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2022.08.29

New file descriptions in our catalog

Descriptions of files accessioned FY2021 have been added to our catalog.

(1)Administrative Records

 (令2総務30002100~令2総務47000100)

(2)Corporate Records

(3)Original Records of Civil Actions

(4)Donated/Deposited Records

 (寄贈4008100~寄贈4303100)

2022.05.31

Notice of Temporary Unavailability of Some Services on June 27th, 2022

Due to system maintenance, the following functions will be unavailable from 17:00 to 20:00 on June 27th, 2022(Japan Time).


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2022.04.25

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2022.03.28

New file descriptions in our catalog

Descriptions of files accessioned FY2020 have been added to our catalog.

(1)Administrative Records

(2)Judicial Administrative Records

(3)Donated Records

2022.03.22

New digital images available on our website

Approximately 2.1 million images digitized in FY2021 are available on our website.

2021.10.12

Notice of Temporary Unavailability of Some Services on November 4th, 2021

Due to system maintenance, the following functions will be unavailable from 18:00 to 21:00 on November 4th, 2021(Japan Time).


Service affected:
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2021.08.30

New file descriptions in our catalog

Descriptions of files accessioned FY2020 have been added to our catalog.

2021.03.29

New digital images available on our website

Approximately 2.1 million images digitized in FY2020 are available on our website.

2021.03.17

New file descriptions in our catalog

Descriptions of accessioned FY2020 have been added to our catalog.

2021.01.07

Temporary Closure of Reading Room

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2020.08.28

New file descriptions in our catalog

Descriptions of accessioned FY2019 have been added to our catalog.

2020.03.27

New file descriptions in our catalog

Descriptions of accessioned Apr - May 2019 have been added to our catalog.

2020.03.18

New digital images available on our website

Approximately 2.1 million images digitized in FY2019 are available on our website.

2019.08.30

New file descriptions in our catalog

Descriptions of accessioned Sep 2018 - Feb 2019 have been added to our catalog.

2019.03.27

New file descriptions in our catalog

Descriptions of accessioned in FY2018 have been added to our catalog.

2019.03.20

New digital images available on our website

Approximately 2.1 million images digitized in FY2018 are available on our website.

2019.02.27

New file descriptions in our catalog

Descriptions of accessioned Jul 2018 have been added to our catalog.

2018.08.30

New file descriptions in our catalog

Descriptions of accessioned Oct-Dec 2017 have been added to our catalog.

2018.03.27

New records are now available through the Digital Archive.

Search and View our Holdings

Registering more Catalog Data

It's now available to newly registered records, 16,117 volumes.

2018.03.19

New Images are now available through the Digital Archive.

Search and View our Holdings

Registering more Digitized Images

  • Goshomei Gempon3,434 Images
  • Records of the Financial History61,119 Images
  • Jokun Saika Sho: Records on Ratification of Decorations18,128 Images
  • Cabinet Library (Japanese Books and Classics)1,921,495 Images
  • Cabinet Library (Chinese Classics)105,790 Images
  • Total2,109,966 Images
2017.03.24

New records are now available through the Digital Archive.

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Registering more Catalog Data

It's now available to newly registered records, 28,619 volumes.

2017.03.17

New Images are now available through the Digital Archive.

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Registering more Digitized Images

  • Goshomei Gempon3,215 Images
  • Records of the Financial History and others33,099 Images
  • Cabinet Library (Japanese Books and Classics)946,004 Images
  • Cabinet Library (Chinese Classics)1,118,836 Images
  • Total2,101,154 Images
2016.08.30

New file descriptions in our catalog

Descriptions of accessioned FY2015 have been added to our catalog.

2016.03.28

Starting up of Renewed "Digital Archive" on April 1st, 2016

National Archives of Japan (NAJ) has provided "Digital Archive," that enable you to access to the descriptions and digitized images of the historical records preserved by NAJ at anytime and anywhere, anyone, free on the Internet, since April 2005.


It is started up of renewed "Digital Archive" on April 1st, 2016.

Starting up :April 1st, 2016, 9:00 a.m. ( on trial in March)


URL Address :https://www.digital.archives.go.jp/index_e.html

2016.03.24

New records are now available through the Digital Archive.

Search and View our Holdings

Registering more Digitized Images

  • Goshomei Gempon2,845 Images
  • Cabinet Library (Japanese Books and Classics)751,943 Images
  • Cabinet Library (Chinese Classics)1,345,386 Images
  • Total2,100,174 Images


It can be searched by "Layered Search," through the Digital Archive, as indicated by the following example.


Cabinet Library > Japanese Books and Classics > Japanese Books and Classics(except Tamon Yagura Monjo)

Cabinet Library > Chinese Classics


Registering more Catalog Data


It's now accessible to newly registered records, 23,460 volumes.

2015.08.27

New file descriptions in our catalog

Descriptions of accessioned FY2014 have been added to our catalog.

2015.03.26

New records are now available through the Digital Archive.

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Registering more Digitized Images Official Documents

  • Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Records,1974,1984,1995,1997221,584 Images
  • Koubun Roku, Koubun Roku Sakuin218,966 Images
  • Categorized in the Minister's Secretariat General Affairs Division Records119,138 Images
  • Gakuryou, ILO documents.117,072 Images
  • Category No.9 Registries of Items(件A、件B)88,251 Images
  • Records of the Cabinet Meetings, Meetings of the Administrative Vice-Ministers and Other Meetings of Officials77,852 Images
  • Records of the Cabinet Meetings, Meetings of the Administrative Vice-Ministers and Other Meetings of Officials, 1958-196068,041 Images
  • Ministry of International Trade and Industry Records, 1074,1975,1985.60,568 Images
  • Others(Goshomei Gempon, Records of the Cabinet Meetings, Meetings of the Administrative Vice-Ministers and Other Meetings of Officials, Ashio Copper Mine Incident Records, Newspaper Publication Paper Allocation Bureau Records, etc.)51,000 Images
  • Cabinet Library1,092,364 Images
  • Total2,114,836 Images


It can be searched by "Layered Search," through the Digital Archive, as indicated by the following example.

Administrative Records > Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries > Ministry of Agriculture and Commercial Affairs Records of Agriculture and Forestry Administration ~Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Records

Administrative Records > Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications > Records of the Minister's Secretariat

Administrative Records > Cabinet/Prime Minister's Office > Records concerning Dajokan/Cabinet > Category No.1 Kobun Roku: Compiled Records of the Grand Council of State (Dajokan)

Administrative Records > Ministry of Education > Records Categorized in the Minister's Secretariat General Affairs Division Records Section > 1970 Category Records > Ao General/Laws and ordinances

Administrative Records > Ministry of Labour > Records of the Minister's Secretariat > International Labor

Administrative Records > Cabinet/Prime Minister's Office > Records concerning Dajokan/Cabinet > Category No.9 Registries of Items

Administrative Records > Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications > Records of the Minister's Secretariat

Administrative Records > Ministry of International Trade and Industry


Registering more Catalog Data

It's now accessible to newly registered records, 11,305 volumes.


Important Cultural Properties

It's newly available 105 items (163 images) registered, including "Honcho Zoku Monzui" is an anthology, originally compiled in around the 12th century, of over 230 Chinese poems written by more than 40 poets, "Nishinomaru okumuki tatetsubo zu" depicts Nishi-no-maru, or the west bailey, of the old Edo Castle that was lost to fire in the 6th year of Meiji (1873).

2014.08.28

New file descriptions in our catalog

Descriptions of accessioned FY2013 have been added to our catalog.

2014.03.27

New records are now available through the Digital Archive.

Search and View our Holdings

Registering more Digitized Images Official Documents

  • Ninmen Saika Sho: Records on Ratification of Appointment and Dismissal of Government Officials, 1932,1941-1945376,943 Images
  • Records of Railways (Records transferred in 1972 and 1974.)201,234 Images
  • Kobun Roku: Compiled Records of the Grand Council of State (Dajokan), 1878-1881164,892 Images
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, 1990-1999139,065 Images
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Commercial Affairs Records of Agriculture and Forestry Administration ~Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Records (Records transferred in 1980.)129,478 Images
  • Records of Local Fiscal Reconstruction Projects (Records transferred in 1986.)61,595 Images
  • Others Goshomei Gempon (Records transferred in 2012.), Charts Affiliated with Compiled Records, Posthumous Rank Applications,100,455 Images
  • Cabinet Library682,049 Images
  • Total1,851,827 Images


It can be searched by "Layered Search," through the Digital Archive, as indicated by the following example.

Administrative Records>Cabinet/Prime Minister's Office>Records concerning Dajokan/Cabinet>Category Category No.5 Ninmen Saika Sho: Records on Ratification of Appointment and Dismissal of Government Officials

Administrative Records>Ministry of Transport>Records of Land Transport>Records of Railways

Administrative Records>Cabinet/Prime Minister's Office>Records concerning Dajokan/Cabinet>Category No.1 Kobun Roku: Compiled Records of the Grand Council of State (Dajokan)

Administrative Records>Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries>Ministry of Agriculture and Commercial Affairs Records of Agriculture and Forestry

Administration ~Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Records

Administrative Records>Science and Technology Agency>Records of Agency Meetings

Administrative Records>Ministry of Home Affairs>Records of Local Fiscal Reconstruction Projects


Registering more Catalog Data

It's now accessible to newly registered records, 13,579 volumes.


Important Cultural Properties

It's newly available 207 items (223 images) registered, including "Hossouruirin" is important materials and allow us to know laws and social systems in the Heian era.

"Kanefukikata no zu" is the scroll depict the working process of minting gold coins in a Kinza, which was situated in what is now the Head Office of the Bank of Japan.

"A specimen of locust" was thought to be submitted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Commerce to the Dajokan (Grand Council of State) when heavy locust infestation hit Hokkaido and caused great crop damage in the 13th and 14th years of Meiji (1880 and 1881).

2013.03.28

New records are now available through the Digital Archive.

Search and View our Holdings

Registering more Digitized Images Official Documents

  • Records of General Omnibus Licenses, Records of Freight Automobile Licenses, 1974-1975381,453 Images
  • Ninmen Saika Sho: Records on Ratification of Appointment and Dismissal of Government Officials, 1931,1933-1940305,653 Images
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, 1972, 1975, 1991,2000151,648 Images
  • Records of the Cabinet Meetings, Meetings of the Administrative Vice-Ministers and Other Meetings of Officials, 1954-1955140,334 Images
  • Records of the Cabinet Meetings, Meetings of the Administrative Vice-Ministers and Other Meetings of Officials, 1954-195526,264 Images
  • Naikaku Kobun: Cabinet Official Documents14,795 Images
  • Others Records of the Director General for Economic (2000), Sourihu Koubun,Board of Audit of Japan (2003-2006), Ministry of Trade and Industry(1972,1980,1999-2000)542,782 Images
  • Cabinet Library164,027 Images
  • Total1,724,686 Images


It can be searched by "Layered Search," through the Digital Archive, as indicated by the following example.

Administrative Records >> Cabinet Legislation Bureau >> Records of Deliberations on Bills and Proposed Ordinances

Administrative Records >> Cabinet Legislation Bureau

Administrative Records >> Cabinet Legislation Bureau >> Naikaku Kobun: Cabinet Official Documents

Administrative Records >> Cabinet Secretariat >> Records of the Cabinet Affairs Office >> Records of the Cabinet Meetings, Meetings of the Administrative Vice-Ministers and Other Meetings of Officials

Administrative Records >> Cabinet/Prime Minister's Office >> Records concerning Dajokan/Cabinet >> Category No.5 Ninmen Saika Sho: Records on Ratification of Appointment and Dismissal of Government Officials

Administrative Records>> Ministry of Transport>> Records of Land Transport

Administrative Records>> Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries>> Ministry of Agriculture and Commercial Affairs Records of Agriculture and Forestry Administration ~Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Records


Registering more Catalog Data

It's now accessible to newly registered records, 21,912 volumes.


Important Cultural Properties

It's newly available 305 items (428 images) registered, including "Hokui bunkai yowa" (Important cultural properties) is the book that was edited and written by Murakami Sadasuke (1780-1846) based on the dictation of the Sakhalin exploration by Mamiya Rinzo.

" Ajia shoshu tensen chihozu " was reproduced from a map of Asia prepared by Dutchman. This was thought as a navigation chart at that time."Showa sanjugo nen kokyo doboku shisetsu saigai fukkyu jigyo fukumeisho" is the map that was attached to the disaster restoration work proposal submitted by Miyagi Prefecture, which was damaged by tsunami generated by Chile earthquake in 35th year of Showa (1960).

2012.03.29

Official documents relating to earthquake disaster records (16729 images) are now available through the Digital Archive.

List

※ By clicking files name a search result is displayed.

2012.03.29

New records are now available through the Digital Archive.

Search and View our Holdings

Registering more Digitized Images

Official Documents

  • Records of Deliberations on Bills and Proposed Ordinances (transfered in 2001 and 2008)333,672 Images
  • Naikaku Kobun: Cabinet Official Documents73,473 Images
  • Records of the Cabinet Meetings, Meetings of the Administrative Vice-Ministers and Other Meetings of Officials, 1952-195350,747 Images
  • Various Miscellaneous Archives(Others)47,257 Images
  • Ninmen Saika Sho: Records on Ratification of Appointment and Dismissal of Government Officials, 1917-1930300,344 Images
  • Records of Advisory Council on Social Security27,501 Images
  • Records of Radio Technical Council52,741 Images
  • 電郵政省関係文書23,752コマ
  • Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications ・Dajo Ruiten Drafts ・Kaki: Records of Imperial Families and Nobilities ・Sho Chobo: Various Account Books ・Extra Adopted Official Records ・Zasshu Kobun: Miscellaneous Official Documents ・Junko Roku: Records of the Emperor's Grand Tour ・Josho Kenpaku Sho: Appeal Statement ・Shozan Bunsho: Burnt Records ・Ministry of Finance ・Ministry of Labour ・Official Documents Relating to Earthquake Disaster357,774 Images
  • Cabinet Library51 ,830 Images
  • Total1,319,091 Images


It can be searched by "Layered Search," through the Digital Archive, as indicated by the following example.

Administrative Records >> Cabinet Legislation Bureau >> Records of Deliberations on Bills and Proposed Ordinances

Administrative Records >> Cabinet/Prime Minister's Office >> Records concerning Dajokan/Cabinet >> Naikaku Jinji Kobun: Cabinet Personnel Official Records (Appointment and Dismissal, Investiture, Decorations)

Administrative Records >> Cabinet Secretariat >> Records of the Cabinet Affairs Office >> Records of the Cabinet Meetings, Meetings of the Administrative Vice-Ministers and Other Meetings of Officials

Administrative Records >> Cabinet/Prime Minister's Office >> Records concerning Dajokan/Cabinet >> Various Miscellaneous Archives >> Various Miscellaneous Archives(Others)

Administrative Records >> Cabinet/Prime Minister's Office >> Records concerning Dajokan/Cabinet >> Category No.5 Ninmen Saika Sho: Records on Ratification of Appointment and Dismissal of Government Officials

Administrative Records >> Cabinet/Prime Minister's Office >> Records of Prime Minister's Office >> Records of Advisory Council on Social Security

Administrative Records >> Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications >> Records of Radio Technical Council

Administrative Records >> Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications >> Records of the Ministry of Communications, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications


Registering more Catalog Data

It's now accessible to newly registered records, 49,310 volumes.


Important Cultural Properties

It's newly available 304 items (386 images) registered, including "Shoshu Matsujicho" (Important cultural properties) is the oldest existing list of temples that became the basic material for the studies of the relationship of temples in the early Edo Period. "Todatsu Chiho Kiko" (Important cultural properties) was edited and written by Murakami Sadasuke (1780-1846) based on the expedition of the lower reach of Heilongjiang River(Amur River) as told orally by Mamiya Rinzo. "Nochikaikaku koho shiryo" is publicity materials on Agrarian Reform.

2011.10.26

New catalog data are now available through the Digital Archive.

Search and View our Holdings

It's now available with records donated or deposited to the National Archives of Japan, 2,221 volumes, through the Digital Archive, on October 26, 2011.

2011.07.08

New catalog data are now available through the Digital Archive.

Search and View our Holdings

Registering more Catalog Data

It's now accessible to newly registered records, 4,422 volumes and 983 volumes, transferred in 2010.

2011.03.22

New records are now available through the Digital Archive.

Search and View our Holdings

Registering more Digitized Images

Official Documents

  • Records of Deliberations on Bills and Proposed Ordinances (transfered in 2007)136,943 Images
  • Naikaku Kobun: Cabinet Official Documents124,142 Images
  • Records of the Cabinet Meetings, Meetings of the Administrative Vice-Ministers and Other Meetings of Officials, 195119,409 Images
  • Kobun Zassan: Miscellaneous Official Document Compilations, 1886-1904149,041 Images
  • Various Miscellaneous Archives141,782 Images
  • Ninmen Saika Sho: Records on Ratification of Appointment and Dismissal of Government Officials, 1893-1916242,279 Images
  • Records Categorized in the Minister's Secretariat General Affairs Division Records Section (transfered in 1989)80,314 Images
  • Kobun Roku: Records of Government, 1868-187182,748 Images
  • Others ・Shokumu Shintai ・Shokan Shintai ・Kanri Shintai ・Ministry of the Interior Records (related to local administration) ・Records of Personnel Bureau of National Safety Agency and Defense Agency (Original approved documents of law) ・Records of Highway Public Corporation World Bank Loans ・Economic Stabilization Board ・Kobun Ruishu, 1928205,728 Images

Cabinet Library

  • Tamon Yagura Monjo, etc.219,914 Images
  • Others ・Shiryaku ・Baitei Sensei Shiroku Hyojun ・Kankensyo ・Shoshu Matsuji cho ・Shobutsu Ruisan Zuyoku ・Azuma Kagami ・Tempo Sato Cho, etc.20,080 Images
  • Total1,422,380 Images


It can be searched by "Layered Search," through the Digital Archive, as indicated by the following example.

Administrative Records >> Cabinet Legislation Bureau >> Records of Deliberations on Bills and Proposed Ordinances

Administrative Records >> Cabinet/Prime Minister's Office >> Records concerning Dajokan/Cabinet >> Naikaku Kobun: Cabinet Official Documents

Administrative Records >> Cabinet Secretariat >> Records of the Cabinet Affairs Office >> Records of the Cabinet Meetings, Meetings of the Administrative Vice-Ministers and Other Meetings of Officials

Administrative Records >> Cabinet/Prime Minister's Office >> Records concerning Dajokan/Cabinet >> Category No.1 Kobun Zassan: Miscellaneous Official Document Compilations

Administrative Records >> Cabinet/Prime Minister's Office >> Records concerning Dajokan/Cabinet >> Various Miscellaneous Archives >> Various Miscellaneous Archives

Administrative Records >> Cabinet/Prime Minister's Office >> Records concerning Dajokan/Cabinet >> Category No.5 Ninmen Saika Sho: Records on Ratification of Appointment and Dismissal of Government Officials

Administrative Records >> Ministry of Education >> Records Categorized in the Minister's Secretariat General Affairs Division Records Section >> 1970 Category Records


Registering more Catalog Data

It's now accessible to newly registered records, 31,197 volumes, transfered in 2010.


Important Cultural Properties

It's newly available 303 items (357 images) registered, including "Okari Seiten" is illustrations of large-scale hunting games conducted by successive shoguns in the Edo Period, "Pictures of sample medals awarded at the 2nd National Industrial Fair" is included "Kobun Fuzoku no Zu (Pictures and Charts affiliated with Kobun Roku)", "Records of World Bank Loans" is documents relating to construction of Tomei Expressway (Tokyo to Nagoya) during the 30s of the Showa Period, etc.

2010.03.01

Starting up of Renewed "Digital Archive" on March 1st, 2010

National Archives of Japan (NAJ) has provided "Digital Archive," that enable you to access to the descriptions and digitized images of the historical records preserved by NAJ at anytime and anywhere, anyone, free on the Internet, since April 2005. It is started up of renewed "Digital Archive" on March 1st, 2010.

Starting up :March 1st, 2010, 9:00 a.m. (on trial)


URL Address :https://www.digital.archives.go.jp/index_e.html


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