Associations, Organizations and Research Centers

Association of Asian Studies (AAS)
Professional association open to all persons interested in Asia
Council of East Asian Libraries (CEAL)
East Asia librarians' forum for the discussion of unique to East Asia libraries. Provides links to the Internet resources on China, Japan and Korea.
Japan Foundation
Supports variety of cultural exchange programs including Japan Studies and Japanese language education.
Ohara Institute for Social Research, Hosei University English page
Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University English page
North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources (NCC)
National Institute of Population and Social Security Research English page
Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo English page
National Institutes for the Humanities
Provides combined resources of 5 institutions (National Museum of Japanese History, National Institute of Japanese Literature, International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Research Institute for Humanities and Nature and National Museum of Ethnology) on culture and humanities.
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