I have to second W. David Marx’s gripe
at META no TAME about the lack of free access to the content of Japanese dailies. I would also add that the Japanese MSM should be embarrassed by the shallowness of their online archives and the skimpiness of their RSS feeds. (On this latter point Yomiuri
should be especially embarrassed — although I suspect that Mr. Watanabe doesn’t care.)
Actually, even worse than the dailies are the magazines. In recent days I’ve used the deep archives of both Time and Atlantic (all 150 years now free*) for research.
By contrast, the online content of Japanese monthlies seems to stop at the table of contents of current issues.
Does Japan’s information want to be free?