International Research Center for Japanese Studies (2021)

国際日本文化研究センター(日文研)
International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Nichibunken)

国際日本文化研究センターは、国際的・学際的・総合的な日本文化に関する共同研究と、世界の日本研究者・研究機関への研究協力と情報発信をおこなう機関です。また当センター図書館では、日本研究に必要な日本語・外国語の文献資料・研究書等を幅広く収集し、国内外の日本研究者に提供しています。
国際日本文化研究センター: http://www.nichibun.ac.jp/
図書館: http://library.nichibun.ac.jp/
データベース: http://db.nichibun.ac.jp/

Historiographical Institute (2021)

Historiographical Institute, The University of Tokyo (Ayako Shibutani, Satoru Nakamura, Kanako Hirasawa, Taizo Yamada, Toru Hoya, Keiko Hongo)

東京大学史料編纂所は,150年に及ぶ史料の調査・収集と研究,基幹史料集の編纂・出版,蓄積した学術情報と研究成果の公開・発信を柱に,古代から明治維新までの日本史研究を進めることを目的とした我が国唯一の国立大学附置研究所です。日本史史料の研究資源化に関する研究拠点として,文部科学省の共同利用・共同研究拠点に認定されています。国内・海外に所在する史料の調査・研究や蓄積した史料情報・研究成果の研究資源化に組織的に取り組む仕組みを構築し,各種データベースの公開・発信をおこなって日本史研究の学術基盤を支えています。今回のワークショップでは,史料編纂所の40件ほどの各種データベースとともに,国内の史料調査や海外に所在する日本関係史料の調査事業,幕末維新期のデータベース英訳事業などについて,ご紹介いたします。

The Asahi Shimbun (2021)

The Asahi Shimbun (KUMITA Kazuhisa)

「聞蔵Ⅱビジュアル(KikuzoⅡ Visual)」は、朝日新聞社が提供するイメージ付オンライン記事データベースです。1879(明治12)年の創刊から今日まで約1500万件の記事・広告が検索できます。

2020年には、聞蔵の「朝日新聞縮刷版」に「戦前の外地版」を追加しました。戦時下の台湾、朝鮮、中国、旧満州(中国東北部)の出来事や歴史を調べることができます。

また、朝日新聞社は2022年春に「聞蔵Ⅱビジュアル」の全面リニューアルを予定しています。使いやすい画面デザインとインターフェース、新機能を取り入れます。サービス名称も「聞蔵」から「朝日新聞クロスサーチ」に変更いたします。

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Developing new library services using AI (2021)

Onuma, Tahee

The Research and Development for Next-Generation Systems Office (R&D Office) at the National Diet Library, Japan (NDL) conducts research and development of practical applications for new library services using machine learning and other advanced information technologies as a means of improving the discoverability of digitized materials. One example of how the R&D Office’s efforts are being put to use is the Next Digital Library, an experimental search and view service for digitized materials.
The Next Digital Library features two search functions: a Keyword Fulltext Search of texts that are generated using optical character recognition (OCR) and an Illustration Search for finding illustrations, photographs, and maps that are extracted automatically from digitized material.

Possibilities and Challenges of Interdisciplinary Collaborative work on Japanese Resources (2021)

Fuse, Rie

This paper aims to present the case of the Special Course Kuzushi-ji Seminar at the University of Helsinki during the 2019–2020 academic period, and discusses its results, contributions and challenges. This course was conducted at the University of Helsinki’s Master Programme of Languages based on the Kuzushi-ji seminar offered by the Nagoya University in autumn 2019.

Japanese native teachers in the Soviet era and their records (2021)

Ogawa, Yoshimi

Japanese studies, which were conducted as part of the Chinese and Japanese departments during the Imperial Russia era, became independent and subdivided during the Soviet era. And it was promoted with a momentum far surpassing other Western countries. That momentum continued during World War II and even after the Soviet-Japanese Joint Declaration, with tremendous results. Against the backdrop of the tense relationship between Japan and the Soviet Union at that time, the demand for Japanese studies and Japanese language education increased and became increasingly popular.  

The Multi-database Search System for Historical Chinese Characters (2021)

Hatano, Yoshinori
Baba, Hajime
Shoda, Shinya

From 2018, The Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties has been working on building the collaborative framework for an enhanced cooperative database, in consultation with international and domestic institutions. As a result, we released the online search portal, called “The Multi-database Search System for Historical Chinese Characters”, in October 2021. 

Parallel texts database (Japanese-English-Russian) as a research resource for studying agency in Japanese language (2021)

Strizhak, Uliana

The problem of agency is central to study human identity and personhood. The results of the present study show evidence that human agency could be considered through the linguistic agency even though it is rather difficult to equate social agency with grammatical agency.
The paper employs qualitative and quantitative analysis of parallel texts database to examine how high-agentive and low-agentive semantic roles are used to construct a hierarchy in Japanese language and culture in comparison with English and Russian. 

Printed vs Online Japanese Language Dictionaries and Study Applications (2021)

Ivanova, Tsvetomira Hristova

The present study investigated the process of translating Japanese texts (expressions and words) in Japanese language classes or at University state exams into English and/or Bulgarian language by non-native English speakers - Sofia University Japanese studies BA students, and more precisely the actual recourses used for the process of translation.

Use of digital resources by Japanese Language learners (2021)

Fedianina, Vladlena
Savinskaya, Anna
Bulando, Roman

This paper analyzes the extent to which students use open digital resources dedicated to the Japanese studies during the Japanese language learning and research activities and proposes an organized list of such resources.
When described in this paper, the digital resources are understood as an aggregate of software, information, technical, full-text electronic publications, including audio and video records, illustrations and catalogs of electronic libraries, recorded on the electronic storage media and/or posted on Internet websites, which are used for learning and research. No regulatory and teaching method materials are included.

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