Today the English-language newspaper published by The Yomiuri Shimbun starts anew under the name of The Japan News.
Amid Japan's declining international presence, the nation is facing a challenge over its ability to communicate information and knowledge about itself to the world.
With the world's largest circulation, nearly 10 million daily, The Yomiuri Shimbun is Japan's most influential newspaper. We will be more active than before in conveying news and opinion pieces about Japan based on The Yomiuri Shimbun's nationwide news-gathering network in our pursuit of enhancing knowledge and understanding of Japan overseas. We consider this to be a social mission of The Japan News, the only English-language daily published by a national newspaper in Japan.
Of course, the government and media alone should not be tasked with boosting knowledge of Japan around the world. With the rapid progress of information technology and globalization of economic activities, an improvement in people's communication skills is also called for. We would like to contribute to improving readers' abilities by reporting in English on what is going on in Japan and elsewhere in the world.
We appreciate your continued support.