Yomidas Rekishikan is a digital archive covering the entire history of newspaper publishing by The Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan’s leading daily. The archive contains more than 14 million articles carried by the newspaper since its first issue in 1874.
Yomidas Rekishikan comprises four sections plus an optional feature:
■ The Meiji, Taisho & Showa eras (1874 to 1989)
■ The Heisei era (from 1986 onward; 300,000 stories added each year)
■ The Japan News, The Yomiuri Shimbun’s English-language daily (since 1989)
■ Contemporary Who’s Who (Profiles of 26,000 noteworthy people)
■ Regional Sections (Showa era, 1933 to 2001) optional feature