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Asia & Japan Watch is now available!

We are delighted to announce that Yale now subscribes to the Asahi Shimbun Asia & Japan Watch (AJW).

Asahi Shimbun Asia & Japan Watch (AJW)

The Asahi Shimbun AJW is the English-language digital version of The Asahi Shimbun, Japan's leading daily newspaper. Its editorial policy is to offer in-depth coverage of China, the Korean Peninsula and the rest of Asia, in addition to extensive coverage of Japanese politics, business and society. AJW articles contain many visual elements. Most of the articles are translations of stories that appear in the Japanese language Asahi Shimbun and its affiliated publications with added background information for non-Japanese readers to understand the context. Currently, some key sections in the database are:

3/11 Disaster in Japan - The Asahi Shimbun's coverage of the March 11 M9.0 earthquake, massive tsunami and ongoing nuclear crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. It is updated daily with scoops and in-depth coverage on the story behind what is happening at the Fukushima plant and has already garnered high marks from experts, researchers and journalists around the globe.

Cool Japan - subculture trends as well as the latest in the world of anime and manga. This section also offers info and tips on events and places to visit in Japan.

Sports - covers subjects on sumo, baseball and soccer, as well as profiles of outstanding athletes.