The website of The Japan News is a unique medium that reaches out to English-speaking people in Japan and a global audience interested in Japan. The Yomiuri Shimbun is the only major Japanese newspaper that publishes an English-language daily. In April 2013, the name of this newspaper was changed from The Daily Yomiuri to The Japan News, and its website was given a major overhaul as part of this fresh start. Since then, it has recorded more than 50% increase in page views.
In addition to its extensive reports on national politics and the economy, The Japan News has also expanded its coverage of Japanese pop culture. Since 2014, its website has carried an English version of a Yomiuri comic strip about a baseball-playing cat that enjoys high popularity among readers