The Press: Japan's Wall Street Journal

The fastest-growing newspaper in Japan is not one of its five giant dailies with circulations of a million or more, but the Wall Street Journal of Japan's business world, Nikon Keizai Shimbun (circ. 850,000).

Like the fast-moving Journal, Nikkei gives most of its editorial space (75%) to business and economic affairs. It also provides its readers a well-edited daily dose of general news. But there the comparison ends.

Art & Haiku. Interspersed with Nikkei's business surveys, stock tables and industry profiles are features that seem to stretch its avowed policy to "inform the public of economic affairs." Each 16-page...

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