We are pleased to announce that the coverage for Kikuzo II Visual for Libraries has been extended. Up to now, we had access to Asahi Shinbun full-text articles from 1945 to present. With the new additional package, we gained access to the full-text articles (Asahi Shinbun Shukusatsuban) as ealry as 1879. Please see below a description of the contents:
Meiji and Taisho Eras: 123,000 pages of the Asahi Shinbun between 1879 (when it was first published) and end of the Taisho era in 1926. Users can view the original newspaper as PDF, and all the articles and advertisements can be searched by dates, section numbers, time-line, keywords, and subject classification.
Pre-War Showa Period (early Showa): 80,000 pages of Asahi Shinbun as images. It covers the period of early Showa through the Great Depression to the post-war Occupation period. In addition, it includes 470,000 advertisements.
In order to search articles from 1879 onwards, make sure you click on the 朝日新聞縮刷版 [Asahi Shinbun Shukusatsuban] tab.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Fabiano Rocha, Japan Studies Librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org.