303 Z3)
  • Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) Online

General Reference Sources

Encyclopedias

  • Japan: An Illustrated Encyclopedia / Kodansha. 1st ed.
    Tokyo: Kodansha, 1993. 2v.
    (EA REF: DS805 J263 1993)
  • Kodansha Encyclopedia of Japan. 1st ed.
    Tokyo: New York: Kodansha, 1983. 9v.
    (EA REF: DS805 K633 1983)
  • The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Japan / Bowring Richard, and Peter Kornicki, eds.
    Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.
    (Hillman REF: DS805;C36;1993)
  • Taiyaku Nihon jiten = the Kodansha bilingual encyclopedia of Japan / [hensha] Kodansha Int¯anashonaru.
    Tokyo: Kodansha Int¯anashonaru Kabushiki Kaisha, 1998.
    ISBN: 4770021305     942p.: ill.(some col.), maps, ports.; 27cm.
    対訳日本事典 編集 講談社インターナショナル 株式会社
    (EA REF: DS805 T3 1998)
  • Sekai Daihyakka Jiten = Heibonsha’s World Encyclopedia. Shohan.
    Tokyo: Heibonsha, 1988.    34v.
    世界大百科事典. 初版. 平凡社
    (EA REF: AE35.2 S4 1988)
  • JapanKnowledge (Campus and off-campus access sremote.pitt.edu only)
    JapanKnowledge is a subscribed portal to Japanese encyclopedias, dictionaries and databases includes;
    • Nihon daihyakka zensho (日本大百科全書)
    • Encyclopedia of Japan
    • Online version of Japan: An Illustrated Encyclopedia / Kodansha. 1st ed. Tokyo: Kodansha, 1993. 2v.

Biographical information

How to read Japanese names
  • Japanese Names: A Comprehensive Index and Characters and Readings = Nihon Jinmei Chimei Jiten / Patrick Geoffrey O’Neill.
    New York: Weatherhill, 1972.
    日本人名地名事典
    (EA REF: PL683 O5)
  • Japanese, Chinese, and Korean surnames and hot to read them: 125,947 Japanese, 594 Chinese, and 259 Korean surnames written with Kanji as they appear in Japanese texts / Wolfgang Hadamitzky.
    Munchen :  Saur,1998.
    ISBN: 359811334X (set); 3598113358 (v.1, 1-2); 3598113366 (v2.)  2v. in3; 25cm.
    Contents: Vol.1. From characters to readings (2); Vols.2. From reading to characters.
    (EA REF: PL683 .H33 1998)
  • Jinmei Yomikata Jiten / [Henshu Nichigai Asoshi¯etsu]. Na no Bu, Sei no Bu. Dai 1-han.
    Tokyo: Nichigai Asoshi¯etsu: Hatsubaimoto Kinokuniya Shoten, 1983. 2v.
    人名よみかた事典. 名の部、姓の部. 第1版
    日外アソシエーツ : 発売元 紀伊国屋書店
    (EA REF: CS3000 J55 1983)
  • Nihon my¯oji daijiten = The expanded dictionary of Japanese family names / Niwa Motoji hen. Shohan.
    Tokyo: H¯obunkan, 1996.  3v. ; 27cm.
    Notes: includes indexes.
    Contents: [1]. Hy¯oon hen (yomi, onbiki) ; [2]. Hy¯oki hen A(kashiraji, kakubiki) ; [3]. Hy¯oon hen Z(matsuji, kakubiki).
    日本名字大事典 丹羽基二編 初版 法文館 表音編(読み音引き)、表記編A(頭字、画引き)、表記編Z(末字、画引き)
    (EA REF: CS3000 N57 1996)
How to find the information about a person: General Bibliographical Dictionaries

Pre-modern

  • Kadokawa Nihon Seishi Rekishi Jinbutsu Daijiten / [Hensan Iin Takeuchi Rizo… [et al.]].Shohan.
    Tokyo: Kadokawa Shoten, Heisei 1- [1989-51 v. (when completed)
    角川日本姓氏歴史人物大事典 / [編纂委員会 竹内理三] 初版
    (EA REF: CS3000; K33; 1989)
  • Kokushi daijiten / Kokushi Daijiten Hensh¯u Iinkai hen.
    Tokyo: Yoshikawa K¯obunkan, Sh¯owa 54-Heisei 9 [1979-1997]15v.in 17:ill.(some col.);27cm.
    Notes: Vol. 15, 1: Hoi, Sakuin (shiry¯o, chimei); Vol. 15, 2: Sakuin (jinmei); Vol. 15, 3: Sakuin (Jik¯o). Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
    国史大事典 編集委員会 吉川弘文館 補遺索引;資料・地名・人名・事項
    (EA REF: DS834 A93 1994)
  • Asahi Nihon Rekishi Jinbutsu Jiten / Asahi Shinbunsha Hen.
    Tokyo: Asahi Shinbunsha, 1990.
    朝日日本歴史人物事典 / 朝日新聞社 編.
    (EA REF: DS834 A93 1994)

Modern and contemporary

  • Shintei Gendai Nihon Jinmeiroku 2001 / [Henshu Nichigai Asoshi¯etsu].|
    Tokyo: Nichigai Asoshi¯etsu, 2001.   4v.
    新訂現代日本人名録 2001/ 編集 日外アソシエーツ
    (EAJIC: CT1836 G419 2001)
    Jinji Koshinroku.
    Tokyo: Jinji Koshinjo, 1903-  Biennial
    人事興信録 人事興信所
    (EA REF: DS885.5 A1J5 – JIC holds dai 39-han(1997) and EA REF holds dai 40-han(1999)
  • Nihon shinshiroku.
    Tokyo: K¯ojunsha: ¯Ourisabakisho Maruzen, Began with 1889 issue.
    Notes: Biennial, Beginning with issue for 1934 has supplement issued separately under title: Zenkoku shuy¯o gink¯o kaisha shokuinroku.
    日本紳士録 東京 広旬社 大売捌所 丸善 全国主要銀行会社職員録
    (EA REF: CT1836 N54) – Library holds: 2000
  • Namae kara hiku jinmei jiten / [henshū Nichigai Asoshiētsu Kabushiki Kaisha].
    Dictionary of people in Japanese history searched by the first name
    Tōkyō : Nichigai Asoshiētsu : Hatsubaimoto Kinokuniya Shoten, 2002.
    名前から引く人名辞典 /  [編集日外アソシエーツ株式会社].
    東京 :  日外アソシエーツ : 発売元紀伊國屋書店, 2002.
    (EA REF: CT1832 N35 2002)
  • Gendai bukkosha jiten  / Nichigai Asoshiētsu.
    Tōkyō :  Nichigai Asoshiētsu : Hatsubaimoto Kinokuniya Shoten,  1983-
    現代物故者事典 / 日外アソシエーツ.
    東京 : 日外アソシエーツ : 発売元紀伊國屋書店, 1983-
    (EA REF: CT1836 G383) library has; 1980-1982, 1988-1990 (1993 printing) and once a three years
  • JapanKnowledge
    *JapanKnowledge is a subscribed portal to Japanese encyclopedias, dictionaries and databases includes;
    • Nihon jinmei daijiten (日本人名大辞典)
    • JK Who’s Who (Update daily)
Genealogies
  • Seishi Kakei Daijiten / Ota Akira ; Kanshu Ueda Mannen, Mikami Sanji.
    Tokyo: Kadokawa Shoten, 1973.  3v.
    姓氏家系大事典 / 太田亮 ; 監修 上田万年、三上三次. 角川書店
    (EA REF: CS3000 O86 1973)
  • Dai Nihon jinmei jisho / Dai Nihon Jinmei Jisho Kankokai hen.
    Tokyo: K¯odansha, Sh¯owa 55[1980]   5v.; 15cm. [Reprint: Originally published in 1937.]
    大日本人名辞書 大日本人名辞書刊行会 講談社 昭和
Directories
  • Shokuinroku.
    Tokyo: Okurasho Insatsukyoku, 1886- Annual
    職員録 大蔵省印刷局
    (EA REF: JQ1621 S5)
  • Zenkoku Kakushu Dantai Meikan.
    Tokyo: Shiba, 1965-
    全国各種団体名鑑 
    東京: シバ, 1995- 
    (EA REF: DS805.15 Z54) JIC
  • Zenkoku Gakujutsu Kenkyu Dantai Soran = Directory of the Scientific Research Organization in Japan / Nihon Gakujutsu Kaigi Jimukyoku Kanshu ; Nihon Gakujutsu Kyoryoku Zaidan Hen.
    Tokyo: Okurasho Insatsukyoku,
    全国学術研究団体総覧 / 日本学術会議事務局監修 ; 日本学術協力財団編 大蔵省印刷局
    (EA REF: AS548 Z382)
  • Nihon no Kenkyujo Yoran / Nikkan Kogyo Shinbunsha Hen.
    Tokyo: Nikkan Shobo, 1984-
    日本の研究所要覧 / 日刊工業新聞社 日刊書房
    (EA JIC: AS574 N53 1991)
  • Zenkoku Daigaku Shokuinroku / Daigaku Shokuinroku Kankokai.
    Tokyo: Kojunsha, 1958 – spit into[Koku-K¯oritsu Daigaku Hen and Shiritsu Daigaku Hen]
    全国大学職員録 / 大学職員録刊行会 国公立大学編、私立大学編
    (EA REF & JIC: L961 J3Z4)

Geographical information

How to read geographical names
  • Japanese Names: A Comprehensive Index and Characters and Readings = Nihon Jinmei Chimei Jiten / Patrick Geoffrey O’Neill.
    New York: Weatherhill, 1972.
    日本人名地名事典
    (EA REF: PL683 O5)
  • Gendai Nihon Chimei Yomikata Daijiten = Guide to Japanese Place-Names / [Hensh¯u Nichigai Asoshi¯etsu].
    Tokyo: Nichigai Asoshi¯etsu: Hatsubaimoto Kinokuniya Shoten, 1985. 7v.
    現代日本地名よみかた大事典 日外アソシエーツ 発売元 紀伊国屋書店
    (EA REF: DS805 .G39 1985)
  • Nandoku idoku chimei jiten / Kusuhara Y¯usuke hen. Shohan.
    Tokyo: Tokyodo Shuppan, 1999.
    ISBN: 4490104979   xvi, 447, 30p.; 23cm.
    Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. vi) and index.
    難読異読知名辞典 楠原佑介編 初版 東京堂出版
    (EA REF: DS805 K876 1999)
How to find the information about geographical names

Pre-modern

  • Nihon Rekishi Chimei Taikei
    Tōkyō : Heibonsha, 2002-2005
    50 v.
    日本歴史地名体系
    (EA Ref : DS805.N5367)
  • Kokushi Chimei Jiten.
    Tokyo: Murata Shoten, Showa 51 [1976]
    国史地名辞典 村田書店
    (EA REF: DS805 .F794 1976)
  • Kodai chimei daijiten / Kadokawa Bunko Shink¯o Zaidan hensh¯u. Shohan.
    Tokyo: Kadokawa Shoten, Heisei 11[1999]
    ISBN: 4040318005   2v. : ill. (some col.), map; 27cm. [includes index]
    Contents: [Vol.1]. Honpen; [v.2]. Sakuin, shiry¯o hen.
    古代地名辞典 角川文化振興財団編集 初版 角川書店 平成 [本編、索引・資料編]
    (EA REF: DS805 K62 1999)

Modern and contemporary

  • Nihon Chimei Daihyakka : Rando Japonika = Land Japonica.
    Tokyo : Sh¯ogakukan, 1996.
    日本地名大百科  : ランドジャポニカ 小学館
    (EA REF: DS805 N49 1996)
  • Nihon Chizu Chimei Jiten.
    Tokyo: Sanseid¯o, 1991.
    日本地図地名辞典 三省堂
    (EA REF: DS805 N516 1991)

Calendars and Chronologies

  • Geng¯o jiten / Kawaguchi Kenji, Ikeda Masahiro. Kaitei shinpan.
    Tokyo: Tokyo Bijutsu, Heisei gannen[1989](Heisei 3-nen [1991] printing)
    Series: Tokyo bijutsu sensho : 16
    ISBN: 4808703424   290p. 19cm
    Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p.285-287)
    元号辞典 川口謙二 池田正弘著 改訂新版 東京美術 平成元年 東京美術選書16
    (EA REF: DS833 K38 1989)
  • Bairingaru Nihon shi nenpy¯o = chronology of Japanese history / Eibun Nihon Daijiten hen.
    Tokyo: K¯odansha Int¯anashonaru, 1999 (2000 printing)
    Series: Bilingual books;45
    ISBN: 4770024533    159p. : ill.; 19cm.
    Notes: Includes index. Text in Japanese and English.
    バイリンガル日本史年表 英文日本大辞典編 講談社インターナショナル
    (EA REF: DS833 B34 1999)
  • Kindai Nihon s¯og¯o nenpy¯o = Comprehensive chronology of modern Japan./ Iwanami Shoten Hensh¯ubuhen.
    Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten, 2001.  
    近代日本総合年表 / 岩波書店編集部編
    (EA REF: DS881.9 .K484)
  • Gengo Converter
    和暦西暦変換

Statistics and Yearbooks

Current
  • Asahi Shinbun Japan Almanac = Asahi Shunbun Japan Arumanakku : Ei-Wa Taiyaku De¯ta Nenkan / [Editor Jin’ichir¯o Ueda]
    Tokyo: Asahi Shinbun Publishing.
    朝日新聞ジャパンアルマナック : 英和対訳データ年鑑
    (EA Ref AY1157 A82 1972- annual)
  • Nihon T¯okei Nenkan = Japan Statistical Yearbook / Ed. By S¯omuch¯o T¯okeikyoku.
    Tokyo: Nihon T¯okei Ky¯okai, 1950-
    日本統計年鑑  総務庁統計局  日本統計協会
    (EA REF: HA1832 D32; Hillman REF HA1832 J35)
  • Nihon Ch¯oki T¯okei S¯oran = Historical Statistics of Japan.
    Tokyo: Nihon T¯okei Ky¯okai, 1987-88. 5v.
    Contents: v.1 Kokudo, Jink¯o; v.2-4 Keizai kankei; v.5 Shakai bunka kankei. Inculdes index.
    日本長期統計総覧  日本統計協会 (国土人口・経済関係・社会文化関係)
    (EA REF: HC462.7 N475 1987)
  • Nihon keizai o ch¯ushin to suru kokusai hikaku t¯okei = Comparative economic and financial statistics Japan and other major countries.
    Tokyo: Nihon Gink¯o Ch¯osa T¯okeikyoku,
    日本経済を中心とする国際比較統計 日本銀行調査統計局
    (EA REF: HC59 N469; GSPIA/Economics: HC59 N469)
  • Statistical Bureau and Statistics Center (= Somucho Tokeikyoku Tokei Senta)
    総務庁統計局統計センター
  • Statistical Data Portal site
    統計データ・ポータルサイト
  • Japan Statistical Association (= Nihon Tokei Kyokai)
    日本統計協会
  • Asahi Nenkan.
    Tokyo: Asahi Shinbunsha: Hatsubaisho, ¯Osaka Asahi Shinbunsha, 1925-, Annual
    朝日年鑑 朝日新聞社  発売所 大阪朝日新聞社
    (EA REF: AY1153 A67
Pre-WWII (1868-1945)
  • Nihon Ch¯oki T¯okei S¯oran = Historical Statistics of Japan.
    Tokyo: Nihon T¯okei Ky¯okai, 1987-88. 5v.
    日本長期統計総覧  日本統計協会
    (EA REF: HC462.7 N475 1987)
  • Meiji Taisho kokusei s¯oran / hensha T¯oy¯o Keizai Shinp¯osha. Fukkokuban.
    Tokyo: T¯oy¯o Keizai Shinp¯osha、Sh¯owa 50[1975]
    764p. [4] leaves of plates: ill. 27cm. Reprinted of the 1929ed.
    明治大正國勢總覧 編者東洋経済新報社 復刻版
    (EA REF: HA1845 .M4 1975)
    Meiji Taish¯oki Nihon keizai t¯okei s¯okan / Asahi Shinbunsha hen: kaidai Nakamura Takafusa. Fukkokuban.
    Tokyo: Namiki Shob¯o, 1999.
    ISBN: 4890631143 (v1.); 4890631151(v.2)  2v.: 23cm.
    Notes: Reprint. Originally published: ¯Osaka-shi Asahi Shinbunsha, Sh¯owa 5[1930]
    明治・大正期日本経済統計総観 朝日新聞社 改題 中村隆英 復刻版 並木書房
    (EA REF: HC462.7 N48787 1999)
  • Sh¯owa kokussei s¯oran / T¯oy¯o Keizai Shinp¯osha hen.
    Tokyo: T¯oy¯o Keizai Shinp¯osha, 1980  [2v. 31cm.]
    昭和国勢総覧 東洋経済新報社編
    (EA REF: HA4626 .S54 1981)
  • Kanketsu Sh¯owa kokusei s¯oran / [hensha] T¯oy¯o Keizai Shinp¯osha
    Tokyo: T¯oy¯o Keizai Shinp¯osha, 1991.
    ISBN: 449297007X (set) 4v. 31cm
    Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index (in vol.4)
    完結昭和国勢総覧 東洋経済新報社編
    (EA REF: HA4626 S54 1991)
  • Meiji ik¯o honp¯o shuy¯o keizai t¯okei / Nihon Gink¯o T¯okeikyoku hen; kaidai Ishii Kanji. Fukkokuban.
    Tokyo: Namini Shob¯o, 1999.
    Original issue also had title as: Hundred-year statistics of Japanese economy
    ISBN: 4890631089, 616p. 23cm.
    Notes: Reprint. Originally published: Tokyo; Nihon Gink¯o T¯okeikyoku, Sh¯owa 41[1966].
    明治以降本邦主要経済統計 日本銀行統計局編 改題 石井寛治 復刻版 並木書房
    (EA REF: HC461 H66 1999)
  • Kokusei ch¯osa izen Nihon jink¯o t¯okei sh¯usei / Naimush¯o, Naikaku T¯okeikyoku hen; fukkokuban kansh¯u kaidai Hayami Akira.
    Tokyo: Hara Shob¯o, 1992-93.
    Series: v.8-14: Kaidai Nihon rekishi t¯okei shiry¯o; 4
    ISBN: 4887210000 (v.1): 4887210078 (v.8), 18v. 22cm.
    Notes: Originally published: 1872-1908.
    Contents: 1. Nihon zenkoku kosekihy¯o, Meiji 5, 6, 7, 8, 9-nen. ; 2-4. Nihon Teikoku minseki kok¯ohy¯o, Meiji 19-nen. ; 5. Nihon Teikoku jink¯o t¯okei, Meiji 31-nen; 6-18. Nihon Teikoku jink¯o d¯otai t¯okei, Meiji 32-nen.
    国勢調査以前日本人口統計集成 内務省 内閣統計局編 復刻版 監修改題-速水融 原書房 近代日本歴史統計資料 日本全国戸籍票 明治 日本帝国民籍
    (EA REF: HA4625 K56 1992)
  • Kokusei ch¯osa izen Nihon jink¯o t¯okei sh¯usei. Bekkan / Naimush¯o, Naikaku T¯okeikyoku hen; fukkokuban kansh¯u kaidai Hayami Akira.
    Tokyo: Hara Shob¯o, 1993.
    ISBN: 4887210183 (v.1), 4v. 22cm. [Originally published: 1872-1923]
    Contents: 1. Edo jidai zenkoku kunibetsu jink¯ohy¯o. Genj¯u jink¯o d¯otai ni kansuru t¯okei zairy¯o. Jink¯o d¯otai ni kansuru t¯okei zairy¯o. Nihon kokumin shib¯ohy¯o; 2-3. Nihon zenkoku kok¯o s¯okeihy¯o; 4. Kosekikyoku nenp¯o.
    国勢調査以前日本人口統計集成別巻 内務省 内閣統計局編 復刻版 監修改題-速水融 原書房
    (EA REF: HA4625 K652 1993)
Anthropology, folklore
  • Nihon setsuwa densetsu daijiten / Shimura Kunihiro, Suwa Haruo hen. Shohan.
    Tokyo: Bensei Shuppan, Heisei 12[2000]
    日本説話伝説大辞典 / 志村有弘、諏訪春雄 編 初版 勉誠出版 平成
    (EA REF: GR340 N5727 2000)
Buraku Issues
  • Buraku mondai jiken jiten = Encyclopedia of Buraku and human rights issues / Buraku Kaih¯o Jinken Kenky¯u hensh¯u. Shinteiban.|
    ¯Osaka-shi: Buraku Kaih¯o Jinken Kenky¯ujo: Hatsubai Kaih¯o Shuppansha, 2001.
    ISBN: 4759270051, 1364p. : ill.; 27cm.
    Notes: First ed.(1986) is entitled: Buraku mondai iten. Nenpy¯o : p.1259-1314. Includes index
    部落問題人権辞典 部落開放人権研究会編集 新訂版 大阪市 部落開放人権研究所 発売 開放出版社
    (EA REF: HT725 J3B799 2001)
Gerontology
  • R¯onengaku daijiten / Kansh¯u Kita T¯oru; hensh¯u Murakami Gen’y¯o.
    Tokyo: Nishimura Shoten, 1998 (2001 printing)
    ISBN: 4890132708, 687p. ill.; 27cm.
    Notes: Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
    老年学大辞典 監修 北徹 編集 村上元庸 西村書店
    (EA REF: HQ1061 R555 1998)
History
  • Kokushi daijiten / Kokushi Daijiten Hensh¯u Iinkai hen.
    Tokyo: Yoshikawa K¯obunkan, Sh¯owa 54 – Heisei 9[1979-1997]
    15v. in 17: ill. (some col.): 27cm.
    Notes: v.15 ; 1: Hoi, Sakuin (shiry¯o, chimei), 2: Sakuin (jinmei), 3: Sakuin (jik¯o). Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
    国士大辞典 編集委員会編 吉川弘文館 補遺索引(資料・地名、人名、事項)
    EA REF: DS833 K64)
  • Nihon shi daijiten = Cyclopedia of Japanese history. Shoha.
    Tokyo: Heibonsha, 1992-1994.
    ISBN: 4582131018, 7v.: ill.; 27cm
    日本史大辞典 初版  平凡社
    (EA REF: DS833 N529 1991)
  • Nihon kin-gendaishi jiten / Nihon Kingendaishi Jiten Hensh¯u Iinkai hen.
    Tokyo: T¯oy¯o Keizai Shinp¯osha, 1978 [v, 1089p. 27cm]
    日本近現代史辞典 編集委員会編 東洋経済新報社
    (EA REF: DS833 .N48)
  • Nihon kin-gendaishi: bunken ris¯achi / Sat¯o Yoshimaru hen.
    Tokyo: Fuy¯o Shob¯o Shuppan, 2000
    ISBN: 4829502541, 168p.; 19cm.
    日本近現代史 文献リサーチ 佐藤能丸編 芙蓉書房出版
    (EA REF: Z3108 A4S28 2000)
Literature
  • Nihon koten bungaku daijiten / [hensh¯u sha Nihon Koten Bungaku Daijiten Hensh¯u Iinkai; hensh¯u iin kansh¯u Ichiko Teiji et al.]
    Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten, 1983-84. 6v. 27cm
    日本古典文学大辞典 編集者-編集委員会 編集委員-市古貞二 岩波書店
    (EA REF: PL726.1 .N45 1983)
  • Nihon kindai bungaku daijiten / [henshusha Odagiri Susumu] , Nihon Kindai Bungakkan hen.
    Tokyo: K¯odansha, Sh¯owa 52-53[1977-78]  (6v.: ill., ports.; 27cm)
    Accompanied by “Tokyo kannai chizu (Meiji 13-nen), Tokyo-shi zenchizu (Meiji 30-nendai zenhan)” issued as suppl. (2folded leaves)
    Contents: v.1-3 Jinmei, v.4 Jik¯o, v.5 Shinbun, zasshi, v.6 Sakuin, sonota.
    日本近代文学大辞典 編集小田切進 日本近代文学館 講談社 昭和
    v.1-3人名、v.4 事項、v.5 新聞・雑誌、v.6 索引・その他
    (EA REF: PL726.55 .N485)
Military Science
  • B¯oei y¯ogo jiten = Defence of Japan / Manabe Masayuki hencho.
    Tokyo: Kokusho Kank¯okai, Heisei 12[2000]
    防衛用語事典 真邉正行 編著  国書刊行会 平成
    (EA REF: U25 B64 2000)
  • Buki Jiten = Dictionary of the weapon / Ichikawa Sadaharu cho. Shohan.
    Tokyo: Shin Kigensha, 1996 (1998 printing)
    ISBN: 4883172791 [358p.: ill.; 21cm]
    Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p329-341) and index.
    武器事典 市川定春著 初版 新紀元社
    (EA REF: U800 I24 1996)
Music
  • Shin ongaku jiten. Dai 1-satsu
    Tokyo: Ongaku no Tomosha, 1977-1982 [2v.: ill.; 20cm]
    Notes: Previous editions published under title: Ongaku jiten. Includes bibliographical references and index Contents; [1] Gakugo [2] Jinmei
    新音楽辞典 音楽の友者 (楽語・人名)
    (EA REF: ML100 O49 1977)
  • Shintei ongaku jinmei jiten / [hensh¯u Nichigai Asoshi¯etsu].
    Ongaku jinmei jiten = Musicians in Japan: a bibliographical dictionary.
    Tokyo: Nichigai Asoshi¯etsu: Hatsubaimoto Kinokuniya Shoten, 1996.
    ISBN: 4816913882 [58,709p. 22cm; includes index]
    新訂音楽人名事典 日外アソシエーツ 発売元紀伊国屋書店
    (EA REF: ML385 O533 1991)
Political Science
  • Seijigaku jiten = Encyclopedia of political science / hensh¯u iin Inoguchi Takashi [et al.]; hensh¯u ky¯oryoku ¯Okawa Masahiko [et al.] Shohan.
    Tokyo: K¯obunsha Heisei 12[2000]
    政治学事典 編集-猪口孝 編集協力-大川正彦 初版 弘文社 平成
    (EA REF: JA64 J3S45 2000)
Psychology
  • Shinrigaku jiten = The Yuhikaku dictionary of psychology / Nakajima Yoshiki [et al.] hensh¯u shohan
    Tokyo: Y¯uhikaku, 1999
    ISBN: 4641002592 [1086p.: ill.; 22cm]
    Library of Congress Subject Heading(s):
    Notes: includes bibliographical references (p.913-976) and indexes.
    心理学事典 中島義明 編集 初版 有斐閣
    (EA REF: BF31 S57 1999)
Religion
  • ATLA Religion Database
    Nhon Sh¯uky¯o Jiten / Ono Tasuhiro. Shukusatsu-ban
    Tokyo: K¯obundo, 1994
    日本宗教事典 小野泰博 縮刷版 弘文堂
  • Shinsh¯uky¯o ky¯odan, jinbutsu jiten / Hensh¯u iin Inoue Nobutaka [et al.] Shohan
    Tokyo: K¯obundo, Heisei 8 [1996]
    ISBN: 4335160283 [xxxiv, 804p.:ill.,ports.;22cm]
    Notes: includes bibliographical references (p622-758) and indexes.
    新宗教団体・人物事典 編集委員会-井上順孝 初版 弘文堂 平成
    (EA REF: BL2207.5 S469 1996)
  • Sh¯uky¯ogaku Jiten.
    Tokyo: T¯oky¯o Daigaku Shuppankai, 1973 (1990 printing)
    宗教学辞典 東京大学出版会
    (EA REF: BL31 S52 1973)
  • Nihon Minzoku Sh¯uky¯o Jiten / Ikegami Yoshimasa [et al.] Hensh¯u.
    Tokyo: T¯oky¯od¯o Shuppan, 1998
    日本民族宗教 東京堂出版
    (EA REF: BL2203 N522 1998)
  • Shin Sh¯uky¯o Jiten / Hensh¯u Iin Inoue Nobutaka [et al.]
    Tokyo: K¯obund¯o, Heisei 2[1990] Shohan
    新宗教事典 編集委員会 井上順考 弘文堂 初版
    (EA REF: BL2202 S515 1990)
Buddhism
  • Mochizuku Bukky¯o Daijiten / Mochizuki Shinky¯o Cho; Z¯otei Tant¯osha Sekai Seiten Kank¯o Ky¯okai Tsukamoto Zenry¯o
    Kyoto: Sekai Seiten Kank¯o Ky¯okai, Sh¯owa 48-52 [1973-77] 10v.
    Notes: First ed. Published in1909 under title: Bukky¯o Dajjiten.
    望月仏教大辞典/望月信亨 著; 増訂担当者-世界聖典刊行協会 塚本善隆
    (EA REF: BL1403 .M63 1973)
  • Shin Bukky¯o jiten / Nakamura Hajime Kansh¯u; Ishida Mizumaro [et al.] hensh¯u shippitsu Z¯oho.
    Tokyo: Seishin Shob¯o, Sh¯owa 55[1980] (heisei 13[2001] printing)
    新・仏教辞典/中村元監修 石田瑞麿編集・執筆 増補 誠信書房 昭和 平成
    (EA REF: BL1403 S55 1980)
Shinto
  • Shint¯o Daijiten. Shukusatsu-ban
    Kyoto: Rinsen Shoten, Sh¯owa 61 [1986]
    神道大辞典 縮刷版 臨川書店
    (EA REF: BL2216.1 S55 1986)
  • Shint¯o Jiten / Kougakuin Daigaku Nihon Bunka Kenky¯ujo Hen.
    Tokyo: K¯obund¯o, Heisei 6[1994]
    神道事典/國學院大學日本文化研究所編 弘文堂
    (EA REF: BL2216.1.S53 1994)
  • Shint¯o Jiten.
    Tokyo: Jinja Shinp¯osha, Sh¯owa 62[1987] (Heisei 2[1990] printing) Reprint. Originally published: ¯Osaka : Hori Shoten, Sh¯owa 43[1968].
    神道辭典 神社新報社
    (EA REF: BL2261.1 S54 1987)
  • Shint¯o jinbutsu kenky¯u bunken mokuroku / Kokugakuin Daigaku Nihon Bunka Kenky¯ujo hen
    Tokyo: K¯obund¯o, Heisei 12[2000]
    神道人物研究文献目録/國學院大學日本文化研究所 編  弘文堂
    (EA REF: BL2220 S44 2000)
Christianity
  • Nihon Kirisutoky¯o Rekishi Daijiten.
    Tokyo: Ky¯obunkan, 1988
    日本キリスト教歴史大辞典 教文館
    (EA REF: BR1305 .H514 1988)
Others
  • Tenriky¯o Jiten / Tenri Daigaku Oyasato Kenky¯ujo Hen. Kaitei Shohan.
    Nara-ken Tenri-shi: Tenriky¯o D¯oy¯usha, 1997
    天理教事典/天理教大学付属おやさと研究所編 改定初版 天理教道友会
    (EA REF: BL2222 T4T3862n1997)
Social Welfare
  • Shakai fukushi y¯ogo jiten / hensh¯u iin daihy¯o Yamagata Fumiharu, Kashiwame Reih¯o. dai 2-han
    Ky¯oto: Mineruva Shob¯o, 2001
    社会福祉用語辞典 編集委員代表 山縣文治・柏女霊峰 第2版 ミネルヴァ書房
    (EA REF: HV12 S48 2001)
Sports
  • J¯ud¯o daijiten / kansh¯u Kan¯o Yukimitsu [et al]; [hensh¯u J¯ud¯o Daijiten Hensh¯u Iinkai]. Shohan
    Tokyo: Atene Shob¯o, 1999
    柔道大事典/監修 嘉納行光、編集 柔道大事典編集委員会 初版 アテネ書房
    (EA REF: GV1114 J83 1999)
  • Puro yaky¯u jinmei jiten 2001 = Biographical dictionary of Japan professional baseball players, 1936-2001 / Morioka Hiroshi hencho
    Tokyo: Nichigai Asoshi¯etsu: Hatsubaimoto Kinokuniya Shoten, 2001
    ISBN: 4816916695 [651p. 21cm]
    プロ野球人名事典 森岡浩編著 日外アソシエーツ 発売元 紀伊国屋書店
    (EA REF: GV865 A1P86 2001)
Thoughts
  • Hikaku shis¯o jiten / Nakamura Hajime kansh¯u; Mineshima Hideo sekinin hensh¯u.
    Tokyo: Tokyo Shoseki, 2000
    ISBN: 4487731801 [xv, 718p. 22cm]
    Notes: includes bibliographical references (p639-649) and indexes.
    比較思想事典 中村元/監修 峰島旭雄/責任編集 東京書籍
    (EA REF: B799 H526 2000)
  • Uyoku jiten / Hori Yukio cho.
    Tōkyō : Sanrei Shobō, 1991
    右翼辞典 / 堀幸雄著
    東京 : 三嶺書房, 1991.
    (EA REF JQ1684 H67 1991)