The Japan Times which celebrated its 120th year as a newspaper in March 2017, will hold a celebratory exhibition titled “Japan Through the Lens of an English-language Newspaper – 120 Years of The Japan Times.” The exhibition will be held from Oct. 7 to Dec. 24 at the Japan Newspaper Museum in Yokohama.

Comprising more than 120 highlights, organized by theme and era and spanning The Japan Times’ history since 1897, the exhibition will provide deep insight into how the country was viewed, and how it has viewed the world, within the context of the era.

In addition, during the exhibition period, commemorative lectures will be given by specialists in the areas of education and newspaper history.

◆Exhibition details◆

Outbreak of the Pacific War 
(Dec. 8, 1941)
Outbreak of the Pacific War
(Dec. 8, 1941)

【By Era】
1) A timeline of English newspapers in Japan
2) Meiji / Taisho eras (reports on the Great Kanto Earthquake)
3) Early Showa Era (Japan during wartime)
4) War’s end to present (Japan’s economic revival)

Introduction of Japanese martial 
arts(Aug. 2, 1931)
Introduction of Japanese martial
arts(Aug. 2, 1931)

【By Theme】
1) Life & Culture (Japan’s traditions and current-day soft power)
2) Cross-cultural (giving a hand and a voice to foreign residents)
3) Sports (Olympians and the country’s top athletes)
4) Advertising (the changing role of advertisements over time)
5) Disasters (JT’s crucial role as a lifeline during calamity)
6) Education (language tools since JT’s inception)
7) Yokohama (the port city’s links to the news industry)

◆Special Anniversary Lectures◆

Date & Time Topic Lecturer
Nov. 4 (Sat)
“How to use The Japan Times ST for those who want to take an active part in the world”
A lecture on how to boost one’s English-newspaper reading skills by the editor-in-chief of The Japan Times ST.
The Japan Times ST
Toshiyuki Takahashi (Editor-in-Chief)
Nov. 25 (Sat)
“History of the rise and fall of English language newspapers in Yokohama”
This talk will explore how foreign residents in Yokohama made and distributed English-language newspapers at the end of the Edo Period.
Sophia University Professor,
Yuga Suzuki
Dec. 10 (Sun)
“The Japan Times / How I read it”
An avid reader of The Japan Times, Mr Kenichiro Mogi, talks about key points on how to read it.
Kenichiro Mogi
The lectures will be in Japanese only with no English interpretation.
Please reserve in advance at: http://jtimes.jp/120talk/
Japan Through the Lens of an English-language Newspaper –
120 Years of The Japan Times

Period: Oct. 7-Dec. 24
Location: 2F exhibition room, Yokohama Information & Cultural Center, 11 Nihon Odori, Naka-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture.
Time: 10:00-17:00(entry until 16:30)
Organizer: The Japan Times, News Park (Japan Newspaper Museum)
In cooperation with: Kyodo News, AP, Thomson Reuters, JiJi Press, Eiji Yoshikawa Memorial Hall, Kanagawa Board of Education, Yokohama City Board of Education, Kawasaki City Board of Education
Closed: Mondays(Tuesday, when a national holiday falls on a Monday)
Tickets: General admission: ¥400; college students: ¥300; high school students: ¥200; junior high students and younger: free
Exhibition website: http://jtimes.jp/120e

★ A press preview will be held on Oct. 6, 16:00-17:00. For any press-related enquiries, please contact The Japan Times Corporate Affairs Management Division at (03)-3453-5312, pr@japantimes.co.jp


Press-related enquiries
Ms. Fukunishi, Corporate Affairs
TEL: 03-3453-5312(代)

Exhibition-related enquires
Intellectual property
TEL: 03-3452-7050

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