About Hakumon Herald



Hakumon Herald is a journal published by Chuo University English Newspaper Association. All its articles are written and edited by Chuo University students. We ask professional journalists to read them and correct them as needed. We offer a variety of articles covering politics, economy, social trends, sports, entertainment and college events. We hope our journal will keep you well informed, help you study English or feel relaxed occasionally.


Chuo University English Newspaper Association had been active for 40 years from 1956 before being disbanded in 2001 in the wake of the prolonged campus dispute. However, a group of volunteer Chuo students revived the association in 2012 with the help of its alumni and many other supporters.

Alumni and members of Chuo’s English Newspaper Association pose for a photo after their get-together in Tokyo in December 2017.


Our members freely and independently interview persons, gather information and research topics to prepare for their articles. We have our Japanese articles checked and corrected by Munekatsu Teshima, a former editor with Jiji Press, and English articles by Susumu Hiyama, a former editor with Kyodo News, with a view to enhancing their quality. Both were members of the association before its disbandment. The articles are finally reviewed before publication by Stephen Hesse, a professor of Chuo University’s Faculty of Law and adviser of our association. We are convinced both the content and quality of our articles are good enough to meet your needs.


We will keep trying to provide you with articles both readable and hopefully inspiring to your interest in English. We ask for your continued help and support.