An evolving list of free content being provided by publishers and vendors during the COVID-19 crisis
Maruzen E-books Currently 2788 titles are available for Harvard readers.
E-book Publishers includes: 岩波書店、東京大学出版、吉川弘文堂、平凡社、みすず書房、勉誠出版 and more.
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Internet Archive includes 2598 Japanese books published recently. Books are available to one borrower at a time using controlled digital lending.
JapanKnowledge ID Over 80 titles of essential reference books and multi-volume sets are available online. Selected titles are below. Access to individual contents via the main entry of JapanKnowledge.
平凡社 東洋文庫 (772 volumes)
小学館 新編 日本古典文学全集 (88 volumes)
人物叢書 新装版 (270 volumes)
Japanese Open Access resources
Japan Search National platform to discover over 21 million items with 3.1 million contents publicly accessible. Created by National Diet Library of Japan.
Cultural Japan Launched in August 2020, a discovery site for over 1 million Japanese items
IIIF Discovery in Japan Over 470,000 titles of Japanese materials that are digitized in Japan are searchable and accessible. Contributing 19 institutions include National Diet Library, University of Tokyo, Kyoto University, National Institute of Japanese Literature and more.
Selected e-books titles
Kikuzo Visual II for Libraries 聞蔵IIビジュアル for Libraries ID 朝日新聞 (1879-present).
Maisaku 毎日新聞 ID (1872-Present)
The Hoji Shinbun Digital Collection Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Japan Times (1897-2018) ID
Japan Advertiser (1913-1940) included in Japan Times Archive
The Times Supplements: Japanese Section (1910-1916) ID
The Trans-Pacific (Sep 1919 - 1921) Via Hathi Trust.
Japan Weekly Mail 1870 (Vol.1, #1-50)
The Anglo-Japanese Gazette (Vol. 1-2, July 1902-June 1903)