Project Sugita Genpaku


Project Sugita Genpaku

Project Sugita Genpaku (プロジェクト杉田玄白) is a project that aims to translate free content texts into Japanese. Translated texts are distributed under an open source-like licence. The project was founded by Hiro Yamagata in 1999,

The name is after Sugita Genpaku, a famous Japanese scholar in Edo era who translated a Dutch book about anatomy in the first time in Japan, known as "Kaitai-shinsho".

Compare:
* Project Gutenberg - a project digitizing works whose copyright expired.
* Aozora bunko - digitizing of Japanese copyright-free texts.

External links

* [http://www.genpaku.org/ Official website]


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