Public Access to the Specified Historical Public Records and Archives

Reading with a microreader and printer

Reading with a microreader and printer

Searching through the Digital Archive System

Searching through the Digital Archive System

Reading room

Reading room

Public access to the Specified Historical Public Records and Archives are in principle ensured unless there is a risk of harm to the rights and interests of an individual or there are any other reasonable grounds to restrict it.

1) Method of Use

Anyone can read the Specified Historical Public Records and Archives after prescribed procedures are completed. Users can also, for a fee, place orders to have copies of the holdings made.

2) Digital Archive

Digital Archive is the distinctive online service of NAJ through which users can search the catalog of the Specified Historical Public Records and Archives and view their images on-site and off-site. The online catalog is provided with two searching options: the layered search and the keyword search. In addition, a cross-file searching function is built in to link up with a variety of databases, both domestic and international.
Also provided are published catalogs and paper catalogs of the Specified Historical Public Records and Archives in the reading room. The published catalogs are widely distributed to major archives and libraries nationwide.

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3) Reference

NAJ responds to inquiries from users regarding the catalog of the Specified Historical Public Records and Archives, the searching options and so forth. Please contact us by mail, fax, or e-mail via NAJ website.

4) Others

NAJ holds special exhibitions in spring and autumn.
When other institutions request the loan of the holdings for their exhibitions or other events with public objectives such as academic research and social education, NAJ lend them subject to the loan conditions.

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