People and portraits

Indexes etc. / Surnames / Portraits

  • World Biographical Information System (WBIS) Online   ※Subscription database for on-site use only
  • KotobankLink to an external site
    • Asahi Dictionary of Japanese Historical Figures, Dictionary of Notable Edo-Tokyo Figures, Dictionary of Notable Entertainers, Who's Who of Non-Japanese , Dictionary of Japanese Politicians, Celebrity Data Bank, Dictionary of Notable Western Figures of the Twentieth-Century, Dictionary of Notable Japanese Figures of the Twentieth-Century, The Biographical Dictionary of Japan
  • Biography Bibliography Database (Jige Kaden / Haga Jinmei Jiten)Link to an external site (National Institute of Japanese Literature)
  • JapanKnowledge Lib   ※Subscription database for on-site use only
    • JK Who's Who, Dictionary of Japanese Fictional and Legendary Characters, The Biographical Dictionary of Japan
  • Bibliography of Japanese Biographical Information (Humanities) Database (National Diet Library)
  • Japan Biographical DatabaseLink to an external site (Sophia University)

Early modern period (Person of letters, etc.)

Modern period (Government officials, etc.)

Indexes etc.

Newspaper articles



Digital images

Portrait indexes