JGuide: Stanford Guide to Japan Resources

The J Guide is a topically arranged directory of online information resources in and about Japan, with focus on resources about Japan in the English language.


Japan-101.com is… An overview of Japan told with illustrated articles, opinions and stories.

Doug Mansfield has attempted to build a site that offers brief articles with lots of photos on all aspects of Japan, rather than a collection of links.

Japan Zone

A comprehensive website covering many aspects of Japan and Japanese culture.

Japanese Lifestyle Japan Guide

Japanese Lifestyle bills itself is one of the most comprehensive guides to Japan and Japanese culture on the Internet and from what I can see it probably is. There are lots of topics covered, such as city information (which includes VERY extensive information on Tokyo and its districts), culture, fashion, food, language (basic) and more.


“JapaneseLearning.com came on line March 10, 2003. Before that time it was a little site I created in April 2002 during my last year of University called: Aaron Jones’ Japanese Learning Web. Now that I am done University I felt that I should expand and develop this site. So I then registered the name JapaneseLearning.com and started to redevelop the site. My goal behind this … [ Read more ]

Portals to the World Japan

Resource groupings include the following topics:
– General Resources
– Business, Commerce, Economy
– Culture
– Education
– Embassies
– Geography
– Government, Politics, Law
– Health
– History
– Language and Literature
– Libraries, Archives
– Listservs, Newsgroups
– Media and Communications
– Organizations
– Recreation and Travel
– Religion and Philosophy
– Society
– Science and Technology
– Search Engines
– Japanese American Resources

Japan – A Country Study

This volume is one in a continuing series of books prepared by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the Department of the Army. It describes and analyzes the political, economic, social, and national security systems and institutions, and examines the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors. The … [ Read more ]

The World Factbook – Japan

This is the Japan country section of the World Factbook by the CIA. This is truly one of the most useful resources for quick information on any country, including in this case Japan. Categories covered include:
– Introduction
– Geography
– People
– Government
– Economy
– Communications
– Transportation
– Military
– Transnational Issues


A nice comprehensive site about Japan. Find topics including:
– Sightseeing guides
– Hotel search
– A job search feature
– Cellular Phones in Japan
– Travel News
– Living in Japan
– Information pages
– Forums
– Shopping and Business
– Photo Gallery

Make sure you also check out the members area where you can search for penpals and place/view … [ Read more ]

Japan Information Network

A thorough set of links on all aspects of Japan. Featured resources include:
– NIPPONIA, a quarterly magazine introducing contemporary Japanese culture and society to people all over the world
– Trends in Japan, short, engaging dispatches on the latest trends in Japanese business and economy; science and education; society; sports; and fashion, arts, and entertainment.
– Japan Access, concise introductions of … [ Read more ]

Global Window: A Business Resource on Japan

A great general resource on Japan that includes useful topics such as Japan at a glance, conducting business, understanding your counterpart, tips for travel, economy, people & culture, legal considerations, etc.

Jim Breen’s Japanese Page

This is a site by the man behind the WWWJDIC, which you can read all about here. He also has good stuff about ukiyo-e and lots of interesting links (many duplicated on this site).