Japan Center for Asian Historical Records (JACAR)

Database

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.

*In Japanese, Chinese, Korean or English

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Japan Center for Asian Historical Records (JACAR)

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