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Japanese Studies in English: A Research Guide: Newspapers

Developed and updated by Dan McKee and Michael Engle.

Historical English-language News Sources

Japan Times Archives.
(Online)
Includes complete issues of the Japan Times (including its earlier incarnations as Japan Advertiser, Japan Times & Mailer, Nippon Times etc.), 1897-2013.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS).
(Online)
Full text searchable database with daily summaries of news from around the world, 1941-1996, originally created for the purposes of U.S. intelligence.

World News Connection.
(Online)
Full text searchable database with daily summaries of news from around the world, 1995-2013. Successor to FBIS

Contemporary English-language News Sources

News on Japan.
An edited selection of top news stories.

Japan Times.
Current news from the Japan Times.

Asahi Shinbun.
Current news from the Asahi Shinbun.

Mainichi Shinbun.
Current news from the Mainichi Shinbun.

Yomiuri Shinbun.
Current news from the Yomiuri Shinbun.