Until the 19th century very little is known about Turkey in Japan. With the beginning of the Meiji Era (1868-1912), Japan ended her seclusion and attempted to learn about Western countries and take them as a model in order to catch up with the modern world; the Ottoman Empire was also part of this investigation. During these times, Taiyō (The Sun), which was widely read by different parts of Japanese society provided first-hand knowledge of Turkey. Herein, the Japanese image of Turkey is taken into consideration through the news, photos and pictures in The Sun.
Keywords: Taiyō (The Sun), Meiji Era, Image of Turkey, Yamada Torajirō,Asahina Chisen.