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LINKS & RESOURCES
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- Tokyo HQ
- Everything about Tokyo in Japan.
Zone - A guide to Japan and Japanese culture aimed at the rest
of the world, with travel information, and sections for Japanese popular
culture and Japanese etiquette. The site's a labor of love for Mark
McBennett, a young Irishman who found himself working in Japan in the
late 1980s, and then married a Japanese woman and settled there. It's
nicely organized with lots of informational text supporting relevant
links to sites about each topic.
Clearinghouse for US-Japan Studies - Indiana University's clearinghouse
Internet guide to annotated lists of recommended Web sites about Japan
arranged by topic.
Directory of East and Southeast Asia Internet
Resources - A well-compiled project of the University of Redlands
Asian Studies Program.
- A search engine/index site for links to information about Asia presented
country-by-country. Includes Philippines but not Australia/New Zealand
or other Pacific Oceana countries.
Japan Reference Page - The Japan Reference Page, a private and
non-commercial site, is an extensive and well-organized directory covering
online resources related to Japan. In the years since I've been linking
to Web sites about Japan, there has been such an explosion of online
resources that it's great to have a site such as this to help sort it
Beat Japan Web & Internet Guide - Here's a new index
of Japan-related Web sites and resources. At least, it's new to me....
It's divided into sections for highlights, arts and culture, regional
and city guides, media, science and education and so on.
History and Cultural Guide... The History Beat - The History
Beat is a cool and very complete site. The Asia section is equally rich
with links and resouces. A great starting point for history reserarch
about Japan and all of Asia.
Schneider's Bookmarks - Keiko Schneider has a list of links
about Japanese language and culture.
Society - One of the greatest experiences of my life was the
1995 Grassroots Summit in Kagoshima. I had a wonderful time, learned
a lot and made great friends. I wrote an article
about that year's trip. This year's Seminar (renamed and under new
sponsorship), planned for Nov. 3-10, will take Americans to Shizuoka,
Japan for a combination of sightseeing tour, educational trip and hotel-
and homestay. I recommend the trip highly -- best of all, it's a great
Japan Page -- The Japan FAQ Annex - A helpful site of manners
and etiquette in Japan.
Japan Web Guide - Rob Murphy's compilation of tips on how
to travel to and live in Japan, with handy hyperlinks from the tips
to other sites.
National Tourism Organization (JNTO) - Japanese government office
whose sole purpose is to help promote tourism by foreigners in Japan,
including making their trips as pain-free as possible.
- A comprehensive site of links about Japan run by Stanford University's
US-Asia Technology Management Center. It's a good starting place for
Americans interested in finding out about Japan, Japanese cyber-culture
and Japanese Web servers.
Japan Web Sites - From the University of Oregon East Asian Studies
My Japan! - I must admit, after a while most of these pages
of hotlinks seem to feature overlapping sites (including mine). But
this page has some different links -- mostly because it's incredibly
exhaustive. Mistuharu Matsuoka, an associate professor of Language &
Culture at Nagoya University, has compiled (and continues to maintain)
a terrific collection of many links in a whole bunch of categories.
"Japan, My Japan" is a *great* jumping-off point for exploration
of all things Japanese -- just be sure you have plenty of time to surf!
Daruma - Sensibly divided between "Business" and "Pleasure"
About Japan - A site designed for Americans who are going to
be visiting or living/working in Japan. JapanInfo serves as a good introduction
to life in Nihon, including a section on JET, the popular program that
sends Americans to Japan to teach English.
... The BlackStump - A Comprehensive Australian list that links
to Web sites for every country in Asia.
Japan - Not your typical tourist travelogue guide to Japan!
It's a look at the unusual, out-of-the-way aspects of Japanese culture
Japan - Gateway Japan features U.S.-Japan cultural information,
information for Japanese living in the Washington DC metro area (in
Japanese), job postings in Japan and links to other information for
culture and community. There's also a research database for members.
Access - An informational site produed by the Ministry of Information.
Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture - A bit scholarly,
but that's because this is a Web site is hosted by Columbia University.
Founded in 1986 at Columbia, the Center is named for Professor Keene,
an internationally renowned scholar, Columbia University teacher, and
interpreter of Japanese literature and culture to the West. The Center
is dedicated to advancing the understanding of Japan and its culture
in the United States through university instruction, research, and public
Spencers in Iwakuni, Japan - An incredible Web site. This is
the home page of a family stationed at the Marine Corps Air Station
in Iwakuni, Japan, which is near Hiroshima. My family lived there for
a year and a half when I was 7-8 years old in the mid-'60s. It reminded
me how much the U.S. military has served as a cultural bridge between
America and Japan. This family loves and appreciates everything about
being in Japan, and has extensive information for visitors and military
who are or will be stationed there. There are lots of photos, and a
nice links page for further exploration. Thanks to Donella Spencer,
who maintains the site and is the likable voice and personality stamped
all over it, this is the Internet being used as an awesome mass medium,
on a grass-roots level. Bravo!
Guide to Japan - A handy online overview by a respected
Japan hand and scholar Stefan Schauwecker, which includes broad categories
with information and links to other sites (the History section is concise
and complete). There's also a forum for communication, photo "galleries"
including special historical exhibits of the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake
which destroyed Tokyo, and images from the 1937 invasion of Shanghai.
A great place to start your research and education about Japan.
Travel Links - An interesting list of links to sites
that will come in handy if you're traveling to Japan.