Japanese Studies Course Guide : Literature: Government Documents & Statistics

Reference and research resources on literature in Japanese

Government Documents

A portal site which provides a wide range of information from policy matters to daily information. Specifically, it provides collective information from the publicity materials of ministries and agencies.

A portal site of overall administrative information managed by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. I provides the content of laws (the Constitution, Laws, Cabinet Orders, Imperial Ordinances, Cabinet Office Ordinances, Ministerial Ordinances, etc.).


A portal site of various government statistics including the fundamental statistics produced by government ministries and agencies. 

Various datasets are registered as open data and are free to download.


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