Japan Documentation Center (JDC)
With the closing of the Japan Documentation Center (JDC) on
March 31, 2000, the JDC database will not be updated.
The Japan Documentation Center was
established in 1992 to collect and disseminate Japanese public policy
information. The project successfully developed an information
management system and a database of over 5,000 items that includes
source materials in fields such as economics, commerce and industry,
law, politics, the environment, and social conditions.
The collection will be serviced by the Japanese Section staff.
The JDC collected difficult-to-obtain
unpublished literature, often referred to as "grey literature."
The collection included policy studies and reports, white papers
and annual reports, draft legislation, think-tank reports, and public
opinion polls. The bulk of materials were issued between 1993 and
1999, and about 95% are in Japanese. Each record in the bibliographic
database has a detailed English abstract, and the web index file
allows full text searching. Researchers can identify useful materials
and request copies from the Asian Division.
Library of Congress
Jefferson Building, Room LJ 150
Washington, DC 20540-4810