Asahi Shimbun Cross-Search


Online newspaper database in Japan containing archives for Asahi shinbun (1945-) plus two weekly news magazines: Weekly Asahi and Aera. Asahi shimbun is one of the most important newspapers in Japan.
* Full Text Database from 1985 to the present
* Image Database of Post-WWⅡ Showa Period (1945-1989)
* Who’s Who Database
* Historical Photo Archive
* Image Database of Pre-war Showa Period
* Image Database of Meiji and Taisho Era

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The number of simultaneous users is limited to 2 persons.

Available with support from Japan Foundation.

User guides
Video guide (in Japanese)


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System maintenance will be performed on February 13(Mon.) from 17:00 to 24:00(Japan local time). During this period, “Asahi Shimbun Cross-Search” will be unavailable.



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Asahi Shimbun Cross-Search

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