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Japanese Language and Literature: Japan Visual Resources
- Doing Photography and Social Science in the Allied Occupation of Japan, 1948-1951 Photographs taken by anthropologist John W. Bennett in occupied Japan, 1948-1951, with comments on the photos by Bennett. Also included are extensive selections from Bennett's professional journal of the period, and other documents.
- International Research Center for Japanese Studies Collection Many image databases developed by the Nichibunken
- Japan Air Raids Information about US Army Air Force raids against Japan during and post WWII. Includes interviews, primary documents, photos, moving images, sound recordings, etc.
- Mainichi Photobank Mainichi Newspaper's photo archives. Free search. Fees are required to use photos.
- Meiji and Taisho Era Photograhs The photographs taken from the albums and photo books held by the NDL. Searchable by locations, category and keyword.
- Portraits of Modern Japanese Historical Figures Photographs of approximately 350 statesmen, government officials, military officers, businessmen, scholars and artists, who had an impact on building modern Japanese society.
- Yomiuri Hochi Shashinkan よみうり報知写真館 Yomiuri Newspaper photo archives. Searchable. Free viewing. Required to pay fees to use photos.
NDL Historical Sounds site 歴史的音源 | Historical sounds including music, rakugo, talks, etc. from 1900s to 1950s. Can search the entire collection.
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