Introduction 4 Search Screens Meiji and Taishō Shōwa Senzen Access Yomiuri Print Version Of Guide   JLR EALD

How to Use the Yomiuri Shinbun Newspaper Archives

Searching Meiji and Taisho
[Graphic Interface]
To Search, you first need to start the Japanese IME (Input Method Editor).  To do that, press the ALT+Shift keys.  Notice the IME appears in the bottom of the search screen (see circled in red, below)Select hiragana input either by pointing at the IME toolbar or by pressing the ALT+Tilda keys.
Search Example, Using the Japanese IME
Keywords "判決 [hanketsu]" and "大審院" [Taishin'in]. 
(Note the Japanese Input Method Editor (IME) in the lower right-hand corner.)

The above search results in 4 hits.  Click "タイトル表示" to display results.

Here is the list of results.

Finding Your Search Text
Here is a page from the Yomiuri.  Note:  1: "タイトル" and "段目", that indicate the position of the search text on the page, in this case, column 5, 3rd line of the 4th article.  The small box to the left shows the column five selected, with the right-click menu display in the choice to display the selected area (指定範囲表示).

You can zoom in on areas of interest, using the zoom controls on the toolbar (see circled below), OR by clicking and dragging to select an area, right-clicking while pointing at the selected area, and selecting "指定範囲表示" from the menu.
"タイトル" refers to the headline for the article that contains the search text; "5段目" indicates that the text is in the 5th column on the page, and "3件目/4件" means that this is the 3rd of 4 instances of this keyword on the page.

Logging Off
To Logoff, click the "終了" button (for the Meiji and Taishō search screens) or select "終了" from the "file" menu (for the Shōwa Senzen I and II search screens).

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