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Database for 135 Years of Yomiuri Articles

TOKYO, Feb.26/Kyodo JBN-AsiaNet/--

  Starting in February, The Yomiuri Shimbun, the largest newspaper publisher in Japan, will offer

a new online database service called "Yomidas Rekishikan" 

(History Pavilion).

  The commercial database, the first of its kind in Japan, offers users 

in-depth information about Japan through access to more than 10 million 

articles carried by The Yomiuri Shimbun over the past 135 years. Stories are 

accessible from the newspaper's inaugural edition of 1874 through the latest 


  The database is available for an annual subscription fee of 327,600 Japanese 

yen (tax included).

  Subscriptions are open to anyone wishing to access Yomiuri Shimbun articles 

from the Meiji, Taisho, Showa and Heisei eras as part of their primary research on various

aspects of modern and contemporary Japanese history, society, and changes to the Japanese


  We are proud that "Yomidas Rekishikan" will provide a powerful 

information-gathering tool for colleges and universities, research institutions and public libraries,

as well as government offices, corporations and other organizations.

Main contents

  --Photographs of Yomiuri Shimbun pages produced between 1874 and 1989

  --Texts of Yomiuri Shimbun articles published since 1986

  --Texts of Daily Yomiuri articles published since 1989

  --Japanese-language database featuring about 26,000 contemporary key 

    individuals, their careers and achievements

About The Yomiuri Shimbun 

The Yomiuri Shimbun, one of the most popular quality newspapers in Japan, will 

celebrate its 135-year anniversary in 2009 from the publication of its premier 

issue on November 2, 1874. Further, The Yomiuri Shimbun attained Japan's 

largest morning paper circulation of 7.2 million copies in 1977 and has since 

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maintained the largest circulation in Japan. In addition, the morning paper circulation surpassed

10 million copies in 1994 and has maintained this 

standing to the present day, when multimedia is getting underway.

SOURCE: The Yomiuri Shimbun


Shinichi Satoh

Database Department, Digital Media Bureau

The Yomiuri Shimbun

Tel: +81-3-3216-8513

Fax: +81-3-3217-8262


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