* "San Francisco Examiner" and "Seattle Post-Intelligencer" are available from mutiple sources. Each source may cover very limited or specific time period. Some sources may only allow you to browse the newspaper. To find those newspaper titles, use SmartSearch or InfoHawk.
* Also refer to this News and Newspapers guide for more newspaper titles.
If you only want to find Abe Ken, use quotation marks to do a phrase search and add spaces to indicate both the beginning and end of a word as follows: “△Abe△Ken△” (△ means a 1-byte-space).
To perform exact match search for "Obama," use "△Obama△. "
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If you are researching a historical event, you may need to think carefully of using the event names and such from your textbook as your search keyword. For example, the massive earthquake and tsunami occurred in Japan on March 11, 2011 was not officially named "Higashi Nihon Daishinsai (The Great East Japan Earthquake)" until April 1st by the Japanese government and how mass media and people called the disaster varied until then.
Also think about the possible abbreviations and spelling variations which might be used for newspaper articles. For example, if you are researching the February 26th Incident , there are several possible spelling variations like below. Try as many variants as possible to make your search more thorough. Also try phrase search technique and check if it makes any difference for your searches. Add quotation marks (") around your search phrase.
If your keyword includes punctuation marks such as period, comma, or hyphen, the Japan Times Archives search engine may not like it. Try your keyword again without them.
Try Between option for Publication Date search. Browse some issues to find when the incident was first reported. The incident did not make the front page until February 28th.
One article caption on the front page contains the phrase "Feb. 26 incident," but my keyword search did not find it. So browse some issues entirely to compliment your keyword searches on the Japan Times Archives.
Information in this section is taken from the Japan Times Archives flyers (see the bottom of this box) and PR websites.
In the Japan Times Archives, you will find information about historical events and news on ....
(Browse search by publication date is recommended for the most of topics below.)
Extras: Use "On" option in Publication Date box and select September 4, 1923. Then choose "Extras" as your issue option in Option box. To check "Extras," first click on "All" to deselect it.
Type-written issues: The Great Kanto Earthquake damaged the Japan Times company building. They kept issuing type-written bulletins at Imperial Hotel and you will see the note on the front page. September 7, 1923 issue was reporting the recovery efforts in Tokyo one week after the Earthquake.
Also read this article on Japan Times website for more interesting topics found in the Japan Times Archives.
The Japan Times celebrated its 110th anniversary in 2014. March 22, 2007 supplement issue features images of front pages that reported historical events and incidents and includes an article about its history.
<Chart taken from the Japan Times Archives flyer>