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Founded in 1874, the Yomiuri Shimbun is credited with having the largest newspaper circulation in the world, having a combined morning and evening circulation . As of mid-year 2011, it still has a combined morning-evening circulation of almost 13.5 million for its national edition. The paper is printed twice a day and in several local editions.
The Asahi Shimbun (朝日新聞?, IPA: [aꜜsaçi ɕimbɯɴ], literally Morning Sun Newspaper) is one of the five national newspapers in Japan. Its circulation, which was 7.96 million for its morning edition and 3.1 million for its evening edition as of June 2010, was second behind that of Yomiuri Shimbun. The company has its registered headquarters in Osaka
The Mainichi Shimbun (毎日新聞?, lit. “Daily News”) is one of the major newspapers in Japan, published by The Mainichi Newspapers Co., Ltd.
Nikkei Inc. (株式会社日本経済新聞社 Kabushiki-Gaisha Nihon Keizai Shimbun Sha?, literally Japan Economic Times Company) is one of the largest media corporations in Japan. Nikkei specializes in publishing financial, business and industry news.
Sankei Shimbun (産経新聞?) is a daily newspaper in Japan published by the Sankei Shimbun Co., Ltd. (株式会社産業経済新聞社 Kabushiki-gaisha Sangyō Keizai Shinbunsha). It has the sixth highest circulation for a newspaper in Japan and is considered as one of the five “national” newspapers. Sankei Shimbun’s name literally means “Industrial and Economic Newspaper”.
Seikyo Shinbun (聖教新聞 Seikyō Shinbun, literally “newspaper of the teaching of the saint”) is a religious newspaper with a national distribution in Japan. It claims a circulation of six million copies.
Tokyo Sports (東京スポーツ tokyo spootsu?) is a Japanese daily sports newspaper founded in 1958.
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Nikkan Sports (日刊スポーツ Nikkan Supōtsu) is the first-launched Japanese daily sports newspaper founded in 1946. It has a circulation of 1,965,000 and is an affiliate newspaper of Asahi Shimbun.
The Hokkaido Shimbun (北海道新聞 Hokkaidō Shinbun), which is often abbreviated as Doshin (道新 Dōshin?), is a Japanese language daily newspaper published mainly in Hokkaidō, Japan by The Hokkaido Shimbun Press (株式会社北海道新聞社 Kabushiki-gaisha Hokkaidō Shinbunsha?). As of November 2006, its morning edition has a circulation of 1,208,175.It was first published in Sapporo in 1887.
Sports Hochi (スポーツ報知 Supōtsu Hōchi?), previously known as Hochi Shimbun (報知新聞 Hōchi Shinbun?) literally widely informing newspaper, is a Japanese language daily sports newspaper. As of 2002, it has a circulation of a million. It is an affiliate newspaper from Yomiuri Shimbun.
Shizuoka Shimbun (静岡新聞 Shizuoka shinbun?, lit. Shizuoka newspaper) is a Japanese language daily newspaper. As of April 2008, it had a combined morning and evening circulation of 717,000. It started publication as Shizuoka Shinbun in December 1941, following the merger of six other newspapers.
The Chunichi Shimbun (中日新聞 Chūnichi Shinbun?) is a Japanese daily “broadsheet” newspaper published in mostly Aichi Prefecture and neighboring regions by Chunichi Shimbun Co., Ltd (株式会社中日新聞社 Kabushiki-gaisha Chūnichi Shinbunsha). It is the owner of the Chunichi Dragons baseball team, and is also known as the main organizer of a famous international gymnastics event, the Chunichi Cup. The newspaper is dominant in its region, with a market penetration approaching 60 percent of the population of Aichi Prefecture. The Chunichi Shimbun group also publishes the Tokyo Shimbun, the Chunichi Sports, and the Tokyo Chunichi Sports newspapers. The group’s combined circulation is more than 4 million
Latest Regional and World News in Japan -The Chugoku Shimbun
The Chugoku Shimbun is a Japanese local daily newspaper based in Hiroshima. It serves the Chūgoku region of Japan with a market share in Hiroshima, Yamaguchi, Shimane, Okayama and Tottori Prefectures. The newspaper publishes morning paper and evening editions. The morning paper has a daily circulation of 646,908. And the evening paper has a daily circulation of 40,648.-
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