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The Yomiuri Shimbun, the publisher of The Japan News, has joined The Washington Post’s digital partner program, which will open the door to greater access to news in English. The Japan News print edition is packed with articles showcasing the Yomiuri’s unparalleled news coverage. By combining this with online articles from Washington, our readers will get the latest news in English from around the world as it happens. This partnership is ideal for readers looking to learn about events happening in Japan and around the globe. Take the so-called comfort women issue for instance. After The Asahi Shimbun announced its previous articles on this issue contained crucial factual errors, The Japan News was the first English-language media outlet in Japan to provide detailed coverage and analysis--in print and online--of the errors and their repercussions, while The Washington Post covered this issue from a global perspective. Users can look back at past articles to see how the issue has unfolded. Free, unlimited digital use for 52 weeks Our partnership will provide Japan News subscribers with many exciting benefits. For 52 weeks, our readers will get free, unlimited digital access to Washington Post articles, photos and apps that are normally only available for a fee. Readers who start subscribing to The Japan News before the end of September can take advantage of this fantastic offer. Current subscribers can apply to start using this service immediately (see accompanying chart). Applying is simple. Go to our dedicated website (the-japan-news.com/premium) and register your name, address and e-mail address. When we have confirmed you have a subscription, a code enabling access to these services will be sent by e-mail. Then go to The Washingon Post’s website and register as a user. Start reading and enjoy! New ground for Washington Post In May 2014, The Washington Post began partnerships on digital content with other U.S. newspapers, and already has formed such links with more than 130 newspapers. The Yomiuri Shimbun is the first newspaper outside the United States to develop such a tie-up with The Washington Post. Stephen Hills, president and general manager of The Washington Post, has welcomed the partnership with the Yomiuri. “We’re thrilled to now extend our international partnering with The Japan News. Our first international partner is a vital source of news for English-language readers in Japan, and we’re honored to join with them in this venture,” Hills said. Hear our articles The special benefits for Japan News subscribers do not stop there. Selected pages from The Japan News can be viewed on smartphones, computers and tablets as they appeared in the print edition. Called “The Japan News LITE,” this replica is available through our website and enables readers to browse through our articles as if they had a real newspaper in their hands. An audio recording of articles also will be available. Whether you are on a crowded train going to work or school, or just have some spare time, these innovative tools for reading and hearing the latest news articles are perfect for English learners wanting to improve their language skills. To use these special services, please register as a premium member on our website for The Washington Post Digital Partner Program. There are no additional fees for these services. Exciting, new content on our pages From September, The Japan News is making some changes to what is on our pages. Pop☆Cool gets even cooler Bringing you the latest interviews and news about Japanese pop culture every Saturday, our Pop☆Cool section will also deliver interesting information from all over Japan. Our bold, originally designed pages have become popular collector’s items among many idol fans. To ensure readers do not miss out on stories about their favorite stars or anime, our website will carry announcements of upcoming features. Tips for students abroad Our “Living & Learning” column features reports by Japanese students currently at overseas institutions including Harvard University. Their firsthand account and information about life on campus and its vicinity offers a valuable insight for anyone thinking of studying abroad. From Sept. 11, this column will run once a month in our JN LearningLab section, which appears in our Thursday edition. All aboard the Shinkansen tale The English version of the hugely popular Yomiuri Online series marking 50 years since the Shinkansen started operating will be carried on The Japan News website. Featuring breathtaking photos of views from the Shinkansen and file footage, “Shinkansen: A half-century journey” is a remarkable tale. Book reviews A new section starting on Sept. 5, “Bound to Please” reviews new English books recommended by Japan News staff writers. It will appear biweekly on our Arts & Lifestyle Page, which runs on Fridays. The Japan News Launched in 1955, The Japan News is the only English-language daily published by a Japanese national newspaper. In 1970, the newspaper’s name was changed to The Daily Yomiuri, and in April 2013, it was changed to its current name as part of a major overhaul of the newspaper’s content. The Japan News brims with eye-catching content including side-by-side English and Japanese versions of editorials and a Japan in Depth section, which analyzes topical Japanese issues. The Washington Post Launched in 1877, The Washington Post has established itself as one of the premier U.S. dailies and is known for its trustworthy reporting, in-depth analysis and engaging opinions. In the 1970s, its investigative reporting into the Watergate scandal eventually led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon and won the newspaper a coveted Pulitzer Prize. In October 2013, Amazon.com founder and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos bought the Washington-based daily and has embarked on a more proactive digital strategy. IMPORTANT NOTICE ON USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION: Unless there is explicit agreement from the user, use of digital partner services provided by The Yomiuri Shimbun and The Washington Post will not change to a fee-paying service. When a subscription to The Japan News is canceled, the reader’s use of these free services will be terminated. To help us confirm you can use services provided under this partnership, please use the same personal details (including name, address and e-mail address) when registering with The Japan News and when applying to use the partner services. 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