When I got back to Japan after three years in LA last Aug, I have realized the growing number of foreign workers, and foreign-language media in Japan even in-and-around my hometown.
8 years ago when I first left for LA, there were mostly so-called “blue-color workers” since my hometown is very famous for oil refinary factory, and stuff.
Now I see more white-color foreign workers resides in my hometown. This circumstances completely makes sense why there are rapid growth and demands for English media (or foreign-language media) in Japan.
I did a quick research what kind of English media is popular in Japan. (Only English though).
— General —
Japan Times (The oldest English newspaper in Japan)
News On Japan
Japan News Review
Daily Yomiuri (English version of major Japanese newspaper)
Mainichi Daily News (English version of major Japanese newspaper)
— Business, Marketing and Economy —
Japan Corporate News
— Culture and Pop Culture —
3Yen Japan News
Spinshell.tv (Online Web casting in Tokyo)
Kirai.net (Also available in Spanish)
— Others —
ELT News (News site for English teacher resides in Japan)