Digital Media

Explore our diverse menu of digital offerings, including a news website, services for reading our newspapers on computers and mobile devices, and an extensive article database.

Yomiuri Shimbun Online (YOL)


Yomiuri Shimbun Online (YOL) is a digital service offered to Yomiuri Shimbun readers at no extra cost to their monthly subscription, accessible both online and through a dedicated app. It features a newspaper viewer that displays The Yomiuri Shimbun's print layout and includes convenient features like article search and scrapbooking.

"Yomipo Land " rewards users with points for participating in surveys and playing games, redeemable for various gifts. YOL is also open to non-members as a news website.

Yomiuri Shimbun Online (YOL)

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Database Services

We offer a fee-based subscription service providing online access and search of The Yomiuri Shimbun archive, to which about 250,000 new articles are added each year.

Ideal for research, "Yomidas" houses an extensive collection of more than 15 million articles dating back to our first issue in 1874. This archive consists of articles since 1986 in both text and clipping formats, images of full newspaper pages from the Meiji, Taisho and Showa eras that are searchable with modern readings and characters, as well as articles from regional editions dating back to 1933 in text and full-page formats (excluding Okinawa).

With articles from The Japan News since 1989 and a comprehensive biographical directory of about 23,000 personalities , this invaluable resource is particularly suited to universities, public libraries, and government institutions. We also offer a variety of other database services.

Yomiuri Database Service