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The Japan Times is one of the few independent English newspapers published in Japan: it mainly competes with English editions of the major dailies, such as the Daily Yomiuri and the Mainichi Daily News, as well as the International Herald Tribune. The paper is known for having a slightly liberal slant. A Nifco group.

Founded: 1897

Motto: "All the News Without Fear or Favor"

Chairman: Toshiaki Ogasawara

Capital: 476,437,000 yen

Staff: Approx. 260

Business: Publishes The Japan Times, The Japan Times Weekly, Shukan ST bilingual weekly, books in English and Japanese; operates InterFM radio station, as well as a travel agency

Head office: 5-4, Shibaura 4-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8071 - telephone (03) 3453-5312

Osaka office: Edobori KN Bldg., 1-25-29 Edobori, Nishi-ku, Osaka 550-0002 - telephone (06) 6445-0881

History

  • 1897 - Inaugural issue of The Japan Times (March 22)
  • 1918 - Name changed to The Japan Times and Mail
  • 1940 - Name changed to The Japan Times and Advertiser
  • 1943 - Name changed to Nippon Times
  • 1951 - First Issue of The Student Times weekly
  • 1961 - The Japan Times Weekly inaugurated
  • 1966 - Moves from Uchisaiwai-cho, Chiyoda-ku, to new building in Shibaura, Minato-ku
  • 1983 - Toshiaki Ogasawara becomes 18th president
  • 1989 - New Japan Times-Nifco (http://www.nifco.com) Building completed
  • 1996 - InterFM (http://www.interfm.co.jp) radio station inaugurated
  • 1997 - The Japan Times celebrates its centenary

See also

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