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A digital subscription to The Japan Times gives you the big picture on what's really happening in Japan. Stay connected, on the device of your choice, to your community and the world.

Our Digital Full Plan now includes the ePaper Edition.

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  • Read up to 80 stories per month
  • Newsletter service

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  • Unlimited access to the JT website
  • Newsletter service
  • Access to the ePaper Edition NEW

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  • * Current subscribers to The Japan Times / The New York Times can enjoy free digital access. Learn how you can apply.
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Subscribers can access the following digital plans for free:

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Japan’s only English-language tabloid Sunday newspaper features everything you need to know about the world around you in a compact format.

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  • Wide-ranging analysis on key political, economic, social and cultural issues of the week

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In case of disaster
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Our live blog provides the latest news and updates on damage and transportation delays in times of emergency.
As you choose
In addition to browsing our website, you can also read our ePaper, a digitally enhanced replica of The Japan Times that includes features such as audio transcriptions and bookmarks.

FAQ

What are The Japan Times Membership Services?

Signing up for a free membership makes you eligible for a range of online services. Non-subscribers can read up to 10 stories per month for free, while paid subscribers can access further content depending on their plan specifications. There is also an option to receive daily email updates. Members of the service are entitled to the following:

・Read stories on The Japan Times website (free access up to 10 stories / month)

・Receive free email updates

To register, click here.

I don’t subscribe to the newspaper. Can I read your stories online?

A free membership is required to access 10 stories. Those who are not registered can only read up to five stories per month.

Access to stories from certain news wires expires over time. For the details of wire service contracts, see here.

Do page allotments apply to all of the JT website pages? Does the front page count as a page view? How about search results?
No, the front page, category index pages (e.g. Top News page) and search result pages are not part of your story allotment.
Subscription benefits: Free digital access

I’m a JT/NYT subscriber. How can I use my subscriber benefits to utilize the free full access to The Japan Times website and NYTimes.com?

Follow these simple steps to start enjoying free digital access on any device.

■ I’m already a registered member (apply for subscription benefits on The Japan Times website)

1. Access the Print Subscribers page

2. Click “Apply subscription benefit (The Japan Times website)"

3. Fill out the form and click SIGN UP button

4. Click the LOGIN button in the upper right corner of the main page of The Japan Times website and enjoy

■ I’m already a registered member (apply for subscription benefits on NYTimes.com)

1. Access the Print Subscribers page

2. Click “Apply subscription benefit (NYTimes.com)"

3. Fill out the form and send

4. After applying, you will receive an email with detailed information. Please check it.

*Please note it may take up to five days for registration to be proceeded.

■ I'm not a registered member yet

1. Fill out the form and send

2. After applying, you will receive an email with detailed information. Please check it.

*Please note it may take up to five days for registration to be proceeded.

If you need further assistance, please contact us via inquiry form.

Is there an app for The Japan Times?

There is a free app available.

iOS (Apple devices such as iPhone, iPad)
https://itunes.apple.com/bn/app/thejapantimes/id1239714390

Android OS (other than Apple devices)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.japantimes.www

*May not work on certain device versions.
*Unable to use on other OS such as Windows OS, Blackberry OS.

The app is free, but the number of stories available differs by subscription plan.

■ Those subscribing to the print edition of The Japan Times / The New York Times can enjoy for free and unlimited access to the digital content of both publications.
*If you haven't registered for The Japan Times Membership Service (free), please proceed here.
*If you have registered, please log in and enjoy.

■ Digital Full plan subscribers can enjoy free, unlimited stories.

■ Digital Lite subscribers can read 80 stories per month.

■ Registrants of The Japan Times Membership Service can read 10 stories per month.
Non-registrants can read five stories per month.

*To register, click here.

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Subscribers or those registered for The Japan Times Membership Service, please make sure to log in. If you don't log in, availability will be limited to five stories per month.
*If you haven't used the service for a while, powered off or restarted your device, you may need to log in again.