J-DAC Databases – Trial access

Trial access to two J-DAC databasesDocuments related to Masayoshi Ohira and Collection of Rare Magazines related to Sexual Culture [in Japan] – is available to 31 July 2022 for Cambridge University members.

Please tell us about your use of these resources and if you want continued access to either of them via this feedback form.

Documents related to Masayoshi Ohira  「大平正芳関係文書」

A large cache of documents left by Masayoshi Ohira (1910-1980), 68th and 69th Prime Minister of Japan. Composed of a vast and varied selection of primary source material containing everything from diaries and notebooks written personally by Ohira, to correspondence, official documents from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and Industry, manuscripts for responses to Diet questions, and for Diet speeches; election material, plus transcripts of interviews with key political and financial officials conducted for the penning of Ohira’s memoirs, this is a resource of the first order for anyone with a serious interest in Japan’s post-war political history.

Please note that when searching the Ohira database you should select this database from the list below the search bar to avoid getting results from other historical databases (which are not included in this trial).

Collection of Rare Magazines related to Sexual Culture [in Japan]  「社会文化史データベース 性風俗稀少雑誌」

This database allows access to over 400 issues of magazines published in Japan between 1950 and 1970. It includes magazines published for general entertainment with stories and information about movies as well as magazines related to sexual culture. The contents reflect cultural changes after the Occupation of Japan ended in early 1952. The archive will be useful for research related to gender, sexuality, history, and literature in post-war Japan.

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