This style sheet is based on the recommendations in the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition and the Japan Style Sheet, Third Edition. Developed for publications for which a style guide has not already been prescribed, it is well suited to non-fiction work relating to Japan for general readers. CIC will adapt elements of style, in accordance with standard practices, to suit the preferences of the client. CIC style is suitable for books and articles for general and serious readers (journalism, tourism, consumer literature, art catalogs, etc).

CIC Style Sheet (PDF, 116K)

For writing for scholarly or specialized readers, especially for citation and bibliography style, CIC recommends reference to the Monumenta Nipponica Style Sheet:

Monumenta Nipponica Style Sheet (PDF, 1.4MB)