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  Statistics
   
  Statistics Bureau, Ministry of Public Management: Home Affairs
    Provides comprehensive statistical data on most social indicators
   
  Case Study - Japan, Library of Congress
    A survey of various aspects of the country from the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress.
   
  The World Factbook - Japan, CIA
    Statistical information on geography, demographic, government, economy and communication on Japan.

 

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  History
   
  National Museum of Japanese History
    Internet gallery allows you to see their extensive collection. The site has links to various museums in Japan.
   
  Rekishi Kaido
    Provides access to various historical resources around the Kansai region by designating a main route and several theme routes.
   
  Edo-Matsu
  Provides interactive presentation on Edo period.

 

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  U.S.-Japan Relations
   
  Diplomatic Blue Book, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Features Japan's foreign policies and diplomatic relations, including U.S.-Japan relations.
   
  The National Security Archive: US-Japan Relations since 1960
    Diplomatic, Security, and Economic relations since 1960
   
  Sister Cities in Japan, Sister Cities International
    A list of sister cities between Japan and the U.S.
   
  A Short Chronology of Japanese American History
    A brief overview of Japanese immigrants in the U.S.

 

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  Politics/Government
   
  Japan Policy Research Institute
    Provides articles and discussions on Japan's public policies.
   
  Political Parties in Japan
    Descriptions and histories of the major political parties in Japan.

 

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  Business/Economy
   
  Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
    METI plays a central role in the development of policies on industry and international trade.
   
  White Paper on International Trade, METI
    Topics on globalization and the Asian crisis.
   
  Bank of Japan
    Homepage for the Bank of Japan, including monetary policy and financial reports.
   
  Economic and Fiscal Policy, Cabinet Office
    Indexes of business conditions and reports on a variety of business related topics.
   
  Japan Center for Economic Research
    Contains economic forecasts and articles on business and economic issues.
   
  Association of Japanese Business Studies
    International Association of professionals pursuing the exchange of information and ideas concerning the Japanese business system, and its economic, social and cultural environment.
   
  Chamber of Commerce in Japan
    A list of homepages for chambers of commerce throughout Japan by region.
   
  European Institute of Japanese Studies
    Homepage with statistics and data focusing on the Japanese economy.
   
  Keidanren
    Works to help promote awareness and understanding of the Japanese business community.

 

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  Culture
   
  JP NET Japanese Language and Culture Network, MIT
    The Japanese Language and Culture Network project seeks to build a clearing house for tools, services, and information for Japanese Language and Culture educators and students worldwide.
   
  Japan Association for Cultural Exchange (ACE Japan)
    Provides information on Japanese culture and society, including various databases and up-to-date articles on Japan. You can find information on films, art, and global education.
   
  J-Guide Stanford Guide to Japan Information Resources
    Comprehensive resources for politics, business, law, history, arts, travel, culture and study guides on Japan.
   
  Japan Information Network
    Must-see sections of the site include KidsWeb Japan, Statistics, Virtual museums, and the Japan Directory guide to government and NGO information.
   
  International Friendship League
    Promotes unity, friendship, and understanding by connecting people all around the world. Members connect with each other through Pen Friends, meetings of local IFL groups, newsletters, and by supporting charitable projects.

 

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  Career/School
   
  Jobs in Japan
    Hundreds of job postings in Japan or for Japan-related positions.
   
  Tokyo Connections
    The ultimate guide to jobs in Japan
   
  Japan Student Services Organization
    A comprehensive guide to studying in Japan.
   
  EduTraveller
    An educational site for all those who have an interest in Japan and Japanese: whether as a student or educator, whether in Japan or abroad.
   

 

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  Studying Abroad in Japan
   
  JET: Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme
    The JET Programme is a Japanese government initiative that brings college graduates-mostly native speakers of English-to Japan as Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs), Assistant Cultural Exchange Teachers (ACETs) and Sports Education Advisors (SEAs) in Japanese elementary, junior high and high schools. JET participants also can also work as Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs) in local governments and boards of education. With over 5,000 participants, JET is now the world's largest exchange teaching programme.
 
  Japan Student Services Organization
    A comprehensive guide to studying in Japan.
 
  Study in Japan: Comprehensive Guide
    This Web site is produced and operated by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is a site that provides comprehensive information regarding studying in Japan.
 
  Study Abroad, Japan
    Provides hundreds of links to quality study abroad programs in Japan. You can also search for programs based on length of stay, tuition, and purpose.
 
  World Link Education: Study in Japan
    Lists a variety of Japanese language schools in Tokyo.
 
  YFU USA
    An exchange program for high school students.
 

 

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