1897

The first edition, comprising six pages, published March 22.

1918

Absorbs The Japan Mail, published by an Englishman; published under joint management as The Japan Times and Mail.

1933

Hitoshi Ashida, who became prime minister after World War II, becomes 11th president.

1934

The Japan Times Co., Ltd. Established.

1940

Absorbs The Japan Advertiser (Tokyo) and The Japan Chronicle (Kobe); published under joint management as The Japan Times & Advertiser, effective as of January 1, 1941.

1943

Name changed to Nippon Times.

1951

First Issue of The Student Times, an English-Japanese bilingual weekly paper, launched.

1956

Shintaro Fukushima becomes 15th president.

1957

International air mail daily edition of The Japan Times start. Wins the Nihon Shimbun Kyokai(Japan Newspaper Publishers & Editors Association) prize.

1960

The Japan Times Weekly launched.

1966

New headquarters building completed in Shibaura, Minato-ku. Moves there from Uchisaiwai-cho, Chiyoda-ku.

1976

Partly computerized cold typesetting system introduced.

1983

Toshiaki Ogasawara becomes 18th president.

1985

Production system fully computerized.

1989

New office building, named The Japan Times-Nifco Building, completed. Color offset rotary press installed.

1990

The Student Times is renamed the Shukan ST. Printing of The Japan Times Weekly International Edition starts in Los Angeles.

1997

Centennial of The Japan Times.

2006

Yukiko Ogasawara becomes 19th president.