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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Modern Japan (Meiji, Taisho, Showa): Newspapers

This guide provides information on databases and other online resources in Japanese language.

Japanese Collection & Resources

For more information on Japanese Collection at UIUC and Japanese Studies resources, see Japanese Collection page.

Yomidasu Rekishikan

Yomidasu Rekishikan ヨミダス歴史館

Yomidasu Rekishikan (ヨミダス歴史館) is an article database for The Yomiuri Shinbun. The historical collection for 1874-1989 (in images from the shukusatsu-ban edition) and the current collection for 1986-present (full text with images of the print edition) are available. Further information and instructions can be found at:

For access, please use the following:

Please note: the access is available from computers with Illinois IP address. VPN or the library's proxy authentication needed for off-campus access.

Kobe University Library Digital Archives

Kobe University Library Digiral Archives: Newspaper Articles

神戸大学付属図書館 デジタルアーカイブ 新聞記事文庫


Digital images of newspaper clippings provided by Kobe University Library.  This searchable database contains full-text of the articles as well as images.