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 can access the newspaper records offline for specific requested topics and have access to material with Japanese only captions. Feel welcome to contact us at contact,nipponnews,net with your inquiries.

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.