Every so often, I come back to this resource, and realize how useful it is, and also realize how much my listening has improved, and how useful this is.
Japan News network streams nationwide and local news stories constantly. They are nice little 30 second or 1 minute stories. You can click on them one at a time, or by categories, or just let them stream one after the other. The subtitles are not generally word-for-word but all of the substance of the article is there.
If your reading is not good enough to navigate a Japanese website, here is how it works.
This is the main TBS page. You can click on any of the articles to watch and read.
The little buttons are the text size. Big text is so nice when you are learning kanji!
If you would like to stream more articles, click here:
That brings you to this tab:
Click, and stories will stream away!
If you would like to watch news from other areas from around Japan, click the button for the map.
You will get this:
Click for regional stories down below. Some of these allow for streaming, and some do not.
What a resource, with no VPN!
This always works in the USA, but I don’t know where else it does or does not.