JAPANESE 8500 - Japanese Bibliography and Research Methods

Problems and procedures in the use of Japanese bibliographies and other reference materials, including electronic sources.

Resources on Japanese Copyright

Contact Information on Publishers & Authors

Resources to find address, phone number or e-mail for publishers and some authors.

Questions about copyright?

Contact Copyright Services for assistance:

Call: 614-688-5849

Email: libcopyright@osu.edu

Website: go.osu.edu/copyright

Visit: Copyright Services
Thompson Library, Suite 350
1858 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH 

Japanese Calendrical Systems

Two number systems for years are commonly used in Japan:

  1. Gregorian Calendar - the western calendar year system commonly used in US. e.g. 2015
  2. Nengō 年号 - calendar year system based on the reigns of emperors.e.g. Heisei 27 or 平成二十七年 

Romanization Standards

The libraries follow the romanization standards used in the Library of Congress

Chinese  -  pinyin romanization system, however some older titles still has titles using the Wade-Giles romanization system.

Japanese - Modified Hepburn romanization system

Korean - McCune-Reischauer system