The Japan Times is Japans largest English-language newspaper. It is published by The Japan Times, Ltd. a subsidiary of Nifco and it is headquartered in the Japan Times Nifco Building in Shibaura, Minato, Tokyo. The paper was independent of government control, but from 1931 onward, in 1933, the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs managed to appoint Hitoshi Ashida, former Ministry official, as chief editor. During World War II, the served as an outlet for Imperial Japanese government propaganda. The papers circulation at time was about 825,000. The temporary change to Nippon Times occurred during ban of English language sentiment during World War II era Japan, shintaro Fukushima became the president in 1956. He exchanged each companys stock with Toshiaki Ogasawara, shintaro renounce the managing rights in 1983. Thus Ogasawaras Nifco, a manufacturer of fasteners, acquired control of The Japan Times in 1983 and changed all of former staffs. Nifco chairman Toshiaki Ogasawara also served as the chairman and publisher of The Japan Times until his death on November 30,2016 and his daughter Yukiko Ogasawara was president of the company from 2006 to 2012, when she was replaced by career Japan Times staffer Takeharu Tsutsumi. Yukiko succeed his fathers position and become chairman of the company after his death, the dailys content includes, News, domestic and world news, domestic and overseas business news. Opinion, Editorials, Op-eds, and Letters to the Editor, features, life and style, community, media, technology, food and drink, travel, environment, education, cartoons. Entertainment, film, art, music, stage, books, event previews, sports, domestic and overseas sports news, including coverage of baseball, soccer, basketball, sumo, figure skating. Since 16 October 2013, the Japan Times has been printed, printed stories from The Japan Times are archived online. The newspaper has a forum and, since 2013, the website offers a section for readers comments below articles. This came about during a redesign and redevelopment of the newspaper. The Japan Times has a media presence on Twitter, Facebook
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Yukiko Ogasawara, vice-chairperson of The Japan Times, with her father, Toshiaki Ogasawara, the publisher and chairperson of the newspaper and its parent company, Nifco, in November 2007. Toshiaki have become the controlling shareholder of the Japan times since 1983. Yukiko inherited her father's position since 2016 after his death.