Visited the Asahi Shimbun as part of class.
On June 12(Tuesday), the graduate students of our Graduate School visited the Tokyo Headquarters of Asahi Shimbun, which publishes the leading newspaper here in Japan.
At the same visit, they got an explanation from the staffs to guide our tour at the reader hall on the 2nd floor of the headquarters, understood the overall picture of the company's activities by watching the introduction video. They also received explanations, while actually watching the editorial office that makes newspaper, the press that prints newspaper, and the department that shipped printed newspaper.
Through this tour, the graduate students who participated were able to realize how "newspaper" is concretely created and delivered to readers and what journalism is..The participating graduate students could have a valuable opportunity to think about the activities of newspaper companies playing an important role in society, while they are different from general private companies and the possibilities of their careers through this tour with explanations and lectures.
Regardless of the tours, we were indebted to the staffs in charge of this matter of the Asahi Newspaper. We would like to thank them from the bottom of our heart.