From Harvard collection
New online contents: both via VPN
Asahi Digital (Please make sure to log out each time.)
Hollis for Archival Discovery New Hollis tool to discover primary sources including letters, photographs, film and video, print items, digital materials, and objects in Special collections and archives.
Japan News Digital Archive Launched in 1955, The Japan News is an English-language daily published by The Yomiuri Shimbun. Known by several different names during its history (Japan News, Yomiuri Japan News, The Yomiuri, The Daily Yomiuri), The Japan News adopted its current name in 2013.
Rafu Shimpo Digital Archive the longest running Japanese American newspaper in the United States. The paper began in 1903 supporting the small but growing Japanese community in the Little Tokyo area of Los Angeles, California. (1914-2018)
COVID-19 Open Access Resources An evolving list of free content being provided by publishers and vendors during the COVID-19 crisis
Remote Access Contents for Japanese resources
Kigoshi Osamu Collection Rich in contemporary culture, donated in 2019
Harvard Alumni now can access to JapanKnowledge
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
Harvard-Yenching Library Japanese Digital Collection- Rare Books (ongoing project)
Manchukuo related postcards of Harvard-Yenching Library (some 2400 cards are now digitized)
And they are also found here: Linked Archive of Asian Postcards
Manchuria Daily News (1912-1941)
Japan Advertiser (1913-1940) included in Japan Times Archive
Japan Year Book (1933-1952)
New Titles at JapanKnowledge
HOLLIS+: a new discovery tool that allows you to search Books and Articles together, and more. ID
HOLLIS Classic: able to search using "phrase", call number, and non-Roman characters.
OASIS (Online Archival Search Information System): finding aids for archival and manuscript collections.
VIA (Visual Information Access): a catalog to images owned by Harvard, dose not incude original characters.
A Selection of Web-Accessible Collections : including Yenching's Hedda Morrison photo collection.
Open Collections program: virtual collections of thematically linked material selected from numerous Harvard repositories
Petzold Scrolls Collection
Some 450 scrolls held by Yenching Library's are viewable.
Yenching Books in GBS some 100 books are included in Google Book Search.
This site aims to be your research navigator for Japanese studies.
Your questions, suggestions, and feedback are most critical to make this tool useful.
Kuniko Yamada McVey Librarian for the Japanese Collection voice: 617-495-3395
For beyond Medieval Japan: Research Guide for Japanese Studeis