Tag - newspapers



Japan Times
Dec 19, 2015
Japanese newspapers' self-interest ensures they toe Komeito's line on tax exemption
The vernacular press has been uncharacteristically unanimous in its support for the exemption of food from the planned consumption tax hike.
Oct 24, 2015
Newspapers still a vital resource
Despite the proliferation of online sources, good old-fashioned newspapers remain an essential way to obtain information and acquire knowledge.
Japan Times
Oct 3, 2015
Stop the presses, Yahoo News is on a roll
The Yomiuri Shimbun boasts that it is the most-read newspaper in the world owing to a "certified" daily circulation that tops 9.2 million. The Wall Street Journal, a truly international newspaper, reports daily circulation of about 1.5 million.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 25, 2015
Growth in digital subscriptions, expanding global reach key to newspaper success, says New York Times executive
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.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 5, 2015
Nikkei's $1.3 billion FT bid 'too much,' Axel Springer CEO says
Axel Springer SE would have "loved" to buy the Financial Times, but the $1.3 billion (¥161.7 billion) Nikkei Inc. paid for the salmon-hued paper was too much for the German media group, according to Chief Executive Officer Mathias Doepfner.
Aug 1, 2015
The midsize newspaper in America is toast
If endangered U.S. midsize papers collapse, who will do the local and regional news-gathering?
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 25, 2015
After surprise FT sale, focus turns to The Economist
The Economist Group could become the latest British media business to undergo a change of ownership this year as its co-owner Pearson focuses on education, bankers and industry sources said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 24, 2015
Nikkei Inc. announces it will buy venerable Financial Times in ¥160 billion deal
The surprise announcement by Nikkei Inc. has raised questions about whether the Japanese company can successfully manage such a highly regarded news company.
Jun 24, 2015
Newspapers play a critical role in education
Attempting to shield students from the realities of life that newspapers cover on a daily basis is an exercise in futility.
Japan Times
Mar 25, 2015
Frenemies, screenagers, kidults — kondo your English with these trending terms
How up-to-date is your English vocabulary? New words reflect a changing society and, as a result, new words are coined every day. Reading English newspapers and media from around the world can help you keep up with the changes. Here are some words I picked up recently on my travels.
Mar 18, 2015
Sankei disciplines staff over apparent plagiarism after blogger complains
The Sankei Shimbun has punished a writer and disciplined two supervisors for running an article on its news website in January containing phrases that were almost identical to those that previously appeared on a private blog.
Japan Times
Feb 18, 2015
Sudan defends seizure of newspapers, TV channel says
Sudanese authorities defended the seizure of more than a dozen newspapers, saying the practice would continue if publications were seen to threaten national security, Ashorooq television channel reported.
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 4, 2015
December poll voter turnout 84%, not 53%, newspapers' poll indicates
A joint survey conducted by 17 newspapers has shown as much as 83.8 percent of readers joining it went to the polls in December's Lower House election, far exceeding the official figure of 52.66 percent announced by the internal affairs ministry.
Jan 21, 2015
Editors are killing U.S. political cartooning
The Charlie Hebdo massacre couldn't have happened in the U.S. because no American newspaper employs more than one political cartoonist, and most have none.
Japan Times
Nov 14, 2014
Japanese community papers in the U.S. face stiff competition
Often available for free at Japanese supermarkets and restaurants in major U.S. cities, Japanese community papers are competing hard with online media, including bloggers, for readers and struggling to generate ad revenue.
Japan Times
Oct 20, 2014
Hosei students prepare to publish their own English-language newspaper
A joint project between The Japan Times and Hosei University in Tokyo is helping students learn reporting skills for an English-language publication.
Japan Times
Jun 29, 2014
Cartoonist Ernst captured 'fish-out-of-water' gaijin as they floundered
Having often been told by the Japanese that he would 'never understand' their culture because he was not one of them, American cartoonist Tim Ernst decided to embrace this notion and deploy it creatively.
Japan Times
Mar 22, 2014
Motley crew of foreigners backing Japan's revisionists basks in media glare
In the war of words — particularly with South Korea and China — over World War II-era issues that has intensified over the past 18 months, foreigners — both Westerners and Asians — have also waded into the fray.
Japan Times
Mar 22, 2014
Waiting for the death-penalty debate that never comes
The media breathlessly cover murder trials and profile suspects who face the death penalty, but once a sentence is handed down, they fall back.
Japan Times
Mar 14, 2014
Dahl still drawing on the joys and absurdities of expat life
For over 20 years, Roger Dahl has been making Japan Times readers laugh — and think — with his Opinion Page political cartoons and “Zero Gravity” comic strip, which pokes gentle fun at the foreign experience in this country.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on