Saudi Arabian newspaper Arab News set to launch Japanese edition

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Saudi Arabian newspaper Arab News is set to launch a Japanese edition next month, its Editor-in-Chief Faisal J. Abbas confirmed during the G1 Global conference in Tokyo on Monday.

According to Arab News, its Japanese edition ( will be a round-the-clock rolling news website, which will include original content produced in Tokyo as well as translations of the newspaper’s English content.

“As part of our more digital, more global direction; we are delighted to announce the launch of Arab News Japan. The news site will be available in both English and Japanese, with a content mix that blends original reporting from both the Middle East and Japan as well as a translated feed of some of our most important news and views,” Abbas was quoted as saying by the newspaper.

The Japanese version of Arab News will be its second international copy after the newspaper launched a Pakistan edition two years ago. It is set to launch in tandem with the enthronement ceremony of Emperor Naruhito next month.

Arab News is part of the regional publishing group Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SRMG).

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