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To research American Folklife Center (AFC) collections, a good place to start is the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Each AFC collection has an individual catalog record. The following link provides a custom search in the catalog for Japan materials: (Note that this search will call up Veterans History Project oral histories of veterans who served in Japan. There are also oral histories with a few Japanese American veterans.)
Finding aids provide a gateway to a wealth of Library of Congress treasures. These guides provide comprehensive overviews of unique Library resources. Progressively detailed descriptions of a collection's component parts summarize the overall scope of the content, convey details about the individuals and organizations involved, and list box and folder headings. The link below is a customized search of Library of Congress Finding Aids limited to finding aids in the American Folklife Center collections relating to Japan..
The following guide offers general research strategies for use of the American Folklife Center collections.