Journals & Newspapers

Journals and Periodicals

The library subscribes to around 50 thousand full-text of eJournals and provides access via E-Journals and E-Books Portal.  The MLIC also has printed journals with active subscriptions available on the second floor in the Journals area.  Printed journal issues from January 2019 to the current issue are held on the second floor.  Issues prior to 2019 are stored in the basement, which is designated as a closed stacks area, and are available through a regular Retrieval Service of stored materials done at the Circulation Desk.

Go to Retrieval Service from Closed Stacks.


The MLIC currently subscribes to 6 foreign-language newspapers and 8 Japanese-language newspapers, including bound versions. Current newspapers are generally displayed for two weeks, but the display period varies depending on the newspaper’s publication frequency and arrival. Back issues are retained for 3 months and discarded thereafter. Retrieval Service for back issues is available through the Circulation Desk.

Daily news articles from leading newspapers are available in full text through LexisAdvance.
For Asahi Shimbun, KIKUZO-DNA for Libraries has issues available from 1984.

Title Country Language Frequency
Asahi Shimbun Japan Japanese Daily
Asahi Shimbun
(bound edition ~1999)
(CD-ROM 2000~)
Japan Japanese Monthly
Wall Street Journal (Asian) Hong Kong English Daily
Japan News Japan English Daily
Financial Times
(Also available online through the Journal Portal)
U.K. English Daily
International New York Times Japan English Daily
Japan Times Japan English Daily
Japan Times (bound edition) Japan English Monthly
Mainichi Shimbun Japan Japanese Daily
Nihon Keizai Shimbun Japan Japanese Daily
Nihon Keizai Shimbun (bound edition) Japan Japanese Monthly
Niigata Nippo Japan Japanese Daily
Nikkei MJ Japan English Weekly
Nikkei Veritus Japan Japanese Weekly
Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun Japan Japanese Daily
China Today China Chinese  Weekly
People’s Daily China English Daily
Yomiuri Shimbun Japan Japanese Daily