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Modern Japan (Meiji, Taisho, Showa): Maps

This guide provides information on databases and other online resources in Japanese language.

Japanese Collection & Resources

For more information on Japanese Collection at UIUC and Japanese Studies resources, see Japanese Collection page.

Map Library

Map & Geographical Library

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Gaihozu Digital Archives

Gaihōzu Digital Archives (Tohoku University Library)



This digital archives contains a collection of Gaihōzu, maps of foreign countries ("outside of Japanese territory"), created by the Ministry of Land Survey  between Meiji and the end of the WWII.  Because these maps were created for military purposes and were confidential documents, many of them were destroyed or confiscated after the defeat.