Who's Who in Japanese Government Tokyo: I.C.A. of Japan, 1986- . Annual. (Latest edition in Reference; earlier years in Serials.) 1990-1991 edition is the latest edition in the library. This handbook is designed to provide basic and up-to-date information on Japanese politics and government. It contains three branches of the government and their functions, brief biographical data on members of both house of the Diet, listings of all govern ministries, agencies, and their personnel, all the Diet Committees and their composition, as well as the major political parties in Japan.
Roberts' Guide to Japanese Museums Roberts, Laurence P. Tokyo: Kodansha International, 1978. This guide is a revision of the Connoisseur's Guide to Japanese Museums. The listing is limited to those museums of art and archaeology within reasonable access to the normal traveller in Japan. Glossary and indexes are given by Japanese names, and branch museums and other collections by prefectures and by types of collections.
Guide to East Asian Collection in North America, U.S. and Canada Lee, Thomas H., comp. New York: Greenwood, 1992. This guide focuses on East Asian collections in general research and public libraries, and a few special libraries. Arranged by alphabetical order of the parental institution. A list of the collections by geographical areas gives readers an idea of distribution of the East Asian resources in the whole region. It provides area of strength of the collection.
Japan Company Handbook Second Section. Tokyo: Toyo Keizai Shinposha, 1987- . (Latest edition in Reference; earlier years in Serials.) This edition is a continuation of Japan Company Handbook. Second Section Firms, Japan Company Handbook, and Japan Company Directory. The second section provides the financial information on all Japanese corporations listed on the Second Sections of the Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya stock exchanges. Arranged in the same way as the First Section (see entry above). It also includes information on local market, OTC & unlisted companies.
Overseas Japanese Studies Institutions = Kaigai Nihon Kenkyu Kikan Fukuoka, Japan: Fukuoka UNESCO Association, 1984. 1980 and 1984 editions supplement one another. Text is in English, and information about institutions located in Korea are given in Japanese. Arranged in alphabetical order by the countries. The 1980 edition is indexed by the names of Japanese studies specialists.
Biographical Dictionary of Japanese History Iwao, Seiichi, ed. Tokyo: Kodansha International, 1978. Sketches several hundred important figures in Japanese culture and history, arranged by major time periods, and has an extensive bibliography. The index includes all personal names mentioned in the sketches.
Japan Biographical Encyclopedia & Who's Who 2nd ed. Tokyo: Japan Biographical Research Dept., Rengo, 1961. Emphasizing historical coverage, this includes approximately 14,500 individuals. Arranged alphabetically. Also included are: modern prefectual map, pre-modern provincial map, pre-modern district map, modern district map, and map of principal Japanese cities. Descriptions on these maps are in English; names of individuals are in English and in Japanese. Appendices include: chronology with brief historical description since 660 B.C. to 1960 A.D.; glossary (table of emperors & era, and table of shoguns); foreign service (Japanese diplomatic representatives abroad and table of post-war diplomatic relations); and cabinet of Japan.