Mainichi Newspapers

The Mainichi Shimbun is Japan’s oldest newspaper with an archive that stretches back over 100 years through the Meiji, Showa and Taisei eras. The archive contains a vast and thorough collection of images from Japan’s recent history including an unparalleled Japanese documentation of WWII.

We are currently only able to showcase a very small portion of the archive in this site via the 10 gallery links below. However we can access the newspaper records offline for specific requested topics and we also have access to much more material with Japanese only captions. Feel welcome to contact us at contact,nipponnews,net with your inquiries.

List of Galleries (click on an image to see more on the subject)

Economic Growth

Japan-China Relations

Japan-Korea Relations

Japan-America Relations

Japan-Russia Relations

Post-War Japan

Post-War Buildings

Tokyo Olympics 1964

Celebrity Visits

Japanese Writers

As well as the Mainichi Shimbun archive, we also represents two other major newspaper archives through Aflo; Nikkan Sports and The Yomiuri Newpaper.

For those interested in seeing more please visit our sister site or check out our Mainichi pages in our Japanese language database.