Works that I consult

Modern works

The Oxford English Dictionary, second edition

Garner’s Modern English Usage by Bryan A. Garner (2016)

Farnsworth’s Classical English Style by Ward Farnsworth (2020)

A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting by Kenneth A. Adams

Dreyer’s English by Benjamin Dreyer (2019)

The Library of Congress Japanese Romanization Table

The SWET Japan Style Sheet

The Monumenta Nipponica Style Sheet

The Chicago Manual of Style

The Elements of Typographic Style by Robert Bringhurst

The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism by Robert E. Buswell Jr. and Donald S. Lopez, Jr.

Subtitling Concepts and Practices by Jorge Díaz Cintas & Aline Remael

Pre-WWII works of interest

A Dictionary of Modern English Usage, first edition by Henry Watson Fowler (1926)

Commercial Correspondence by Ralph Starr Butler (1922)

The King’s English by H.W. and G.F. Fowler (1908)

The Reader Over Your Shoulder, first edition by Robert Graves (1943)


Books for Japanese and English study

A Diplomat in Japan by Ernest M. Satow

一外交官から見た明治維新[[あるいは塩尻清市訳「幕末維新囘想記」。]] 坂田精一訳

Kuaiwa-hen Part I and Part II by Ernest M. Satow

会話編 アーネスト・サトウ著[[英語版のみ。]]

Japan Rising: The Iwakura Embassy to Japan and Europe

Kinsei Shiriaku by Yamaguchi Ken, translated by Ernest M. Satow

近世史畧[[Popularised edition published in 1891 here.]] 山口謙著

The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu, translated by Edward G. Seidensticker

源氏物語 紫式部著

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

クリスマス・カロル 森田草平訳

The Autobiography of Fukuzawa Yukichi translated by Eiichi Kiyooka

福翁自伝 福沢諭吉著


Useful websites

洋本: AbeBooks – perhaps the world’s best bookstore

日本語古書: 日本の古書屋 – used Japanese books

デジタル書籍: the Internet Archive – digital books, audio, etc.

デジタル古書: 国立国会図書館デジタルコレックション – scans of old Japanese texts

類語辞典: Weblio 類語辞典 – a thesaurus of Japanese

英英辞典: Dictionary by Merriam-Webster – when the ODE isn’t enough

英語由来辞典: Etymonline – the online etymology dictionary of English

英語類語辞典: Power Thesaurus – a crowdsourced English thesaurus

言葉推移表示: Google Books Ngram Viewer – for verifying usage

SWET: the Society of Writers, Editors, and Translators

ウェブ辞典検索: 広辞苑無料検索 – dictionaries galore