English-language Media in Japan

A world of information, both local and global - in English. The international English-language print and broadcast media that is available to you if you live in Japan...

In Japan there is a wide variety of local and international English-language print and broadcast media available in English.

English-language Newspapers and Magazines

Most major publications are available online as well as in print. For a more portable digital version, apps like theĀ Mail Plus App from the UK's Daily Mail Group allow the latest news to be read on a phone or tablet, often for a much less than the cost of a subscription.

  • Hiragana Times is a monthly publication aimed at English-speaking learners of Japanese and Japanese culture, and also helps Japanese-speakers to learn and practise English
  • Japanzine is an online newspaper that covers a variety of stories in and around Tokyo
  • Metropolis Magazine is a weekly print magazine, which covers news, arts, events and support for the English-speaking community in Tokyo
  • The Daily Yomiuri is published by Japan's leading daily, The Yomiuri Shimbun, and features analysis, commentary, domestic and international news
  • The Japan Times is a daily newspaper in Tokyo featuring economic, political and sports articles, commentaries and news as well as information about life in Japan and entertainment options
  • The Nikkei Weekly features business news from Japan and has a print edition published every Monday

International News Links

Angloinfo delivers an extensive English-language news service, drawn from sources around the world.

International online news


  • Armed Forces Network (AFN) 810 AM - The American military network broadcasts popular American radio programmes from major US networks. For further information: Click here
  • InterFM - 76.1 FM (Tokyo) and 76.5 FM (Yokohama): 90 percent of air time is dedicated to worldwide music and the remaining ten percent to Japanese J-pop music

Radio on the Internet: English-language stations online

Radio stations often stream their broadcasts on the Internet. In order to listen to their programmes it is necessary to have RealPlayer or Windows Media Player, both of which can be downloaded.