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The following archives and libraries have collections or services helpful for genealogical research.

Diplomatic Record Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Diplomatic Record Office
of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
(Gaimusho, Gaiko Shiryokan)
5-3,1-chome, Azabudai, Minato-ku
Tokyo, Japan 106-0041
Telephone: 81-3-3585-4511
Fax: 81-3-3585-4514
Internet: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Note: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs ONLY accepts telephone calls and in-person visits. No emails or letters!

The Department of Research, Planning, and Coordination, Policy Research Institute

The Department of Research, Planning, and Coordination, Policy Research Institute - Library Division
Department of Research Planning and Coordination, Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
(Norin Suisansho, Norin Suisan Seisaku Kenkyusho, Kikaku Renrakushitsu, Toshoka)
2-2-1 Nishigahara, Kita-ku
Tokyo, Japan 114-0024
Telephone: 81-3-3910-3978
Fax: 81-3-3940-0232
Email: ref-primaff@ml.affrc.go.jp
Internet: Department of Research, Planning and Coordination

National Archives of Japan


National Archives of Japan
(Kokuritsu Kobunshokan)
3-2 Kitanomaru Koen, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo, Japan 102-0091
Telephone: 81-3-3214-0621
Fax: 81-3-3212-8806
Internet: National Archives of Japan

Japan Center for Asian Historical Records

Japan Center for Asian Historical Records,
National Archives of Japan

(Kokuritsu Kobunshokan Asia Rekishi Shiryo Center)
Sumitomo Hanzomon Bldg. Annex 4F
2-1-2 Hirakawa-cho, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo, Japan 102-0093
Telephone: 81-3-3556-8801
Fax: 81-3-3261-1521 Internet: Japan Center for Asian Historical Records

University of Tokyo

'University 'of Tokyo
General Library
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku
Tokyo, Japan 113-0033
Telephone: 03-5841-2647
Fax: 03-5841-2611 Internet: University of Tokyo General Library

The National Archives of the United States has records of Japanese Relocation and Internment During World War II at: Internet: USA National Archives: Japanese Relocation and Internment Records

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