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Japanese Studies Resources

A general research guide for Japanese Studies at the UBC Asian Library. Access to some resources may be restricted to the UBC faculty, staff, and students.

Covid-19 Update

While UBC Library branches remain closed until further notice, your subject librarian is available to answer reference questions and meet with you online to discuss your research needs. Please email the Japanese Studies Librarian, Tomoko Kitayama Yen, to send inquiries or book an online appointment. You may also use the automated booking system by clicking on the "Schedule Appointment" button in the "Research Help" box on the left.

This guide provides a general list of library resources available for teaching, learning, and research in Japanese studies. For the links to course guides, please see the Japanese Studies Course Guides section. For the links to the guides on specific subjects and related guides, please see the Related Research Guides section.

For a quick guide on Japanese language remote resources and services, please see the Asian Library Remote Resources and Services and its Japanese Language Resources section.

Welcome - Meet Your Librarian

Introduction for Japanese Language Learners: Meet Your Librarian

Introduction for researchers and students who use Japanese language resources

Related Guides - By Subject

►Watch a 7-minute video on finding and using Japanese Canadian Resources.