The Biographical Dictionary of Japan is one of Japan's largest such dictionaries, including more than 75,000 from the mythical age of Kojiki (Japan's oldest extant chronicle) and Nihon Shoki (oldest official histry of Japan) until the present. In addition to real persons, it includes fictional characters such as heroes in stories and novels, and thus can be an essential source for people-related research. Content current as of October 2015.
Editorial supervisor: 上田正昭・西澤潤一・平山郁夫・三浦朱門

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Original books 日本人名大辞典
Publisher Kodansha Ltd.
Publication date December 6, 2001
Number of volumes One volume
Book price Base price: ¥32,000 + tax
Release date of JK May 30, 2003
Number of entries 76,000 entries
Number of characters 10,782,000 characters
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