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Invitation to The Daily Yomiuri Archives

The Yomiuri Shimbun

The Yomiuri Shimbun provides an online database of Daily Yomiuri articles. The monthly fee for an individual user is ¥525, including tax. Fees for organizational users, such as libraries and universities, start from ¥21,000, including tax, per month.

Articles available

In September 1989, The Yomiuri Shimbun started storing selected Daily Yomiuri articles, such as editorials and stories that help readers understand Japanese society--including politics, business, local news and sports--on the database.

In June 1992, The Yomiuri Shimbun started to store almost all Daily Yomiuri articles, except for radio and television listings and stock quotations on the database.

Articles provided by outside organizations, such as The Washington Post and Los Angeles Times, without secondary use permission are not stored on the database.


English versions of editorials and the Henshutecho column are available on the sample page.

Individual users

An individual user can access The Daily Yomiuri Archives through most Internet service providers.

For a monthly fee of ¥525, an individual user can access The Daily Yomiuri Archives, and The Yomiuri Shimbun article database and the Who's Who database(in Japanese).

Organizational users

The rate for educational institutes, libraries and private corporations to access The Daily Yomiuri Archives, The Yomiuri Shimbun article database and the Who's Who database varies depending on access conditions and number of users.

The Daily Yomiuri Archives offers prospective organizational users a one month trial program free of charge.

To register for The Daily Yomiuri Archives, please visit the registration page (in Japanese only).

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