The Japan News is a daily English-language newspaper published by The Yomiuri Shimbun. In April 2013, the new name replaced The Daily Yomiuri, and the paper celebrated its 60th anniversary in April 2015. The paper's fundamental editorial goals are to communicate "Japan, now" in an easy-to-understand way, advance the world's understanding of Japan, quickly inform readers about news in Japan and the world.
Readers can understand Japan's political, economic and social trends, both broadly and in-depth, from the English translations of Yomiuri Shimbun articles. In addition to articles from The Yomiuri Shimbun and overseas news agency, there are feature articles from allied foreign papers such as The Washington Post, all of which adds up to make The Japan News a rich source of information.
The paper also carries feature articles that convey attractive aspects of Japan, such as traditional culture, starting with kabuki and sumo, and pop culture, such as anime, as well as daily articles on food, tourism and more. While interesting to foreign readers, the features are also useful for Japanese readers, who can broaden their expressive abilities in English in the fields of business and international exchange. The paper has many pages geared to Japanese readers who are learning English.
Point ① latest News and Deep Analysis
The latest news from The Yomiuri Shimbun is translated and published on the front page and inside pages. Detailed analysis of the current situation in Japan is also provided. To learn more about Japan today in English, The Japan News is the place to go.
The Japan News includes articles from overseas partners, The Washington Post, The Times, and Asia News Network, a coalition of major Asian newspapers. You can read a wide range of news and commentary from diverse perspectives from around the world.
Point ② Food and Tourism
On Tuesday's "Delicious" page, we introduce popular Japanese restaurants and experts in Japanese cuisine. Perfect homemade sauce for grilled fish, tasty cold cooked food for summer, meals for one, and innovative dishes that can be prepared with minimal effort are just a few examples. Some articles feature interviews with producers of vegetables, fruits, seafood and so forth. Wednesday's and Saturday's "Japan in Focus" pages cover a variety of topics from around Japan. The pages introduce touristic sites and unique local activities in East Japan on Wednesday and West Japan on Saturday.
Point ③ Culture and Life
Thursday's "Culture" page covers new trends in Japanese fashion, traditional crafts that have modern designs, and the latest news on Japanese arts and life. The Troubleshooter column on Friday's "JN LearningLab" page is an English translation of The Yomiuri Shimbun's popular and long-running reader advice column. You can get an intimate look inside Japanese family and social life by reading it. Friday's multifaceted "Pop☆Cool" page fills readers in on the latest in pop culture and entertainment, including anime and manga. On Saturday, the English version of The Yomiuri Shimbun's Sunday comic strip "Neko Pitcher" appears. The cute hero of this comic strip, Miitaro, is the first cat to have a career as a professional baseball pitcher.
The Japan News Timeline
Bcon, an English-language daily for British Commonwealth troops stationed in Japan after World War II, is launched in Osaka.
Bcon changes its name to Japan News. The newspaper’s head office is moved to Tokyo.
The Yomiuri Shimbun acquires Japan News, launching its English-language sister paper as a community-oriented tabloid.
Japan News is renamed Yomiuri Japan News.
Yomiuri Japan News changes its name to The Yomiuri, and the newspaper becomes a broadsheet.
The Yomiuri publishes an evening edition, titled Olympic Extra, during the Tokyo Olympic Games.
The Yomiuri is renamed The Daily Yomiuri.
The Daily Yomiuri is designated the official newspaper of the third World Championships in Athletics held in Tokyo. A news service called Yomiuri Report from Japan begins.
Daily Yomiuri Online is launched.
A one-page daily supplement of articles from The Washington Post specially chosen for republication appears.
The Yomiuri Shimbun and The Daily Yomiuri move to Tokyo’s Higashi-Ginza district due to reconstruction of the head office in Otemachi, Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward.
The Daily Yomiuri changes its name to The Japan News and revamps its entire layout.
The Yomiuri Shimbun and The Japan News move into their new head office in Otemachi.
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