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Encyclopedia > The Japan Times

The Japan Times is one of the few independent English language newspapers published in Japan: it mainly competes with English editions of the major dailies, such as the Daily Yomiuri and the International Herald Tribune/Asahi Shimbun. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Yomiuri-TOKYO Office Yomiuri-Osaka Office Yomiuri YC The Yomiuri Shimbun (読売新聞 Yomiuri Shinbun) is a Japanese newspaper published in Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, and other major Japanese cities. ... The International Herald Tribune is a widely read English language international newspaper. ... Asahi-OSAKA office Asahi is a common name in Japan, for other uses see Asahi. ...

  • Founded: 1897
  • Motto: "All the News Without Fear or Favor", "The World's Window on Japan"
  • Chairman: Toshiaki Ogasawara
  • Capital: ¥476,437,000
  • Staff: Approx. 260
  • Business: Publishes The Japan Times, The Japan Times Weekly, Shukan ST bilingual weekly, books in English and Japanese; operates *InterFM radio station, as well as a travel agency
  • Head office: 5-4, Shibaura 4-chōme, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8071 - telephone (03) 3453-5312
  • Osaka office: Edobori KN Bldg., 1-25-29 Edobori, Nishi-ku, Osaka 550-0002 - telephone (06) 6445-0881


  • 1897 - Inaugural issue of The Japan Times (March 22)
  • 1918 - Name changed to The Japan Times and Mail
  • 1940 - Name changed to The Japan Times and Advertiser
  • 1943 - Name changed to Nippon Times
  • 1951 - First Issue of The Student Times (now Weekly ST) weekly
  • 1961 - The Japan Times Weekly inaugurated
  • 1966 - Moves from Uchisaiwai-chō, Chiyoda-ku, to new building in Shibaura, Minato-ku
  • 1983 - Toshiaki Ogasawara becomes the 18th president
  • 1987 - Opens full-time editorial bureau in Osaka
  • 1989 - New Japan Times-Nifco Building completed
  • 1996 - InterFM radio station was inaugurated
  • 1997 - The Japan Times celebrates its centenary
  • 2006 - Yukiko Ogasawara becomes the 19th president

is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A weekly newspaper published by The Japan Times for learners of English language. ... InterFM (JODW-FM 76. ...

Regular contributors

Sir Hugh Cortazzi GCMG retired after four years service as British ambassador to Japan in 1984, but has since been a leading scholar and promoter of better relations between Britain and Japan. ... Donald Richie (born 1924) is an American-born author who has written a number of books about the Japanese people and Japanese cinema. ...

External links

  • The Japan Times Online

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