News on Japan app

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I posted about the News on Japan website nearly a year ago. The site has changed slightly since then, but it’s still a good place to get short summaries of news about Japan in English. I discovered more recently that there’s also a free app for iPhone and Android. As with the website, the videos that accompany each story are sometimes in English and sometimes in Japanese, and they’re generally not the same as the text, but independent and related clips from YouTube.


The app is simple, and there is a small advertisement bar at the bottom. You can view news through the latest story feed:



Or you can browse through the travel stories:



Or you can browse by location of stories:


The downside is that although you can link to the article’s original source, you can’t share or save for later.


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