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Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

Special Collections in Japanese University Libraries

The main purpose of this project is to create a bilingual (German-Japanese) annotated bibliography about special collections (tokushu korekushon or bunko) kept at Japanese universities. This will be achieved based on a survey submitted to 627 Japanese university libraries. Such a reference work is not only for the German-speaking academia in Japanese studies a much-needed desideratum, but also in Japan. A German entry and a Japanese entry is regarded as one whole entity. Much importance will be attached to a coordinated and complete bilingualism of the indices.


Claus Harmer
System Administrator

Previous Staff

Matthias Koch
Social and Economic History of Japan, Business History, Germany and Japan in Comparative Studies, German-Japanese Relations
Head of German-Japanese Relations and Comparisons Section