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Syracuse University Libraries

East Asia: Japan

Japanese Newspapers

Asahi Shimbun (in Japanese)

Asahi Shimbun (in English)
Asahi Shimbun is considered one of the biggest daily newspapers in the world.

Japan Times (in English)
Founded in 1897, Japan Times is Japan's oldest English language newspaper.

Mainichi Shimbun (in Japanese)

Nikkei (in Japanese)

Yomiuri Shimbun (in Japanese)

Yomiuri Shimbun (in English)
Founded in 1874, Yomiuri Shimbun has the largest circulation of any newspaper in Japan.

Books and Subject Headings on Japan

For electronic books, try searching in ACLS Humanities E-Book.  This database provides full-text and full-page-image access to titles in most humanities disciplines and in area studies.  The books included have been recommended by scholars as significant contributions to their respective fields.

The following is a sample list of books in the library collection related to Japan.  You can find more using the Discover search box on the left.

  1. The arc of Japan’s economic development / Arthur J. Alexander.

  2. Beauty up : exploring contemporary Japanese body aesthetics / Laura Miller.

  3. Bonds of civility : aesthetic networks and the political origins of Japanese culture / Eiko Ikegami.

  4. Colonizing sex : sexology and social control in modern Japan / Sabine Frühstück.

  5. Japan in the 21st century : environment, economy, and society / Pradyumna P. Karan (Pradyumna Prasad).

  6. Japan’s minorities : the illusion of homogeneity / edited by Michael Weiner.

  7. Modern Japan : a very short introduction /Christopher S. Goto-Jones.

  8. Religion and national identity in the Japanese context.

  9. Understanding modern Japan : a political economy of development, culture and global power / P. W. (Peter Wallace) Preston.

Also check out these sample subject headings:

  1. Japan--Civilization

  2. Japan--Commerce

  3. Japan--Economic conditions

  4. Japan--Economic policy

  5. Japan--Ethnic relations

  6. Japan--Foreign relations

  7. Japan--History

  8. Japan--Politics and government

  9. Japan--Religion

  10. Japan--Social life and customs

  11. National characteristics, Japanese