How to activate your free access to


If you subscribed to one of The Japan Times digital services during our special campaign period (through January 25, 2017) and you received a free 12-week trial access to, follow these instructions to activate your access.


1. Locate your 14-digit subscription code

If you are eligible for the free 12-week trial access to, you would have received an email from The Japan Times that includes your unique 14-digit subscription code. The email should have the subject line "[The Japan Times] 12-week free access to". Please make note of your subscription code and have it ready before you proceed to the next step.


2. Create a account

If you don’t already have a account, go to to create one.  All you need to do is enter your email address and create a password.


3. Register for free digital access for 12 weeks

Once you have created a account, you can sign up for your free digital access. To do this simply follow these steps:

1) Go to and select ‘’login to activate’’

2) Enter the email address and password you used to create your account

3) Enter your subscription code (unique 14-digit number) into the space on the landing page


4. Select what you would like to do at the end of your 12-week free digital access



a) If you do not wish to switch automatically to the paid digital service - at a special discounted rate - select "No thanks, continue redeeming my subscription code."



b) If you do wish to switch automatically to the paid digital service - at a special discount rate - select "Yes, sign me up" and proceed to register your credit card information. Follow instructions to complete your order.





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