KYODO NEWS, founded in November 1945 as a nonprofit cooperative organization, is one of Japan’s leading news agencies. It covers developments in Japan and the rest of the world, distributing news around the clock to domestic and overseas news media as well as international organizations and institutions. It offers English-language and Chinese-language services in addition to Japanese-language service.
Kyodo covers Japan and the rest of the world from Japanese and Asian viewpoints.
As part of its Asian news-gathering network, Kyodo has bureaus in Seoul, Pyongyang, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei, Manila, Hanoi, Phnom Penh, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Jakarta, New Delhi, Islamabad, Tehran, Kabul and Baghdad.
Kyodo reporters based in other parts of the world also keep close watch on Asia-related news.
Additionally, Kyodo has local correspondents in Vladivostok, Ulan Bator, Dili, Yangon, Kathmandu, Colombo and Dhaka, providing thorough news coverage from all of Asia.