This page contains a selection of useful Japan-related resources that can be found online.

For a list of websites related to environmental issues and recycling in Japan, click here.

Japanese Government
Web Japan http://web-japan.org/index.html
Embassy of Japan http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/english/html/embassy/ambassador.htm
Japan Foundation http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/index.html
The Japan Forum http://www.tjf.or.jp/index_e.html
Statistics Bureau Ministry of Internal Affairs & Communications http://www.stat.go.jp/english/index.htm
Japan Information Network http://www.global-jin.com/
Japan National Tourist Organization http://www.japantravelinfo.com/top/index.php

U.S Colleges & Organizations
National Clearinghouse for US-Japan Studies http://spice.stanford.edu/clearinghouse/
Asia for Educators http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/
University of Colorado at Boulder http://www.colorado.edu/cu4k12/
National Association of Japan-America Societies http://www.us-japan.org/index.html
CIA the World Factbook  https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html
US Census Bureau http://www.census.gov/
The Laurasian Institution http://www.laurasian.org/Home.htm
PBS Rural Japan, The slow life
                        http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/rough/2005/11/japan_the_slow.html
MIT Visualizing Culture http://ocw.mit.edu/ans7870/21f/21f.027j/menu/index.html
 

Geography and Japanese Garden
National Geographic.com http://www.nationalgeographic.com/education/
Japanese Friendship Garden http://www.niwa.org/display/home.asp
Tea Garden http://www.holymtn.com/garden/gardenconnection.htm

 Japanese Language, Literature and Art
Japanese Language PowerPoint

NHK Japanese lesson http://www.nhk.or.jp/lesson/english/index.html
Irasshai: The Japanese Language and Culture Distance Leaning Course http://www.gpb.org/irasshai/ 
Japanese about com http://japanese.about.com/
Kamishibai http://kamishibai.com/
Sadako story http://www.sadako.org/sadakostory.htm
Tokyo National Museum     http://www.tnm.jp
Japanese Literature Publishing & Promotion Center http://www.j-lit.or.jp/index.html    

Media
The Japan Times http://www.japantimes.co.jp/
The Daily Yomiuri http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/
The Asahi Shimbun http://www.asahi.com/english/
Mainichi Daily News http://mdn.mainichi-msn.co.jp/
NHK Online http://www.nhk.or.jp/english/
CNN http://edition.cnn.com/ASIA/
The NIKKEI Weekly http://www.nni.nikkei.co.jp/FR/TNW/PDF/

Social Issues
Neet
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20040619f2.html
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20060913f2.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2004/nov/02/furthereducation.uk
http://www.japanfocus.org/products/details/2022
http://www.acenet.edu/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home&TEMPLATE=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&CONTENTID=23412

Hikikomori (Social Withdrawal)
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20010413a4.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/correspondent/2334893.stm   http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/bpl/sore/2008/00000056/00000002/art00008

http://etd.library.pitt.edu/ETD/available/etd-10272006-180946/unrestricted/Krysinska_Dorota_October_2006.pdf
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14629707          
http://www.shuttingoutthesun.com/#
http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R610171000