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  • #: 132590
  • Price: free ($0.00) In Apple Store
  • Category: News
  • Updated: 2011-01-05
  • Current Version: 1.1
  • 1.1 (iOS 4.0 Tested)
  • Size: 0.60 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: The asahi shimbun
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later
  • © The Asahi Shimbun
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AJW (Asahi Japan Watch) is the iPad edition of the English-language Asahi Shimbun, a value-added package of news, features and analysis presented in an attractive and easy-to-use format with many visual elements. AJW offers stories under the following headings: News/Features, Business, Views, Cool Japan and Sports.

AJW provides an in-depth look at politics, business and culture to help readers grasp the implications of developments.

The News/Features category focuses on a wide range of Japanese political and social affairs. Its extensive coverage of China and the Korean Peninsula, especially politics, diplomatic maneuvering and analytical content, is without parallel.

The Business category follows business trends as well as macroeconomic developments, not only in Japan but also in China and the Korean Peninsula.

In the Cool Japan category, AJW focuses on cutting-edge subculture trends as well as the latest in the world of anime and manga. This section also offers info and tips on fun events and places to visit in Japan. In the Sports section, look for features on sumo, baseball and profiles on outstanding athletes.

The AJW has an archive function that offers access to any story that has run over the past month. With the monthly calendar, readers just tap a given date and all stories on that day will appear. 
Given Japan's position in the world, this function should prove to be a very useful tool for readers seeking more background on particular news items.

AJW is published from Monday through Saturday except for press holidays.

A 30-day subscription to the iPad edition has been reduced to $5.99 (700yen) from $9.99 (1, 200yen).

What's New in Version 1.1

- Fix Timezone issue for non Japan users

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2/5 stars

Charges for articles

I really wanted a decent Japanese newspaper app, but this one doesn't cut it. You can see the previews of the articles, but there are only 4 sections, and when you try to read one of the articles, it asked you to buy a 30 day pass. Boo!


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