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Searching Japanese Databases and Catalogs: Newspapers and News Online

This guide features important general and subject-specific Japanese databases and catalogs that allow you to search for articles, books, and other research materials in Japan and the United States.

News Aggregators

These websites aggregate popular news stories from a variety of sources. Some are curated by editors or users, while others are generated automatically. All are in Japanese.

Twitter Feeds

This is a sample list of news feeds from and about Japan, but is by no means exhaustive!

Japanese News Digital Archives

These databases contain mostly historical newspaper page images, spanning the Meiji period to the present in some cases. Several are Penn subscription databases and require a PennKey login.

News in Japanese

English News Digital Archives

These databases contain mostly historical newspaper page images, spanning the Meiji period to the present in some cases. They are Penn subscription databases and require a PennKey login.

News in English

These are a variety of online publications that provide current news on Japan in English, as well as some historical topics such as the Great East Japan Earthquake.