What is a digital subscription? How much does it cost?


A digital subscription gives you more comprehensive access to web content :


  • The Digital plan costs ¥3,000 ($30) per month and allows unlimited access to all stories.
  • The Digital Lite plan costs ¥900 ($9) per month and allows access to 80 stories a month, including 10 Kyodo archive stories (older than one month).
  • Digital Lite users who run out of stories have the option of purchasing booster packs (in increments of 40 or 80 stories) or upgrading to the full Digital plan.
  • Subscriptions start from the first of each month and last until the final day of the calendar month. All subscriptions will automatically be renewed on the first of each month.


Only new subscribers is free for applied month. Charging starts from next month.

*Free for applied month is limited to one plan per person.


See our digital subscription plan introduction page for more details.

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