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A Guide to Japanese Studies

Guides to Japanese Studies resources available at WashU Libraries and on the World Wide Web.

Maruzen E-book Library (MEL): from language readers to journals

Nihongo tadoku bukkusu (にほんご多読ブックス) is a collecion of graded readers desgined for extended reading. Aimed at learners of the Japanese language, the series consists of 45 titles categorized into level 0 (easiest) to level 5 (advanced). Scroll down for the list of available titles.


Level 0

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5

書物学 (Shomotsugaku/Bibliology) is a serial publication from Bensei Shuppan, featuring articles and essays on book history, print culture and rare books and manuscripts. (2014-ongoing)

DHjp (Digital Humanities jp) is (was) a serial publication from Japan that featured topics related to digital humanities, digital scholarship and digital studies. (All issues published in 2014. No. 4 was the last issue).