Researching Topics About Japan
Study/Travel/Work in Japan
Resources in the Sturgis Library Catalog
To find articles use the Sturgis Library databases such as SuperSearch or Proquest Research Library or many of the others available. When searching for topics related to Japan it may be advisable to use the subject option and enter "Japan" OR "Japanese".
Also, some databases have a Geographic location option under advanced search.
Periodicals related to Japan
The Journal of Japanese Studies
"The Journal of Japanese Studies is the most influential journal dealing with research on Japan available in the English language. Since 1974, it has published the results of scholarly research on Japan in a wide variety of social science and humanities disciplines, as well as translations of articles from Japanese and substantive book reviews" (Project Muse description).
Social Science Japan Journal
Scholarly social science articles on modern Japan.
Official journal of the British Association for Japanese Studies
A publication from the Sumitomo corporation which includes short articles on industry and culture in Japan. Older copies are available in print:
Covers issues, trends & controversies across all industries in Japan with a particular focus on foreigners already established here, or those hoping to break into the market.
Asia Pacific Journal
Peer-reviewed, open source journal that offers"in-depth critical analysis of the forces shaping the Asia-Pacific . . . and the world. The Asia-Pacific Journal seeks to illuminate the geopolitics, economics, history, society, culture, international relations and forces for change in the modern and contemporary Asia-Pacific."
Books on Japan
Call Number: DS836 .T87 1977 (Sturgis Library General Collection - 2nd Floor)
Publication Date: 1977-01-01
Emperor of Japan
Call Number: DS882.7 .K44 2002 (Sturgis Library General Collection - 2nd Floor)
Publication Date: 2002-04-10
Call Number: DS891 .K538 2011 (Sturgis Library General Collection - 2nd Floor)
Publication Date: 2010-08-16
Politics and International Relations
Japan's Nuclear Crisis
Call Number: JQ1631 .C37 2012 (Sturgis Library General Collection - 2nd Floor )
Publication Date: 2012-01-15
Call Number: JQ1631 .S76 2008 (Sturgis Library General Collection - 2nd Floor)
Publication Date: 2008-04-07
Japan in the 21st Century
Call Number: DS806 .K385 2005 (Sturgis Library General Collection - 2nd Floor)
Publication Date: 2005-02-18
Call Number: E169.12 .K46 2007 (Sturgis Library General Collection - 2nd Floor)
Publication Date: 2007-11-13
Japan-American Society of Georgia
501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to promote mutual understanding between the people of Japan and the State of Georgia through establishing and promoting ties and programs in the areas of culture, customs, education, commerce and politics (from website).
Japan Studies Association
"JSA is a non-profit, tax-exempt national organization that has been working to spread understanding of Japanese culture since 1995" (JSA website).
Links to stories related to Japan from various news sources.
Below are a few news resources available for free online. The library's access to LexisNexis is another way to search for news about Japan or Japanese publications (includes The Japan Times, The Daily Yomiuri, & The Nikkei Weekly).
One of the major English language newspapers in Japan.
Blogs/Forums related to Japan
Japanamerica by Roland Kelts
Posts on Japanese popular culture. Roland Kelts will be speaking at KSU on April 10, 2014.
East Asia Forum
East Asia Forum is a platform for analysis and research on politics, economics, business, law, security, international relations and society relevant to public policy, centred on the Asia Pacific region...Based out of the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University (from website).
Shisaku by Michael Cucek
Posts on Japanese politics and society from a resident of Tokyo since 1994.
Work in Japan
KSU Education Abroad
Search for Japan under Get Started-->Find a Program
Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Scholarship
The Japanese Government Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Monbukagakusho or MEXT) sponsors the Monbukagakusho Scholarship to enable foreign students from 160 countries to study Japanese language and culture at the undergraduate level, to train in methods of teaching Japanese as a foreign language, and to research a broad range of topics at the graduate level in Japanese universities.
Japan Tourism Agency
The Japan Tourism Agency was inaugurated on October 1, 2008. The Japanese government is currently working to enhance tourism-related measures, towards the ultimate goal of creating a tourism nation. The JTA was newly established as an organization to serve as the hub for these efforts, and drive their deployment.
Japan National Tourism Organization
Includes suggestions for places to visit, itineraries, places to stay, and restaurants.
The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme has three positions: Assistant Language Teacher (ALT), Coordinator for International Relations (CIR), or Sports Exchange Advisor (SEA)
In addition to job advertisements, the site includes information about apartments and living in Japan.