Journal@rchive, is an archive site of J-STAGE operated by the Japan Science and Technology Agency. They are now serving a suite of journals focusing on antiquity. In addition, like all big aggregators of journal content, they have a search function which allows the discovery of lots of scholarship buried in unlikely places. For instance, a search for "mesopotamia" will produce a findset of articles included in the journals listed below, but also in such places as Japanese Journal of Breeding and Proceedings of the Japan Academy. Ser. B: Physical and Biological Sciences.
For antiquity the following journals are important:
- Anthropological Science, earlier entitled Journal of Anthropological Society of Nippon, 60 volumes: 51 (1936) - 110 (2002).
- Anthropological Science (Japanese Series), 10 volumes 107 (1999) - present = 116 (2008)
- Nihon Kokogaku (Journal of the Japanese Archaeological Association), 14 volumes: 1 (1994) - present = 14 (2007).
- Orient, 39 volumes: Vol.1(1960) - 39(2004)
- Dio : The International Journal of Scientific History, earlier entitled (amusingly) Dio and the Journal for Hysterical Astronomy, 15 volumes: 1991 - present [born digital]. This began as a very personal journal, however the current editor is intent on bringing it mainline.