Japan Resources at the UW

Library Resources

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The University of Washington houses robust collections related to Japan. At over 162,000 volumes, the Japanese collection at the UW Tateuchi East Asia Library is one of the largest in the country. Materials include reference books, monographs, periodicals, databases, maps, course books, microfilm, microfiche, videos and DVDs. All areas in which teaching and research take place at the university are well represented and materials in western languages relating to Japan studies are located throughout the university library system.

Additionally, W.H. Gates Hall manages one of the most extensive Japanese law collections in North America, and provides over one hundred current print law journals and a variety of research monographs on law. Also available is the online service Westlaw Japan for full-text decisions of Japanese courts. Visit Japanese Law A-Z, the online guide to resources available at the Law Library.

Please check the following website links for more information.

Tateuchi East Asia Library

UW Library Guide – JAPAN


East Asia Library Tadoku (多読) Collection

The Tateuchi East Asia Library hosts a collection of Tadoku books. Tadoku books are designed for all levels of Japanese learners and provide an excellent means of improving Japanese literacy through the enjoyment of reading. There is also a Tadoku Club that meets regularly. Consult schedule at the TEAL or with the Japanese collection librarian.