Japan Times Archive

The University of Cambridge has trial access to The Japan Times Archive
up to 13 November 2016.

This trial will be useful for students beyond East Asian studies because the Japan Times is all in English. The digital archives include every issue from 1897 to 2015. It is all full-text searchable. We already have newspaper archives for the Yomiuri Shimbun, Nikkei, and Asahi Shimbun.

For students and scholars who read Japanese, Japan’s major English-language newspaper could be an extra point of comparison. Our existing subscriptions also include English-language editions from Yomiuri and Nikkei. These and other Japan-related e-resources are available together here.

You can reach the Japan Times Archives here

Current Issues are available at the Japan Times site.

Please send your feedback by writing an email to: khw27@cam.ac.uk

From the issue of June 3, 1953: “Made Memorable: The concert last Saturday afternoon at Hibiya Hall … was made especially memorable by the presence of Mrs Eleanor Roosevelt, who spoke the narrative for Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf”. … Even though her reading  was in English the large audience of Japanese children seemed familiar enough with the delightful composition to follow it with ease.  The tiny sprinkling of American children and their parents (why don’t more turn out?) was visibly as moved as I was, not only by the sound of this truly American voice so far from home, but also by the evident enjoyment of over two thousand young Japanese throats singing out “Swanee River” as though it were one of their own folk songs”.

Eleanor Roosevelt in Hiroshima, June 1953.

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