The Yomiuri Shimbun runs and collaborates on a variety of cultural activities and events including art exhibitions, academic projects, such as symposiums and forums, sports, and more. In addition, we also contribute to the advancement of culture and academia by offering awards such as The Yomiuri Literary Prize and The Yomiuri Theater Awards.
Major exhibitions held in 2010-2011
Renoir: Tradition and Innovation
Manet and Modern Paris
—The Golden Age of Dutch and Flemish Paintings from the Städel Museum
Impressionist and Post
-Impressionist Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art
The Yomiuri Shimbun is the only newspaper in the world to have its own orchestra. Since its establishment in 1962, The Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo, has extended invitations to and worked with numerous world-class artists, and has given countless performances both domestically and overseas.
Since 1972, The Yomiuri Shimbun has run Yomiuri International Economic Society (YIES), a non-profit group activity featuring the membership of prominent Japanese companies and thinktanks, intellectuals, foreign diplomats stationed in Japan, and others. The group meets once or twice a month to give lectures by key figures from Japan and other countries.
The Yomiuri also promotes a wide range of sports events. In addition to the popular Tokyo-Hakone Round-Trip College Ekiden Race (better known as the Hakone Ekiden), one of Japan's most popular relay races, the group also sponsors tournaments such as the Japan U-12 Football Championship. The Yomiuri Shimbun is also an official partner of the Japanese Olympic Committee.
87th Tokyo-Hakone Round-Trip College
34th Japan U-12 Football Championship
JOC (Japanese Olympic Committee)