Fully searchable and browsable databases including English-Japanese and Japanese-English dictionaries, Encyclopedia Nipponica and Encyclopedia of Japan, articles published in a weekly magazine Ekonomisuto, collection of Tōyō bunko series and other visual and sound databases. Also includes Jitsu – online kanji dictionary/reference tool for the meaning of the Chinese characters,  JKBooks and Fuzoku Gaho as well as “Iwanami Shoten, Publishers” (Iwanami Shoten).

Avalable with support from Japan Foundation.

JapanKnowledge guides on YouTube (in Japanese)

JapanKnowledge user guide can be found here.

Please note: Only 4 simultaneous users allowed: always remember to log-out when you finishing using the database!

Service Notice: 09:00-19:00 on Saturday, 25th Feb. 2023 (Japan Time)
Suspended service for all JapanKnowledge Services








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