Japan Times Archive trial

The Library is currently trialling the Japan Times Archive and we welcome feedback from our academic staff, researchers and students.

The Japan Times Archive delivers over a century of news and history on world affairs, written in English, from a Japanese perspective. Every issue, published from March 1897 is searchable; the pages are reproduced in full with photos and illustrations.

The Japan Times was launched by Motosada Zumoto on March 22, 1897, with the goal of giving Japanese an opportunity to read and discuss news and current events in English in order to help Japan to participate more fully in the international community.  It was successively renamed The Japan Times and Mail (1918–1940) following its merger with The Japan Mail, The Japan Times and Advertiser (1940–1943) following its merger with The Japan Advertiser, and Nippon Times (1943–1956) before reverting to the Japan Times title in 1956.

If you'd like to provide feedback on this database, please complete this evaluation form.  Alternatively, visit the E-Resources@University of Melbourne blog to add your comments on this trial resource. Your feedback on trials is important and is used to inform possible purchase decisions. The trial of this database ends on 12 August 2016.

For further information, please contact Tom Hyde or Steph Evans.