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JAPN 400 - Advanced Modern Japanese: Reading and Writing I

Library research guide for Michiko Suzuki Sensei's JAPN400: Advanced Modern Japanese: Reading and Writing I (Winter 2022).

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Getting Started

This is the library research guide for Suzuki-sensei's JAPN400: Advanced Modern Japanese: Reading and Writing I (Winter 2022). The course involves selected texts covering various aspects of Japanese cultural history and contemporary Japanese culture/society.

This guide is specifically intended to help the JAPN 400 students write the Japanese language course report on the notable figures in Japanese cultural history.

Online Reference Resources

JapanKnowledge Lib. contains the following biographical dictionaries:

  • Biographical dictionary of Japan 日本人名大辞典
  • Iwanami great world biographical dictionary 世界人名大辞典
  • Dictionary of fictional and legendary characters 日本架空伝承人名事典
  • Bibliography of Japanese biographies 日本人物文献目録

Citing Japanese Sources

Reading Aids