Japan Center for Asian Historical Records

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The materials accessible through the Internet are materials considered useful for understanding Japan’s past relationship with various neighboring Asian countries and regions, which the Japanese Government’s various institutions are making available to the public from among their collections, spanning from the beginning of the Meiji era to the end of the Pacific War. With its online information system, JACAR currently provides access through the Internet to official documents of 3 collection institutions, including their reports of investigation. These official documents are sorted according to the cataloging systems of their respective collection institutions, and compiled in “files” of varying formats and units of item or period, etc. The files are further sorted into individual historical record “items” with their own titles, according to their subject matter.

  • The National Archives of Japan
  • Diplomatic Archives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
  • The National Institute for Defense Studies of the Ministry of Defense

*In Japanese, Chinese, Korean or English

Japan Center for Asian Historical Records