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History 218: Modern Japan: Primary Sources - Databases/Collections

Modern Japan
Professor Eiko Maruko
Siniawer Fall 2021

Newspapers - English Languages

Japan Times Archives (Library subscription)
Publication Date: 1897- 2017

The Mainichi

Center for Research Libraries has an English edition of The Mainichi (1951-1960) and The Mainichi Daily News (1960-1962) on microfilm.

The Mainichi website in English has a search function, which seems to go back one year.

Japan News (Yomiuri Shimbun)

Selected articles from 1989-present are available in Nexis Uni.

The Japan News website only goes back 30 days. 

AJW: Asia and Japan Watch (Asahi Shinbun)

Their AJW website has news in English going back approximately 1 year. Non-subscribers are limited to 10 articles/month.

Translated Japanese News

News in Japanese

The Center for Research Libraries also has newspapers in Japanese on microfilm.

The longest run is for Asahi Shinbun:

For other newspapers from Japan, see CRL's list by country and city.


Collections of Digitized Sources