The Japan Society eLibrary

The Japan Society eLibrary is available here.

The Japan Society has long engaged in the publication of books furthering the UK-Japan relationship. At the heart of our catalogue is the Biographical Portraits series, ten volumes recording the lives of over 600 men, women and institutions who have played a significant role in the development of UK-Japan relations. This series appears on the Japan Society eLibrary alongside its sister publications, Japanese Envoys in Britain, British Envoys in Japan and Japan Experiences, and will soon by joined by other recent publications.

The Japan Society E-Library is an ongoing digitisation project which over the next year will encompass material from our historical library, including our series of Proceedings which goes back to 1891, minute books, ephemera, and rare books of historical interest.

If you are already a member of the Japan Society, click here to register for an eLibrary account. If you are not yet a Japan Society member, please click here to find out more about what we do, and if you are an academic organisation interested in registering for an institutional account, please email


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