WSJ to launch Japanese language website

As announced earlier this year, The Wall Street Journal will launch a Japanese-language website next month.

Japan.WSJ.com will include Japanese translations of The Wall Street Journal and other Dow Jones publications' content, as well as multimedia and mobile features.

The site, the product of a joint-venture partnership with Japanese financial services provider SBI Holdings, will go live on 15 December. A preview edition was launched earlier this week. The Wall Street Journal first announced its intention to launch the site in May.

According to Dow Jones, the site will be The Wall Street Journal's second major Asian-language site following Chinese.WSJ.com, which was launched in 2002.

The Chinese site claims more than 600,000 registered users, positioning it as the only foreign website to rank in the top 10 business and finance sites in China, landing a number six.