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Japan Studies

Subject Guides for Japan studies

Welcome to the Japan Studies research guide.

This page provides some starting points for your research on Japan. You will also find in-depth information about the Library collections as well as links to freely available web-sites.

Use the links on the left of the page to find information by category and on the right for related information.

If you have research questions, please contact Momoko Sekido (


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For more details, contact your Subject Librarian or see the Training and events calendar


Book recommendations

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"Album of Kabuki actor prints by artists of the Katsukawa school. Japan, Edo, 1780-90s. Colour woodblock prints: hosoban. JWP 41 (14-16)