Search Japanese in SOLO

Searching Oxford Library catalogue SOLO for Japanese language titles

You can search Japanese books in SOLO by roma-ji (recommended method to start with) and by original Japanese script. Some old records may not contain Japanese scripts.

Romanization

Japanese books are romanized with the modified Heppbern system following ALA-LC Romanization Tables.
In SOLO searches, no macrons are necessary and use spaces for hyphens.

東京           Tokyo/Tōkyō (not Toukyou)
日中           Nitchu/Nitchū (not Niccuu)
環境           kankyo/kankyō (not kankyou)
エネルギー enerugi/enerugī (not enerugii)

Word division

Japanese titles should be searched with proper word divisions. The old records directly transferred from NACSIS/Allegro catalogue follow slightly different word divisions so, please try with as many divisions as possible if a title is not found in an online search. Examples of word divisions are:

沖縄県                   Okinawa-ken (search Okinawa ken in SOLO)
確かな                    tashika na
越境する                 ekkyosuru
賢くなる                  kashikoku naru
反原発論                han genpatsuron
日本文化は特殊か  Nihon bunka wa tokushu ka
世界平和への道     Sekai heiwa e no michi
江戸城へ行こう       Edojō e iko
日本史                   Nihon shi = 固有名詞+史 (with space)  but
日本史研究会(固有名詞) Nihonshi Kenkyūkai
女性史                   Joseishi = 普通名詞+史
日米関係                Nichi-Bei kankei
漢和辞典               Kan-Wa jiten
明治時代                Meiji jidai
明治期                   Meijiki

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