Japan Through the Lens of an English-language Newspaper

120 exhibition
120 exhibition

In commemoration of its 120th anniversary, the Japan Times – Japan's oldest English-language newspaper – is putting on this exhibition in Yokohama. Showcasing select pages highlighting notable events in Japan over the past 120 years, it offers insight into how this nation has viewed the world and vice versa during times both turbulent and tedious. Organised by theme and era, the display recounts how the JT was forced to change its name to Nippon Times during World War II, and touches on how valuable the paper has been for non-Japanese-speakers during natural disasters. The exhibition is accompanied by a lecture series (held in Japanese only, unfortunately).


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