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Workshop on Japanese Newspaper Media—Yomidas Rekishikan

Make plans now to attend a workshop on Yomidas Rekishikan, an online archive of Japan’s largest newspaper, The Yomiuri Shimbun, on Friday, March 23.

Friday, March 23, 2012
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library
Commons Classroom

The database covers every issue of the paper from its first on November 2, 1874, up to the present. Subscribers can search for articles by headline, date, region, or keyword and can see the article in its original context. The database also allows browsing for articles by prominent contemporary individuals including politicians, celebrities, and sports figures.

Mariko Horikawa, deputy manager of the database department at the Yomiuri Shimbun, will lead the workshop. She will offer pointers on how to find the information you are looking for among the sea of eleven million articles in the database and how to make the best use of them. With twenty years of experience as a reporter and editor for the newspaper, she will also offer a wealth of insight into how newspapers reflect and shape the thoughts and lives of the Japanese people.

The workshop will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, March 23, at the Charles E. Young Research Library on the UCLA campus.  All presentations will be in English. It is co-sponsored by the UCLA Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies and the UCLA Library.

Attendance is free, but registration by March 19 is required; complete the registration form (attached and below) and submit it to Toshie Marra by email at <> or by fax at 310.206.4960. Parking is available on campus for $11; further information is available online.

Yomidas Rekishikan was recognized at the First Annual Asian Digital Media Awards in 2010 with a special prize as “a remarkable achievement ... with a series of absolutely outstanding features.”* Ms. Horikawa holds a BA in English language and studies from Sophia University in Tokyo. She joined the Yomiuri in 1984 upon graduation and has worked for the newspaper since. Starting off as a police reporter for Miyagi Prefecture, she worked for the international news department (1986-89), city news department (1989-1990), The Daily Yomiuri—the Yomiuri’s English newspaper (1990-92, 1995-98), and the health and medical news department (1998-2003) before moving to the digital media section. Ms. Horikawa was the first female reporter for the Miyagi regional bureau and the first woman to serve as bureau chief for an overseas bureau, in Sydney. She was a visiting lecturer at the School of Journalism at UC Berkeley in 2004 and lectures irregularly at Meiji, Tokai, and Akita International Universities. Ms. Horikawa worked as a researcher to develop new business areas in digital media before she joined the database department in 2011.

For more information please contact

Toshie Marra

Download File: Yomidas-Rekishikan-Registration-Form-3v-e4x.doc

Sponsor(s): Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library

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