Deliver Your News to the World Launches "Japan Real Time" Blog


“Japan Real Time” Features Insight and Analysis From Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires Team in Tokyo

TOKYO - The Wall Street Journal Online at today launched the new Japan Real Time blog (, providing readers with a unique take on the news and culture of the world’s second-largest economy and demonstrating The Wall Street Journal’s heightened coverage of Japan. Japan Real Time features regularly updated insight and analysis from Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones reporters and editors in the region, including updates on business, economics, finance and lifestyle in Tokyo and around the country.

“Japan Real Time will tell domestic and global readers alike how Japan impacts -- and is impacted by -- a rapidly changing world,” said Almar Latour, editor-in-chief, Asia, The Wall Street Journal. “Our growing group of reporters and editors in Japan will offer unrivaled analysis on countless fronts delivered continuously throughout the working day.”

“While other foreign media organizations have reduced -- or eliminated -- their coverage of Japan, The Wall Street Journal is expanding,” added Jacob Schlesinger, The Wall Street Journal’s Japan editor-in-chief. “We are becoming the defining English-language news source on a country that, for all its troubles, remains a vital player in world economics and finance -- and remains intensely dynamic and creative in ways that global readers need to follow and understand.”

Japan Real Time is the latest Wall Street Journal initiative to be introduced in Japan, following the launch last December of the Japanese-language business and financial news Web site, (; a joint venture between Dow Jones & Company and SBI Holdings Inc., of Japan. The site features Japanese translations of content from all print and online editions of The Wall Street Journal and other Dow Jones publications, in addition to original content created for the site. The Japan Real Time posts will also be translated for the Japanese-language site.

Japan Real Time joins’s suite of popular real time analysis blogs, including China Real Time Report, offering quick and sharp analysis of developments across Greater China; India Real Time, a destination for readers in India and around the world wanting a smart perspective on the country’s latest developments; and Real Time Brussels, providing insight and analysis from Europe’s political and legislative centre.

About The Wall Street Journal Online
The Wall Street Journal Online at, published by Dow Jones & Company (, is the leading provider of business and financial news and analysis on the web with more than one million subscribers and 23 million visitors per month. Launched in 1996, is the flagship site of The Wall Street Journal Digital Network and attracts a rapidly growing audience of industry leaders and influencers. The award-winning site provides in-depth business news and financial information 24 hours a day, including breaking business and technology news and analysis from around the world. It draws on the Dow Jones network of nearly 2,000 business and financial news staff.

The Wall Street Journal “Online” logo is available at

About The Wall Street Journal Asia
The Wall Street Journal Asia is the leader in global business news for Asia. Since 1976, it has provided indispensable news and analysis of regional and global business developments for an influential pan-Asian audience of corporate and government decision-makers. The Wall Street Journal Asia has been voted the most “important business reading” among international daily newspapers in Asia in every ABRS/BE:ASIA study since the survey’s inception in 1985.

The Wall Street Journal’s China staff won a Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for coverage of the consequences of the nation’s rapid growth. Dow Jones publications won a combined five awards in the 2009 Society of Publishers in Asia Awards for Editorial Excellence.

Edited and published in Hong Kong, The Wall Street Journal Asia is printed in eleven Asian cities -- Bangkok, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Mumbai, New Delhi, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei and Tokyo -- and distributed throughout the Asia Pacific region. More than 75% of its subscribers are Asian.

The Wall Street Journal’s Web site for Asia is at and homepage for India is at The Wall Street Journal is also published online in Japanese at and in Chinese at


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