The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration Project


The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) owns a large number of historical records related to Japan. These include U.S. and Japanese military records during World War II, the records of Occupied Japan after the war, U.S.-Japan diplomatic relationship documents, Japan’s national security documents, Japan’s social and economic records, and so on.


Nichimy staff members go to NARA every day for our research projects. Recently, we discovered documents that show the locations of burial sites in Iwo Jima. We have contributed data to recover more than 11,000 Japanese remains. We also have been engaged in other topics in our research: Battle of Okinawa, Japanese-Americans, Koreans in Japan, and regional history in Japan.


Nichimy has been an expert of document preservation through scanning/camera shooting projects. We have performed scanning projects for national and local governmental agencies, universities, libraries, and independent researchers.