Asahi Shimbun 1985〜 Shukan Asahi AERA


Headings and full text for articles included of the Asahi Shimbun are stored as text data. When doing full text searches on words you believe are included in headings and full text, the full text article will be displayed for your browsing.

Regarding clipping images

【Note】These are not viewable for those who have purchased Kikuzo II text.
Regarding articles after November, 2005, clipping images (PDF) of photographs and diagrams are viewable.

*Due to copyright restrictions, some photographs and clipping images may not be viewable.

Articles included in the databases

Asahi Shimbun Main edition(Morning edition, Evening edition)Final edition

From August, 1984  Tokyo headquarters edition news
From February, 1989 Osaka headquarters edition news
From April, 1989  Seibu(kyushu)/Nagoya news
From April, 1988  Home/Culture/Readers(Tokyo headquarters edition only)
From May, 1988  Entertainment edition(Tokyo headquarters edition only)
From January, 1993  Sports edition/Sunday edition
From May, 1995  Tanka/Haiku
From April, 1996  Home/Arts and entertainment/Culture(Osaka headquarters edition)
From December, 1998  Evening Marion
From March, 1999  Home/Arts and entertainment/Culture(Seibu/Nagoya headquarters edition)
From June 15, 1999 Hokkaido edition news
From April, 2002 be edition
From April, 2005 Igo/Shogi
From August, 2005 TV and radio columns, letters to the editor
From October, 2008 GLOBE edition

*Radio/TV listings, advertisements, market conditions (stock prices), weather and temperature are not included.
*Articles from Osaka, Seibu(kyushu),Nagoya headquarters edition and Hokkaido edition be included if they are not published in the final edition of Tokyo headquarters edition.

Asahi Shimbun coverage

It's possible to search and read news and information in both your local area and points far away.
From June 1988 Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama, Ibaraki, Gunma, Tochigi
From November, 1990 Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, Nara
From October, 1993 Shizuoka, Yamanashi, Miyagi
From November, 1993 Hiroshima, Okayama, Shizuoka
From January, 1994 Aichi
From January, 1997 All remaining areas, excluding Okinawa
From April, 2000 Tama
From April, 2001 Tokyo Kawanote
From April, 2004 Musashino
From October, 2009 (All areas, excluding prefectural seats)
Ibaraki, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, Aichi, Mie, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Hyogo, Hiroshima, Yamaguchi, Fukuoka
From February, 2010 (All areas, excluding prefectural seats)
Yamagata, Fukuoka, Nagano, Shizuoka, Shimane, Nagasaki

*All prefectures are included, excluding Hokkaido. Only the Hokkaido Agency local edition is included. Okinawan editions are not available.

The Asahi Shimbun Digital

From May 2011:Several original columns and article series (about 100 articles per month)


From articles published from the inaugural issue of May 24, 1988

週刊朝日(Shukan Asahi)

From April, 2000  News articles

*Some articles may not be viewable due to copyright and human rights considerations, but searches on all headings is possible.

Speedy article compilation

It is possible to search on the Tokyo headquarters morning edition main news sections (Comprehensive, Economics, International, Society, etc.) by 9:00 AM of the current day.
All other news from the Tokyo headquarters morning edition is available at noontime, and the evening edition is searchable from 7:00 PM.
Each regional edition is searchable from evening of the current day until the following morning.
Proprietary articles from other main editions (Osaka headquarters, Nagoya headquarters, Seibu headquarters, Hokkaido branch headquarters) are compiled within 2 to 3 days.
The Asahi Shimbun Digital is compiled once a week (Friday).
AERA and Shukan Asahi are compiled approximately 1 week after publication.
※Compilation may be delayed during year end, New Years and Golden Week.

Regarding headings

Parentheses () at the beginning and ending of headings indicate regular columns and serialized story titles.


(天声人語) (Vox Populi, Vox Dei)
(社説) (Editorial)
(いちからわかる!) (News commentary!)
(窓・論説委員室から) (Window・From the Editorialist's Room)
(経済気象台) (Economic Weather Station)

Headings that end with【大阪】(【Osaka】)【西部】(【Seibu】)【名古屋】(【Nagoya】)【北海道】(【Hokkaido】)indicate articles that appear only in the Osaka, Seibu, Nagoya and Hokkaido branch headquarters editions.
【大阪*】(【Osaka*】)indicates articles that appear only in the Osaka early edition (the edition before the final edition).
In addition, the regional editions display /東京( /Tokyo) to indicate the names of the prefectural and city governments. (After January, 1993)
In the case of the correction of errors after an article has been compiled,[=訂正あり]( [=corrected] )will be displayed after the heading and the correction itself will be appended to the full text.