Japan Economic Foundation launched the JOURNAL OF JAPANESE TRADE & INDUSTRY in January 1982 to help bridge the information gap between Japan and the rest of the world. This bimonthly publication was the source of in-depth, analytical, historical and cultural information on Japan's trade, business, economic issues, current topics, legislation, politics. It combined official views of Japan with a wealth of features by distinguished writers from Japan and around the world.
In January 2014, the Journal was renamed ECONOMY, CULTURE & HISTORY Japan SPOTLIGHT Bimonthly, and has become an English E-Journal on our website since May 2011.Our website has been renewed in October 2017.
Japan SPOTLIGHT is our bimonthly E-Journal, published on the 10th of every odd month.

History of Japan SPOTLIGHT

January 1982: January/February 1982 issue (Vol. 1)January/February 1982
First issue of the JOURNAL OF JAPANESE TRADE & INDUSTRY is published, subscribed by public organizations, universities, libraries, chambers of commerce, and opinion leaders from various circles.
(Printed journal with a charge for subscription).

January 2004: January/February 2014 issue (Vol. 133)February 2014 issue
It is renamed as the current ECONOMY, CULTURE & HISTORY Japan SPOTLIGHT Bimonthly with a new layout and cover design.
(Printed journal with a charge for subscription)

May 2011: May/June 2011 issue (Vol. 177)May/June 2011 issue
Our printed journal became an E-Journal, published on our website, in consideration of the importance of Internet usage.
(E-Journal with a charge for subscription).

March 2016: March/April 2016 issue (Vol. 206)April 2016 issue
Our E-Journal became available for free on our website, in the hope of providing more readers with our information.
(E-Journal, free for the latest issue & with a charge for annual subscription for back numbers)

January 2017: January/February 2017 issue (Vol. 211)February 2017 issue
All our E-Journals, both the latest issue and back numbers, can be accessed freely on our website. With this, we hope that many people who have never read our E-Journal will be encouraged to do so.
(E-Journal for free)

Japan SPOTLIGHT website: www.jef.or.jp/journal/
Editorial Section email: japanspotilght@jef.or.jp

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The opinions expressed in the articles published in Japan SPOTLIGHT are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Japan Economic Foundation.