AJBS--Association of Japanese Business Studies http://www.ajbs.org/
AJBS is an "international association of professionals actively pursuing the exchange of information and ideas concerning Japanese business and its economic, social and cultural environment." Site includes information on membership and conferences.
Japan Considered Podcast http://japanconsidered.blogspot.com/
Largely focused on Japan's domestic politics and foreign relations, but very useful for understanding contemporary Japan. Role of the prime minister and cabinet, changes in Japan's domestic political environment, connecting voters and candidates, constitutional revision, and Japan's relations with other Asian nations. These broadcasts are created by Japan Considered Project creator/maintainer, Robert Angel, and include short interviews with other specialists on Japanese politics and international relations.
Japan Federation of Economic Organizations http://www.keidanren.or.jp/
This is company name, address, telephone number, business start date, stock market listing date, and complete financial statements in Japanese and English. View the official Yuka shoken hokokusho--i.e. the financial statement section---in the Japanese original, and compare it with the English which is available to view in a static HTML table or if you have Microsoft`s Excel on your computer download the excel workbook with many spreadsheets and charts all based on the Japanese original.
Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs http://www.kkc.or.jp/english/
Mizuho Securities http://www.mizuho-sc.com/english/ebond/
Has a wealth of information on bond markets, foreign exchange, equity markets, interest rates, financial data, big bang and financial reform, Japanese listed companies, credit ratings, Japanese financial institutions, Japanese investors. The IBJ group includes the Industrial Bank of Japan.
Nomura Research Institute http://www.nri.co.jp/index.html
Senzenki Shinbun Keizai Kiji Bunko http://www.lib.kobe-u.ac.jp/sinbun/index.html
Kobe University site for newspaper articles from 1910 to 1945. Includes clippings from 21 Tokyo newspapers, 14 Kansai newspapers, 7 from other areas in Japan and 10 from Japan's colonial possessions. Topics range from industry, mining, commerce and agriculture to labor, transportation and cities.
Wright Research Center http://www.corporateinformation.com/ctryind.asp?ctry_cod=392
Includes snapshot reports for 3970 companies in Japan; more detailed information is available for a price. Also provides links to several other websites.
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