Japan’s most popular English newspaper

Since being founded in 1897 The JAPAN TIMES has been celebrated for its unique readership of foreign and internationally minded Japanese. Produced from an unprejudiced, cosmopolitan and practical viewpoint, The Japan Times has won the confidence of more than 400,000 opinion leaders at home and abroad. With a circulation of 42,000, has the largest circulation of any English newspaper in Japan.

International New York Times Partnership

As of October 2013, the Japan Times contains the International New York Times as part of the daily paper. The fact that the New York Times Company chose the Japan Times as its distribution partner in Japan speaks volumes about the quality and the prestige of this newspaper.

70 %

of our readership is non-Japanese.


Years of history

# 1

Medium to reach foreign residents


People in more than 200 countries visit, the largest of all English news websites in Japan. 

The Japan Times makes it possible to efficiently increase exposure to English speakers beyond those who travel to Japan. Page views mainly come from English-speaking countries. The readers are mainly young (30% or more of our readers are aged 25-34), highly educated people in managerial positions. Furthermore, strong Social Media presence enables global multichannel reach.


8 million

Monthly page views

3 million

Monthly unique users

76 %

Percentage of page views from outside Japan