With the mission of bridging Japan with countries overseas, The Japan Times became the first English newspaper, produced by Japanese people, in 1897. For this exhibition, more than 120 pages from the past 120 years will be on display, showing how the newspaper depicted Japan to the world and how the nation viewed the world.

Commemorative Lectures

  • Dec. 10 (Sun.) 14:00~15:15 (open 13:30)“The Japan Times — How I Read it” (Kenichiro Mogi) [We have reached full capacity for this talk.]
  • Nov. 25 (Sat.) 13:30~14:45 (open 13:00)“The Rise and Fall of English Newspapers Created in Yokohama” (Professor Yuga Suzuki of Sophia University)
  • Nov. 4 (Sat.) 13:30~14:45 (open 13:00)“How to Use The Japan Times ST for Those Who Want to Take an Active Part in the World” (Toshiyuki Takahashi, Editor-in-Chief of The Japan Times ST)
  • Oct. 29 (Sun.) 14:00~15:45 (open 13:30)“Thinking about media marketing strategies and issues in media — from print to digital”

Note: These lectures will be given in Japanese without English interpretation.

Exhibition details

By Era

  1. A timeline of English newspapers in Japan
  2. Meiji/Taisho eras (reports on Great Kanto Earthquake, etc.)
  3. Early Showa Era (Japan during wartime)
  4. War’s end to present (Japan’s economic revival)

By Theme

  1. Life & Culture (Japan’s traditions and current-day soft power)
  2. Cross-cultural (giving a hand and a voice to foreign residents)
  3. Sports (Olympians and the country’s top athletes)
  4. Advertising (the changing role of advertisements over time)
  5. Disasters (JT’s crucial role as a lifeline during calamity)
  6. Education (language tools since JT’s inception)
  7. Yokohama (the port city’s links to the news industry)

Times gone by

Oct. 7-Dec. 24, 2017

Venue: Newspark (The Japan Newspaper Museum)

Open: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (last admission: 4:30 p.m.)

Closed: Mondays(Tuesdays, when a national holiday falls on a Monday)

Tickets: General admission: ¥400; college students: ¥300; high school students: ¥200; junior high students and younger: free

Organizers: The Japan Times, Newspark (The Japan Newspaper Museum)

Sponsor: Tsuneishi Group, YAZAKI Corporation, OJI PAPER

In cooperation with: Kyodo News, Associated Press, Thomson Reuters, Yoshikawa Eiji House and Museum, Kanagawa Prefectural Board of Education



Newspark (The Japan Newspaper Museum), Yokohama Joho Bunka Center, 11 Nihon Odori, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 231-8311