Research Materials Room


  • In view of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, Research Materials Room has restricted some services.
    Users must make a reservation in advance.
    We apologize for the inconvenience and ask for your understanding and cooperation.

The National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics (NINJAL) preserves research materials (e.g., index cards, audio recordings, etc.) collected or created by various research projects in the past 70 years. This website provides a list of the materials and their abstracts.

Visitors can browse the materials for research or educational purposes by applying in advance. When planning to use the research materials, please see the information page for visitors.

List of Research Materials (Catalogue)

Office hours

Open Monday through Friday
Hours: 9:30 to 17:00
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, the New Year holidays (December 28 - January 4), and the last Friday of each month

Reading (Access to Materials)

When planning to use the research materials, be sure to contact us beforehand.

If visitors would like to have access to materials, please fill out an application form.

There are restrictions on use because of the protection of personal data, aged deterioration, and so on.

Materials are not lent out.


If visitors would like to copy materials, please fill out an "Application for Copying Materials," and submit it to the information counter in NINJAL Library.

A self-service coin-operated copying machine is available.

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