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Further increasing digital subscriptions and expanding their reach outside the United States are the keys to success in the rapidly changing newspaper business, a top executive of The New York Times said Friday in Tokyo.

In his talk, titled “Transitioning to a Digital and Mobile World,” at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, Mark Thompson, president and CEO of The New York Times Company, said its namesake daily topped the 1 million paid digital-only subscriber mark in late July, less than 4½ years after it launched its pay model.

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