The Japan Times On Sunday

Japan’s only English-language tabloid Sunday newspaper features everything you need to know about your world around you in a compact 24-page format (8 color pages). Offering a wide range of news from a global perspective, The Japan Times On Sunday provides in-depth analysis on the essential elements behind the top issues of the week alongside concise snapshots of breaking international/ domestic news, business and sports stories as they come to hand.

Complete your weekend with us, On Sunday.

News / Business / Sports

With original reporting coupled with carefully  selected stories from Japan and around the globe,  we provide news, business and sports articles with insight and depth, as well as a two-page weekly roundup of prominent international and domestic stories/images that have captured the world’s attention.


On Sunday’s Timeout section features a team of specialist writers who deliver in-depth interviews with key personalities in addition to comprehensive feature stories on topics that truly matter.


We present a broad range of domestic/international destinations and activities that allow you to escape the drudgery of day-to-day life. Discover something new with us, On Sunday.


On Sunday offers critical analysis of the week’s most important international/domestic issues by a discerning team of regular columnists, as well as opinion snapshots of what the rest of  the world thinks of current  global events.


On Sunday readers light-hearted insights into the world around us, introducing a selection of brand new interactive sections such as  20 Questions, Overheard, The Buzz and more. A range of puzzles, mind games and crosswords will also be available to test readers of all ages.

The design

On Sunday has created a contemporary, easy-to-follow design that helps readers absorb all the important elements of information on the page in front of them. Comprehension assistance is provided by innovative graphic elements such as the introduction of “quickread” summaries at the top of all analytical articles and educational editorial notes. What’s more, at least five dedicated pages of news, opinion and feature articles provide additional language assistance in the form of article summaries in Japanese or translated keywords.


The Japan Times On Sunday is included within a home delivery subscription to the print edition of The Japan Times / The New York Times. You can subscribe here.

Alternatively, you can subscribe to The Japan Times On Sunday only, either by home delivery or by post. For home delivery, please call our Customer Service Division on 0120-036-242 (Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.). You can apply for a postal subscription to Japan Times On Sunday from this link. (Please note that with a postal subscription the newspaper will arrive around Wednesday of each week, three days after publication on Sunday.)