The Japan Times to Include International New York Times in Japan
TOKYO -- March 25, 2013
The Japan Times and The New York Times Company today announce a publishing
agreement that will see the International New York Times packaged with The
Japan Times in the Japan market. The combined product, which will be
distributed Monday through Saturday, will be known as The Japan Times /
International New York Times and the first issue will be published on
Wednesday, October 16, 2013.
The Japan Times / International New York Times will consist of two sections.
The first section will feature the same Japan Times content that current
readers enjoy. It will be edited and produced from The Japan Times office in
Tokyo and its bureau in Osaka. The second section will be edited from the Hong
Kong, New York, Paris and London offices of the International New York Times
(currently known as the International Herald Tribune) and will draw on the
global network and vast journalistic resources of The New York Times.
Takeharu Tsutsumi, president of The Japan Times, said, "This is an important
step in The Japan Times' 116-year history. We will remain a proudly
independent newspaper, and will continue to offer our readers the very best in
English-language journalism available in Japan. By packaging The Japan Times
with the International New York Times, we will also provide our readers with
the global edition of one of the best known and most widely respected
newspapers in the world."
Stephen Dunbar-Johnson, publisher, International New York Times said, "We are
thrilled that the International New York Times will be made available to Japan
Times readers later this year. As the IHT we have built a reputation as the
premier source of news, opinion and commentary for global citizens and as the
International New York Times we will further build on this distinctive
Readers of The Japan Times website already enjoy full access to the site for
free but subscribers to The Japan Times / International New York Times will
also enjoy free, unlimited access to NYTimes.com on any device, plus the full
range of NYTimes apps for smartphone (iPhone, Android-powered phones and
Windows® Phone), tablet (iPad) and computer.
This press release can be downloaded from www.nytco.com
About The Japan Times (www.japantimes.co.jp)
The Japan Times is the nation's biggest selling English-language newspaper,
offering unrivalled diversity and depth of original English-language reporting
on Japan. With our coverage of politics, business, culture, society and
sports, The Japan Times has served as the world's window on Japan since the
newspaper's establishment in 1897. In the course of its history, the newspaper
has undergone several name changes - the results of various alliances, mergers
and government directives. Having started as "Japan Times" in 1897, it changed
its name to "The Japan Times & Mail" following a merger in 1918. In 1940, its
name was changed to "The Japan Times & Advertiser" and then in 1943 it became
"Nippon Times." The current name has been in use since 1956.
About the International New York Times (global.nytimes.com)
It was announced on February 25, 2013 that the International Herald Tribune
(IHT) will be re-branded and a multiplatform international version of The New
York Times introduced that will be tailored and edited specifically for global
audiences. The publication will be called the International New York Times and
is planned to launch later this year.
The IHT is the premier international newspaper for opinion leaders and
decision-makers around the globe. It combines the extensive resources of its
own correspondents with those of The New York Times, is printed at 38 sites
throughout the world and is for sale in more than 135 countries and
territories. For more information about the IHT, visit www.ihtinfo.com.
About The New York Times Company
The New York Times Company, a leading global, multimedia news and information
company with 2012 revenues of $2.0 billion, includes The New York Times, the
International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, NYTimes.com, BostonGlobe.com,
Boston.com and related properties. The Company’s core purpose is to enhance
society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news and
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