EA Ref: DS833 .C46 1997
Arranged by region and topic, it provides information on the phenomena and scholarship relating to it. Each article is signed and provides a brief bibliography. Covers places from early history to the present (e.g. Hanshin earthquake, 1995). Numerous appendices include information on rail lines, a map of provinces and prefectures, a conversion table for dates, the numbers for 1:20,000 maps, and 50 pages of maps from the Nara period to 1945. Includes indexes for events, people and place names.
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