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This reader introduces Japanese journalism and print media in Japan, focusing on Japanese newspapers and the journalism that produces it. The chapters present research that has either focused on journalistic practice and product as research topic or has used journalism and newspapers as an information source in social science research. In this sense, the contents both describe and evaluate Japanese journalism and its newspapers, while also highlighting the contribution such research has made to the field of Japanese Studies. At a broader level, the contents offer exploratory viewpoints, outline methodological approaches, and present empirical case studies, highlighting not only how journalistic practice and the news it produces constitute a meaningful research area, but also how use of journalism and the newspaper as source can contribute to research across a range of diverse themes.