Japan Center for Asian Historical Records (JACAR) is a digital archive of Asian historical records.
JACAR is constructing and releasing an online database of the Asian historical records - the Japanese historical documents concerning modern Japan and its relations with countries, among others, neighboring Asian countries - digitized and provided by the National Archives of Japan, the Diplomatic Archives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the National Institute for Defense Studies of the Ministry of Defense of Japan.


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Introduction of the Japan Center for Asian Historical Records (JACAR) and its activities including the release of JACAR Newsletter