Snapshot of Japan 2016-2018 Web Archive
- Type of resource
- Date captured
- Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, French
The web archive Snapshot of Japan 2016-2018 was an experiment in a "snapshot" approach to archiving websites. It aimed to provide a glimpse at this three-year period by preserving a wide range of issues deemed critical for future scholars to understand contemporary society. Websites were selected after a review of current trends in Japanese studies and attending to reoccurring themes in various media outlets. The sites that were chosen represented a variety of institutional types, were actively updated, had some geographical dispersion over Japan, and fell outside of other web archiving efforts. The general and sub-categories are listed below.
- Politics & economics: political parties, financial institutions, political leaders, TPP, security
- Employment & labor issues: labor unions, industrial cooperatives, irregular employment for youth, at-home work
- Social issues: aging society, Okinawa, support for women, separate surnames for married couples, food destruction, baby drop box, social withdrawal, international help, LGBTQ, influential social figures, revitalization of rural areas, preservation of old towns, 2020 Tokyo Olympics, blog rankings (politics)
- Child care & pregnancy: wait lists for child care, authorized nursery schools, egg freezing services
- Academic & humanities: higher education, religious organizations, university departments (law, economics, sociology)
- Environment & nature: resources, natural energy, anti-nuclear power generation, global warming, nuclear energy-related institutes
- Science & technology: robots, advanced materials, research institutes
- Internet & computers: net harassment, cyber security
- Use and reproduction
- Access is provided in a manner consistent with the Stanford University Libraries Web Archiving Policy (https://library.stanford.edu/projects/web-archiving/policy).