Two Hiroshima children start wall newspaper for evacuees

Aug 25, 2014

Two Hiroshima children start wall newspaper for evacuees

To encourage Hiroshima residents sheltering in the city’s elementary school following last week’s deadly landslides, two students launched the first edition of an illustrated handwritten wall newspaper. The newspaper was launched Sunday by 12-year-old Hiroyo Miyamoto, who is in her first year of junior ...

Japan protests China paper's map of atomic clouds

Jul 10, 2014

Japan protests China paper's map of atomic clouds

Japan lodged a protest Wednesday with China over a newspaper’s depiction of exploding mushroom clouds in a map of Japan, calling it offensive. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters that Japan, as the only nation to have suffered atomic attacks, will “never tolerate” ...

Daily celebrates UNESCO honor with silk edition

Jun 23, 2014

Daily celebrates UNESCO honor with silk edition

A local newspaper in Gunma Prefecture issued a special edition made of silk on Sunday to mark the Saturday listing of the Tomioka Silk Mill as a World Cultural Heritage site. The Jomo Shimbun newspaper produced 100 silk special editions measuring 50 by 40 ...

Jan 15, 2014

High school paper keeps Fukushima connection

Since May 2011, a newspaper published by high school students in Hikone, Shiga Prefecture, has been updating readers on the situation in Fukushima Prefecture. The series, “Connecting Fukushima,” in the Hikone Higashi High School newspaper also features people in Shiga who assist in the ...

Dec 27, 2013

Yomiuri caught in ¥69 million tax dodge

The Tokyo head office of Japan’s largest daily, the Yomiuri Shimbun, failed to declare about ¥69 million ($660,000) in income over three business years to March and has been told to pay back taxes, its parent said Friday. While the total included accounting errors, ...

You read about them here first

Jan 27, 2013

You read about them here first

by Edan Corkill

Ever since 1897 The Japan Times has reported daily in English on people, places and goings-on in and beyond this country. During those 116 years, our articles have often included information that never made it into the Japanese-language press — as in 1934, when ...