Japanese studies resources

Library Collections

ANU Japan collection

The Australian National University’s Asia-Pacific collection is widely regarded as the most comprehensive tertiary-level collection on Asia and the Pacific in the region. The Japan collection has traditionally focussed on the humanities fields of philosophy, religion, history (pre-Meiji), local history and geography, linguistics and literature. In recent years the emphasis has moved towards law, politics, international relations, economics and trade and post-Meiji history. Importantly, increasingly strong electronic collections have been made available to support these areas of study. The Japan collection also includes the special gift collection of the Toyo Keizai Bunko, the Japan through western eyes microform collection and an extensive range of online and CD ROM/DVD resources.

ANU scholars and students can also suggest books for the library to purchase.  Submit your suggestion online or by contacting the Japan collection librarian.

ANU Library Japan internet resources


National Library of Australia  -  Japanese collection and services 

The  National Library of Australia's Japanese collection boasts the largest library collection on Japan in the Southern Hemisphere. The collection serves scholars nationwide, and reference enquiries are always welcome.  The library also offers study grants and fellowship positions to scholars researching on Japan to use the Library's collection.

ContactMs Mayumi Shinozaki,  Curator, Japanese Collection, Asian Collections, National Library of Australia

National Library of Australia Japan eResources


Other ANU Resources


CartoGIS at ANU creates high quality maps, diagrams and interactive products, undertakes data analysis in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), maintains valuable resources including GIS data for use in mapping and analysis, is home to a hardcopy and digital map collection focusing on Asia and the Pacific, and a collection of world and country-specific atlases.

The work of CartoGIS supports education, research and outreach activities in the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific and the wider ANU community. Their maps and diagrams appear in academic books and journals, HDR student theses, on websites and in talks or lectures.

CartoGIS have an extensive collection of maps on Japan. Searches can be made via the Maps Online Website for archived maps produced by CartoGIS and also the Map Collection Map Series Index, although the map collection also holds many individual hard copy maps not listed on the index website.

CartoGIS services are available to all ANU academic and professional staff and HDR students: please request work via their online request form. As resources allow they are also available for non-ANU commissions: enquiries may be made via email to cap.cartogis@anu.edu.au. Learn more from their brochure and get in touch to discuss your Japan mapping requirements.

Updated:  27 November 2018/Responsible Officer:  JI Management Group/Page Contact:  Japan Institute