A digital subscription to The Japan Times gives you the big picture on what's really happening in Japan. Stay connected, on the device of your choice, to your community and the world.

Bringing you both The Japan Times and internationally renowned The New York Times.

Japan’s only English-language tabloid Sunday newspaper features everything you need to know about the world around you in a compact format.

The Japan Times has been delivering the news of the nation for more than 120 years

Read a trusted authority on the nation’s past, present and future. Our history spans more than 120 years, and it is generations of reader support that fuels our reputation as a go-to source of information.
Read the news source widely respected for its authoritative coverage of Japan, making it the English-language newspaper with the largest circulation in the country.
Hear an independent voice, made up of experienced reporters, editors and contributors, providing both the local angle and a global perspective.
Join a community of readers who want to not only follow the news of the day, but also better understand their neighbors and the world around them.

Get the same high-quality made for print − and more − on the digital device of your choice

As a member, you can receive the top stories of the day in your inbox. Get your daily dose of Japan news without searching.
Whether you want to browse news on your desktop, smartphone or tablet, we’ve got your covered. The Japan Times Website renders to virtually any screen size.
Swift, accurate coverage and vital information.
Our live blog provides the latest news and updates on damage and transportation delays in times of emergency.
In addition to browsing our website, you can also read our ePaper, a digitally enhanced replica of The Japan Times that includes features such as audio transcriptions and bookmarks.

Signing up for a free membership makes you eligible for a range of online services. Non-subscribers can read up to 10 stories per month for free, while paid subscribers can access further content depending on their plan specifications. There is also an option to receive daily email updates. Members of the service are entitled to the following:

・Read stories on The Japan Times website (free access up to 10 stories / month)

A free membership is required to access 10 stories. Those who are not registered can only read up to five stories per month.

Access to stories from certain news wires expires over time. For the details of wire service contracts, see here.

Do page allotments apply to all of the JT website pages? Does the front page count as a page view? How about search results?
No, the front page, category index pages (e.g. Top News page) and search result pages are not part of your story allotment.

Follow these simple steps to start enjoying free digital access on any device.

■ I’m already a registered member (apply for subscription benefits on The Japan Times website)

4. Click the LOGIN button in the upper right corner of the main page of The Japan Times website and enjoy

■ I’m already a registered member (apply for subscription benefits on

4. After applying, you will receive an email with detailed information. Please check it.

2. After applying, you will receive an email with detailed information. Please check it.

*Please note it may take up to five days for registration to be proceeded.

*May not work on certain device versions.
*Unable to use on other OS such as Windows OS, Blackberry OS.

The app is free, but the number of stories available differs by subscription plan.

■ Those subscribing to the print edition of The Japan Times / The New York Times can enjoy for free and unlimited access to the digital content of both publications.
*If you haven't registered for The Japan Times Membership Service (free), please proceed here.
*If you have registered, please log in and enjoy.

■ Registrants of The Japan Times Membership Service can read 10 stories per month.
Non-registrants can read five stories per month.

Please make sure to log in!
Subscribers or those registered for The Japan Times Membership Service, please make sure to log in. If you don't log in, availability will be limited to five stories per month.
*If you haven't used the service for a while, powered off or restarted your device, you may need to log in again.

Log in to your Print Subscribers to set up your full digital subscription.

Current subscribers to The Japan Times / The New York Times can gain free access to The Japan Times Website and by completing the steps below:

We have terminated delivery from local newspaper distributors in the following regions on June 30, 2020.
Subscriptions and trials are unavailable on the following regions:

Hokkaido, Yamaguchi, Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Oita, Kumamoto, Saga, Miyazaki, Kagoshima and Okinawa.

Subscriptions via mail delivery are available for municipalities and public organizations.
Please inquire:
*Individual subscriptions are unavailable.