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Philosophy and Religion
Encyclopedia Mythica Internet encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, and religion
Philosophy/Ethics/Religious Studies WWW List in Japan This page is being prepared by K. Nagasaki.
Philosophy Research Base Categorized by history, subject and author, this meta-index integrates text resources with the best online resources.
The Unbound Bible The Unbound Bible is a collection of searchable Bibles.

East European Studies Web Links Association for East European Studies (AEES), Japan
Era name / A. D. Convertor National Institute of Informatics Japanese
History On-line History On-line provides information resources for the teaching and learning of history.
History Web Links (新・歴史学関係Webサイト調査) Japanese
Hyper History Online Over 2,000 files covering 3,000 years of world history.
National Archives of Japan The National Archives is an organization for preserving, as historical materials, government documents and other records of importance received by the Prime Minister from various governmental organs, and providing them for public use.
National Institute of Japanese Literature National Institute of Japanese Literature (NIJL) is a research institute for the study of Japanese literature, and comprehensively collects and studies those materials.

Country and Region
Countries Japan International Cooperation Agency
Country Country offer more than 26,000 pages of content covering a wide-range of topics.
Country Studies: Area Handbook Series The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.
Library of Congress
Google maps Google Maps is a Google service offering powerful, user-friendly mapping technology and local business information.
INCORE Internet Country Guides INCORE Internet Guides provide information about internet resources on conflict and ethnicity specific to particular countries and regions.
Infonation Compare country data
United Nations
National Geographic National Geographic Society
Regional Affairs The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
Reports and Statistics Japan External Trade Organization : JETRO
Research Activities: Browse by Region IDE Library
Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources Internet directory of over 2000 annotated links to high-quality English-language sources of information and analysis in a wide range of international affairs, international studies, and international relations topics.
Virtual Library: Regional Studies African, Asian, Latin American, European, …
World Fact Book The online Factbook is updated periodically throughout the year.
Central Intelligence Agency
The World and Japan Institute of Oriental Culture, University of Tokyo, Akihiko Tanaka Professor, International Relations

Person and Organization
Biography Center Biography-center is a huge directory of biographies available on the Web.
Biographical Directory of the US Congress Search for information on members of the US Congress from 1774 to the present day by entering a name, position or state.
Biological Dictionary The dictionary covers more than 33,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day.
Directory of Development Organizations Resource guide to development organizations and the internet
Grants and Related Resources
Middle East biographic dictionary (近現代中東人名辞典) Japanese
NGO Arena Japanese
ReaD: Directory Database of Research and Development Activities ReaD collects and provides scientific information on research institutes, researchers, research projects and research resources in Japan.
Researcher A-Z list (研究者総覧一覧) Japanese

Social science
Aidai Roppou (愛大六法) Aichi University, Faculty of Law
Bibliography of Japanese Sociology Japan Sociological Society (JSS) maintains a database of bibliographic information of sociological literature either written by Japanese researchers or published in Japan.
Japan Sociological Sociology
Dai-ichi Hoki (第一法規) Japanese
Duhaime's Law Dictionary Law, Legal information, Justoce ...
EDMARS-GIFU Gifu University, Faculty of Education, Graduate School of Education
Educational Library National Institute for Educational Policy Research
ERIC: Education Resource Information Center ERIC - the Education Resources Information Center - is an online digital library of education research and information. (法庫) Japanese
Hourei data teikyo system (法令データ提供システム) Japanese
HRAF : Human Relations Area Files The Human Relations Area Files, Inc. (HRAF) is an internationally recognized organization in the field of cultural anthropology.
IDEAS largest bibliographic database dedicated to Economics and available freely on the Internet. Over 600'000 items of research can be browsed or searched, and over 500'000 can be downloaded in full text.
Intute: Social Sciences Intute are a free online service providing you with access to the very best Web resources for education and research
The Japanese-Language Institute The Japanese-Language Institute run "training programs to educate leading human resources of Japanese-language education overseas" and assist "development & production of Japanese-language educational materials".
Links to Statistical Agencies Statistics Bureau and the Director-General for Policy Planning (Statistical Standards)
Securities Glossary (証券用語解説集) Japanese
Shiryo: Municipal bylaw database in Japan ... etc. (資料: 全国条例データベースほか) Department of Law and Policy, Kagoshima University
Social Science Japan Data Archive The SSJ Data Archive is a comprehensive archive of social science data concerning Japan.
University of Tokyo, Institute of Social Science
Sociological Tour Through Cyberspace Essays, data analyses, and links on sociologies of knowledge, death, aging, family, time, and inequality.
SocioSite Social Science Information System based at the University of Amsterdam
SocioWeb Guide to Sociological Resources on the Internet
Source OECD The OECD's Online Library of Statistical Databases, Books and Periodicals
Sources of the Law
Statistics Bureau and the Director-General for Policy Planning (Statistical Standards) Statistics Bureau and the Director-General for Policy Planning (Statistical Standards) play a pivotal role in conducting major censuses and surveys, and coordinating the government’s statistical activities, respectively...
Statistical Sites on the World Wide Web U.S. Department of Labor
Statistics Glossary An on-line glossary of statistical terms
Tosho Bunko The TOSHO BUNKO, founded in 1936, is the first textbook library in Japan. Its collection consists of textbooks of all school subjects and of related materials, and the number of items is now 150,000.
Tokyo Shoseki
UNESCO Institute for Statistics Global and internationally comparable statistics on education, science, culture and communication.
United Nations Databases United Nations
Women's Human Rights Resources The Women's Human Rights Resources Programme (WHRR) collects, organizes and disseminates information on women's human rights law to facilitate research, teaching and cooperation.
WSSLINKS Women and Gender Studies Web Sites WSSLINKS is to provide access to a wide range of resources in support of Women's Studies.

Science and Technology
ASCII computer term dictionary (アスキーデジタル用語辞典) Japanese
Database for Patents and Other Research Results J-STORE provides the research results of universities, national research institutes, JST,etc, that are capable of being licensed for application to provide companies.
National Center for Industrial Property Information and Training National Center for Industrial Property Information and Training provides comprehensive information on industrial property.
USPTO: United States Patent and Trademark Office United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) promote the progress of science and the useful arts by securing for limited times to inventors the exclusive right to their respective discoveries.

Development studies
BRIDGE BRIDGE supports gender advocacy and mainstreaming efforts by bridging the gaps between theory, policy and practice with accessible and diverse gender information in print and online.
Institute Development Studies
British Library for Development Studies Europe's largest research collection on economic and social change in developing countries
BUBL Link: Development Studies Catalogue of Internet Resources
Data & Statistics World Bank
Development Gateway Development Gateway portal for development information and knowledge sharing worldwide.
Developing World News, Web Links, Mail magazine, Mailinglist ... etc.
eldis Eldis's aim is to share the best in development policy, practice and research.
Institute Development Studies
Global System for Sustainable Development GSSD is an adaptive and evolving global knowledge system dedicated to sustainable development based on distributed networking principles and practices.
International Research Development Center The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is a Crown corporation created by the Parliament of Canada in 1970 to help developing countries use science and technology to find practical, long-term solutions to the social, economic, and environmental problems they face.
National Strategies for Sustainable Development National Strategies for Sustainable Development provides tools to assist in promoting dialogues on national strategies for sustainable development and providing necessary background information and reference material in support of these dialogues.
Oneworld The OneWorld network and portal brings you the latest news, action, campaigns and organisations in human righs and global issues across five continents and in 11 different languages, published across its international site, regional editions, and thematic channels.
SD Gateway SD Gateway provide services over 1,200 documents available in SD Topics, a calendar of events, a job bank, the Sustainability Web Ring, a roster of mailing lists(listservs) and news sites dealing with sustainable development.
USAID USAID provides economic and humanitarian assistance in more than 100 countries to provide a better future for all.
Virtual Library: International Development Web Links about International Development
World Food Programme The world's frontline organisation fighting hunger

AGRIS AGRIS is the international information system for the agricultural sciences and technology.
CGIAR CGIAR mission is to achieve sustainable food security and reduce poverty in developing countries through scientific research and research-related activities in the fields of agriculture, forestry, fisheries, policy, and environment.
Norin Suisan Kenkyu Library (農林水産研究ライブラリ) Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Information Technology Center

Artcyclopedia The Guide to Great Art on the Internet
IMDb Internet Movie Database
LyricsWorld Lyrics Search Engine
Movie review Query Engine The Movie Review Query Engine the largest online database for movie reviews.

Acronym Finder Acronym Finder is the world's largest and most comprehensive dictionary of acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms.
The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language
Cambridge Dictionaries Online Multi-lingual translation
Eijiro (英辞郎 on the Web) English-Japanese Dictionary and Japanese-English Dictionary
Ethnologue An encyclopedic reference work cataloging all of the world’s 6,912 known living languages
goo Dictionary (goo 辞書) "Dai jilin (大辞林)", "EXCEED English-Japanese Dictionary", "EXCEED Japanese-English Dictionary" ... etc.
Linguistics and Language-Related Web Sites in Japan This page is maintained by GOTOO Hitosi, professor of the Department of Linguistics at the Graduate School of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University, Sendai, JAPAN.
English Grammer Guide ( The free online reference and guide for English grammar, writing, punctuation and learning.
Onelook Dictionary Search 13,090,565 words in 1100 dictionaries indexed. contains more than 1,600 articles about 2,500 Western signs, arranged into 54 groups according to their graphic characteristics.
Translation and Dictionary (翻訳と辞書 : 翻訳のためのインターネットリソース) Online resources of Linguistics and Translation
Japanese YourDictionary is a free online dictionary and much more. The free dictionary search gives you definitions, thesaurus entries, spelling, pronunciation, and etymology results for your word.

American Verse Project American Verse Project is assembling an electronic archive of volumes of American poetry prior to 1920.
Quotations Page Quotations Page have over 26,000 quotations online from over 3,100 authors, and more are added daily. Quotation dictionary

Mailing list・Mail magazine
DevForum E-Discussions and Communities The DevForum was launched in 1998 to promote and stimulate public debate, multi-directional knowledge-sharing, and learning on key development issues and challenges facing the development community and the world's poor.
World Bank
Electronic Mailing Lists This list of electronic mailing lists related to sustainable development has been compiled by IISD.
FASID Mail (FASIDメール自動配信サービス) FASID: Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development
H-Net Discussion Network H-Net's e-mail lists function as electronic networks, linking professors, teachers and students in an egalitarian exchange of ideas and materials.
JICA Mail magazine (JICA メールマガジン) JICA: Japan International Cooperation Agency
Gakujutu Jinbunkei Japanese Mailing List (学術人文系日本語メーリング・リスト案内) Japanese
Catalyst (カタリスト: 途上国援助を考えるメールマガジン) Japanese
Mailing List in Japan (月刊ML紹介) Japanese

Search engine・Resources
ACADEMIC RESOURCE GUIDE (ARG) Science, Internet, Computer and ...
ARIADNE - Resources for Arts & Humanities Resources for Arts & Humanities
CiteSeer.IST CiteSeer is a scientific literature digital library and search engine that focuses primarily on the literature in computer and information science.
Digital Library from the Meiji Era (近代デジタルライブラリー) National Diet Library
Dnavi National Diet Library Database Navigation Service
Effective Searching Links of search engine
GeNii: NII Scholarly and Academic Information Portal National Institute of Informatics
google scholar Provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts and articles.
Index to Resources on Internet (インターネット学術情報インデックス) Digital Library Division, Information Technology Center, University of Tokyo
Internet for Librarian (図書館員のためのインターネット) Links of Library Science and Information Science
Internet Library for Librarians A Popular Information Resource Site for Librarians
Internet Public Library The Internet Public Library is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment founded at the University of Michigan School of Information and hosted by Drexel University's College of Information Science & Technology.
Literary Database Compendium Links to Free Searchable Databases This site is offerd by Jissen Women's University Library.
Main Portals Main Web Portals, Directory, Index, Guide, Meta Search, Best Search Engines, Top Sites, Biggest Online Super Stores, Shopping Price Comparison, Travel, etc.
SCIRUS SCIRUS is the most comprehensive scientific research tool on the web. With over 450 million scientific items indexed at last count, it allows researchers to search for not only journal content but also scientists' homepages, courseware, pre-print server material, patents and institutional repository and website information.
WARP National Diet Library Japan Web Archiving Project