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  • Directory for Doing Business in Japan. Tokyo : Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). 1997/98.
    LC Call Number:   HG5771.I58 1997/98
    Available in: Business Reading Room
    Lists agencies, organizations and companies within the 23 Wards of Tokyo, and in the cities of Yokohama, Osaka, and Kobe which can supply information about or offer services to companies interested in conducting investment and business acitivies in Japan.


  • Directory of Japanese Databases in 1998/1999. Tokyo, Japan: Database Promortion Center, 1999.
    LC Call Number:   QA76.9.D3 D563
    Available in: Asian Reading Room
    Contains information on 2,590 databases available in Japan. There are 1,243 commercial databases, 833 of which serve overseas users


  • Japan Handbook, edited by Patrick Heenan. London ; Chicago : Fitzroy Dearborn, 1998.
    LC Call Number:   HC462.9 .J3195 1998
    Available in: Business Reading Room
    This title, which is volume 3 of the series Regional Handbooks of Economic Development: Prospects onto the 21st Century, provides an overview of the economic and social development of Japan, with particular emphasis on the second half of the twentieth century.


  • Japan Shinbun (Japan Almanac), 1999. Asahi Shinbun Japan Arumanakku, Eiwa Taiyaku Deta Menkan, 1999.
    LC Call Number:   AY1157.E5 J36
    Available in: Asian Reading Room
    "Comprehensive data and useful descriptive information is provided for all aspects of contemporary Japan. Special reports in the 1999 edition include the following: 'The Big Bank,' 'Financial Reform Kicks Off,' 'The Japanese Economy in the Doldrums.' Text in English and Japanese."
    Library of Congress, Japan Documentation Center


  • Japan Trade Directory. Tokyo : Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). 1997.
    LC Call Number:   HF3823.J343 1997/98
    Available in: Asian Reading Room: Japan Reference
    Business Reading Room: Foreign Industrial Directories Alcove
    Lists 24,000 products and services and 2,700 companies in Japan. It consists of four parts: products and services, companies and associations, refectures, and advertising. The directory is well-organized and provides six indexes for easy access, which include export products, import products, services, company information, industrial association information and trade names. Company information is covered in great detail, including capital, annual sales, names of personnel in charge of export, imports and services, direct phone number, trade contact preferences, office hours, trade names and availability of catalogue, etc. A list of JETRO Overseas Offices (including eight in the USA) with complete addresses and contact numbers is also provided for direct information referral.


  • Japan Company Handbook. Tokyo : Toyo Keizai.
    LC Call Number:   HC461.J35
    Available in: Asian Reading Room: Japan Reference
    Business Reading Room: Foreign Industrial Directories Alcove
    Provides the latest financial information on all Japanese corporation. Each corporation entry lists the following categories of data: Corporate Name and Order of Listing; Characteristics; Outlook; Income Data; Sales Breakdown; Stock Prices; Stock Price Chart; Stocks; Finance; Financial Data Facility Investment and Others; References and Others; Date of Establishment and Others; and Principal Office.


  • Teikoku ginko kaisha nenkan. (Directory of Banks and Companies Registered in Japan.) Tokyo : Teikoku Deta Bank. 1993-
    LC Call Number:   HD2907.A1 T44
    Available in: Asian Reading Room: Orien Japan
    An annual directory of banks and companies registered in Japan. the source is updated and continued by Teikoku Deta Banku kaisha nenken. Higashi Nihon.


  • See also the Japan Section in the Business Reference Service guide: Business Management and the Economy in East Asia

Internet Resources

  • Business, Commerce: Japan
    Publisher: Library of Congress. Asian Division.
    A Library of Congress Portals to the World page, with selected links to electronic resources selected by subject specialists in the Asian Division of the Library of Congress.
  • Business, Management, and the Economy in East Asia: Web Resources
    Publisher: Library of Congress. Business Reference Section.
  • Japan External Trade Organization
    Publisher: Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
    An excellent site for comprehensive information on Japan's foreign trade related subjects, it has a large number of links leading to many useful business and government sites in Japan and Asia. JETRO is a Japanese government-sponsored organization dedicated to promoting mutually beneficial trade and economic relations between Japan and other nations.
  • METI
    Publisher: Japan. Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
    Formerly the Minitry of International Trade and Industry. Includes links to recent statistical and releases, texts of white papers, reports, and recent speeches, information about other publications of the Ministry, answers to frequently asked questions, and a history of the Ministry. In English and Japanese.
  • Statistics Bureau & Statistics Center
    Publisher: Japan. Management and Coordination Agency.
    The site provides comprehensive statistical data from the Government of Japan. Features economic and financial data, summary of survey results, and an overview of the statistical system in Japan. The site links to many statistical agencies. It provides the most up-to-date statistics on key economic data, such as consumer price index, retail price survey, labor force survey, family income and expenditure survey, and population estimation.

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