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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.

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List of select dictionaries in JapanKnowledge:

  • Digital Daijisen デジタル大辞泉
  • Nihon kokugo daijiten 日本国語大辞典
  • Shinsen Kan-Wa jiten 新選漢和辞典
  • Jitsū 字通
  • Kadokawa kogo daijiten 角川古語大辞典
  • Kokushi daijiten 国史大辞典
  • Bukkyōgo daijiten 仏教語大辞典
  • Kadokawa Nihon chimei daijiten 角川日本地名大辞典
  • Shōgakkan Random House Ei-Wa daijiten 小学館ランダムハウス英和大辞典
  • Progressive Wa-Ei chūjiten プログレッシブ和英中辞典
  • Gendai yōgo no kiso chishiki 現代用語の基礎知識

Check with the Japanese Studies Librarian about additional titles.

Biographical Information

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

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