National Archives of Japan
The National Archives of Japan (独立行政法人国立公文書館 Dokuritsu Gyosei Hojin Kokuritsu Kōbunshokan), also known by the acronym NAJ, is a Japanese public institution which preserves government documents and historical records.
History[change | change source]
The National Archives Law No. 79 (1999) established NAJ's core function of preserving government documents and records.
Before the creation of the National Archives, there is almost no tradition of preserving "grey-area" records, such as records which show the process which led to the formation of a specific policy.
Independent Administrative Institution[change | change source]
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- National Archives of Japan (NJA), National Archives Act; retrieved 2012-5-29.
- Nakayama, Shigeru et al. (2001). A Social History of Science and Technology in Contemporary Japan: The Occupation Period, 1945-1952, p. 18.
- NAJ, Outline; retrieved 2012-5-29.
- NAJ, Greetings from the President; retrieved 2012-5-29.
Other websites[change | change source]
- National Archives of Japan (English); (Japanese)
- Japan Center for Asian Historical Records (English)