NNC resource

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.

  • In Japanese and English

JapanKnowledge guides on youtube


Please note:

JapanKnowledge service suspension due to its system maintenance  9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Saturday, 25 Sep. 2021 (Japan Time)

Suspended service: All JapanKnowledge Services (JapanKnowledge Lib, Select contents and JKBooks)