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LIBRARY GUIDE TO Japanese History Pathfinder

Internet Sites

Meta Sites

WWW-VL History Index - Scroll down about one-half way and you will find many links to history sites.

Voice of the Shuttle: Japan


CIA World Factbook - Basic information about each country.

Japan - A Country Study - From the Library of Congress, this book provides extensive information on each country.

H-Japan - This site is good for discussions, forums and book reviews.

H-Asia - Ditto.

Historical Text Archive - Extensive collection of links to many topics.

Japanese War Crimes

Researching Japanese War Crimes

History of Japan: An Annotated Directory of Internet Sources
This is an outstanding collection of sites from prehistory to postwar Japan.

Internet East Asian History Sourcebook - There are three important "chapters" here: Traditional Japan; Japan as a World Power; and Postwar Japan.

Periods of Japanese History - Arranged by period from ancient times to the present. Each period provides an essay with many links.

History of Japan - This is a nice collection of annotated sites.

Texts and Documents

Hiroshima Archive - Mostly pictures.

Nagasaki Journey - Pictures and recollections of the bombing.

Atomic Bomb: Decision - Documents dealing with the decision to drop the bomb.

Constitution and Laws

Birth of the Constitution of Japan

Maps and Atlases

Japan Atlas

Japan Maps - Includes city, regional and historical maps. (From the University of Texas)

Japanese Historical Maps


Timelines and Chronologies

History - Overview

Japanese History: A Timeline


Bibliography of Japanese History Up to 1912

Dan Ring
Dan Ring The content of this guide was originally curated by Dan Ring.


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