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The Japan News is the English-language daily published by The Yomiuri Shimbun, which has the highest circulation in the world.

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With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics fast approaching, we are as determined as ever to serve both our Japanese and international readers.
The Japan News is a compact and attractive English-language source from which you can learn and understand the nation’s diverse cultural facets, from traditional and modern Japanese cuisine to sumo wrestling and kabuki theatre.
We are also dedicated to updating our readers on the latest in the Japanese pop-culture scene, with stories and photographs featuring actors, performers and manga.
Our news reporting, directly translated from the nationwide coverage of The Yomiuri Shimbun, covers daily events from every corner of the country about people from all walks of life.
The Japan News is highly valued among foreign residents as an informative and enjoyable read.
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Our “JN Learning Lab” section on Thursdays – featuring a selection of news from the past week, English translation of the Henshu Techo Column, translation contests and other materials for English and Japanese language learners. The handy three-page pullout format allows readers to take the entire section with them to spend the weekend learning at their leisure.



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