Search over 100 years of the Yomiuri Shimbun online

A screen shot from the Yomiuri Shimbun

A WWII edition of the Yomiuri Shimbun.

Have you ever wanted to read a newspaper from the Japanese Meiji era, or wondered how 20th century world events were portrayed in the Japanese media? Then check out Yomidasu Rekishikan (ヨミダス歴史館), a database containing 11 million articles from every issue of the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper since its first issue in 1874. The database contains full-page scans of editions from the Meiji, Taisho and Showa Eras, and text versions of articles from the Heisei Era. Articles from 2008 to the present are available in text and as images. Additionally, you can search The Daily Yomiuri, an English publication, and the Contemporary Who’s Who, which contains biographical information as well as related articles about important figures in Japanese history.

Yomidasu Rekishikan (ヨミダス歴史館) is available from October 24, 2012 – November 23, 2012 , so be sure to check it out and let us know what you think.

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