List of newspapers in Japan

The first dailies were established in Japan in 1870.[1] In 2009 the number of the newspapers was 110 in the country.[2]

Below is a list of newspapers published in Japan. (See also Japanese newspapers.)

National papersEdit

HokkaidoEdit

Block papers of HokkaidoEdit

Regional papers of HokkaidoEdit

Defunct newspapers of HokkaidoEdit

  • Kitami Mainichi Shimbun (Kitami, 1950 – 1989)
  • Akabira Shimpō (Akabira, 1962 – 1990)
  • Nikkan Asahikawa Shimbun (Asahikawa, 1984 – 1992)
  • Okhotsk Shimbun (Kitami, 1989 – 1993)
  • Bibai Shimpō (Bibai, 1949 – 1996)
  • Hokkai Times (prefecture paper, 1946 – 1998)
  • Nahokkai Times (prefecture paper, 1946 – 1998)
  • Kitami Gorjetsu(Kitami, 1912 – 2001)
  • Abashiri Shimbun (Abashiri, 1947 – 2004)
  • Mikasa Times (Mikasa, 1949 – 2007)
  • Bibai Shimbun (Bibai, 1996 – 2007)
  • Sorachi Times (Ashibetsu, 1950 – 2007)
  • Shari Shimbun (Shari, 1979 – 2008)
  • Ishikari Minyū Shimbun (Ishikari, 1988 – 2009)
  • Sapporo Times (Sapporo, 1999 – 2009)
  • Okhotsk Shimbun (former Mombetsu Shimbun, Mombetsu, 1958 – 2009)
  • Nikkan Iwamizawa Shimbun (Iwamizawa, 1949 – 2009)
  • Engaru Shimbun (Engaru, 1976 – 2015)

Tōhoku regionEdit

Block paper of Tōhoku regionEdit

Prefecture papers of Tōhoku regionEdit

Regional papers of Tōhoku regionEdit

Defunct newspapers of Tōhoku regionEdit

  • Miyagi Times (Kesennuma, – 1995)
  • Ishinomaki Shimbun (Ishinomaki, 1946 – 1998)
  • Kamaishi Shimpō (Kamaishi, 1982 – 1999)
  • Jōyō Shimbun (Minamisanriku, – 2007)
  • Senpoku Shimbun (Naruko, – 2007)
  • Iwate Tōkai Shimbun (Kamaishi, 1948 – 2011)
  • Minamisanriku Shimbun (Minamisanriku, 2008 – 2011)
  • Fujisato Shimbun (Fujisato, 1959 – 2012)

Kantō regionEdit

Block paper of Kantō regionEdit

Prefecture papers of Kantō regionEdit

Regional papers of Kantō regionEdit

Defunct newspapers of Kantō regionEdit

  • Tōkyō Times (Kōtō, 1946 – 1992)
  • Tochigi Shimbun (Utsunomiya 1950 – 1996)
  • Hitachi Mimpō (Hitachi, 1950 – 2000)
  • Shin Ibaraki (Mito 1952 – 2003)
  • Nikkan Jōsō Shimbun (Chōshi, 1975 – 2009)
  • Tama Newtown Times (Tama, 1969 – 2012)
  • Bōsō Jiji Shimbun (Kisarazu, 1949 – 2012)
  • Jōyō Shimbun (Tsuchiura, 1948 – 2013)

Chūbu regionEdit

Block paper of Chūbu regionEdit

Prefecture papers of Chūbu regionEdit

Regional papers of Chūbu regionEdit

  • Yamanashi
  • Nagano
  • Niigata
    • Echigo Journal (Sanjō)
    • Jōetsu Times (Jōetsu)
    • Kashiwazaki Nippō (Kashiwazaki)
    • Nagaoka Shimbun (Nagaoka)
    • Ojiya Shimbun (Ojiya)
    • Sanjō Shimbun (Sanjō)
    • Shūhō Tōkamachi (Niigata)
    • Tōkamachi Shimbun (Tōkamachi)
    • Tōkamachi Times (Tōkamachi)
    • Tsunan Shimbun (Tsunan)
  • Toyama
  • Ishikawa
  • Fukui
    • Nikkan Kenmin Fukui (Fukui)
  • Shizuoka
  • Aichi
    • Chūbu Keizai Shimbun (Nagoya)
    • Higashiaichi Shimbun (Toyohashi)
    • Mikawa Shimpō (Nishio)
    • Nikkan Tōmei (Seto)
    • Tōkai Aichi Shimbun (Okazaki)
    • Tōkai Nichinichi Shimbun (Toyohashi)

Defunct newspapers of Chūbu regionEdit

  • Himi Shimbun (Himi, 1936 – 2000)
  • Suwa Maiyū Shimbun (Suwa, 1954 – 2004)
  • Chūbu Shimpō (Hekinan, 1959 – 2004)
  • Kokoku Shimbun (Shimosuwa, 1946 – 2005)
  • Hida News (Hida, 1995 – 2005)
  • Ina Mainichi Shimbun (Ina, 1955 – 2008)
  • Hakuba Shimbun (Hakuba, 1975 – 2008)
  • Nagoya Times (Nagoya, 1946 – 2008)
  • Kōshoku Shimbun (Chikuma, 1982 – 2011)
  • Chūnō Shimbun (Seki, 1947 – 2011)

Kinki regionEdit

Prefecture papers of Kinki regionEdit

Regional papers of Kinki regionEdit

Defunct newspapers of Kinki regionEdit

  • Shiga Nichinichi Shimbun (Ōtsu, 1922 – 1979)
  • Kansai Shimbun (Ōsaka, – 1991)
  • Ōsaka Shimbun (Ōsaka, 1946 – 2002)

Chūgoku regionEdit

Block paper of Chūgoku regionEdit

  • Chūgoku Shimbun

Prefecture papers of Chūgoku regionEdit

Regional papers of Chūgoku regionEdit

Defunct newspapers of Chūgoku regionEdit

  • Bōchō Shimbun (Iwakuni, 1964 – 2006)
  • Okayama Nichinichi Shimbun (Okayama, 1946 – 2011)

ShikokuEdit

Prefecture papers of ShikokuEdit

Regional papers of ShikokuEdit

Defunct newspapers of ShikokuEdit

Kyūshū, OkinawaEdit

Block paper of KyūshūEdit

Prefecture papers of Kyūshū and OkinawaEdit

Regional papers of Kyūshū and OkinawaEdit

  • Fukuoka
  • Saga
  • Nagasaki
    • Iki Nichinichi Shimbun (Iki)
    • Iki Nippō (Iki)
    • Shimabara Shimbun (Shimabara)
    • Tsushima Shimbun (Tsushima)
  • Kumamoto
  • Ōita
  • Miyazaki
  • Kagoshima
    • Amami Shimbun (Naze)
    • Minamikyūshū Shimbun (Kanoya)
    • Nankai Nichinichi Shimbun (Naze)
  • Okinawa
    • Miyako Mainichi Shimbun (Miyakojima)
    • Miyako Shimpō (Miyakojima)
    • Yaeyama Mainichi Shimbun (Ishigaki)
    • Yaeyama Nippō (Ishigaki)

Defunct newspapers of KyūshūEdit

  • Fukunichi Shimbun (Fukuoka, 1946 – 1992)
  • Kagoshima Shimpō (Kagoshima, 1959 – 2004)
  • Karatsu Shimbun (Karatsu, 1946 – 2008)

Sports papersEdit

Party organsEdit

Business papersEdit

Industry papersEdit

  • The Chemical Daily
  • The Education Newspaper
  • The Hoken Mainichi Shinbun
  • Denki Shimbun (Electric Daily News)
  • Japan Food Journal
  • The Japan Marine Daily
  • Japan Rubber Weekly
  • The Minato Daily
  • National Chamber of Agriculture
  • Nikkan Jidosha Shimbun
  • Nippon Nogyo Shinbun
  • The Suisan Times

TabloidsEdit

English language papersEdit

Chinese language papersEdit

  • Chubun Doho
  • Jiho Shyukan
  • Toho Doho

Braille papersEdit

  • Tenji Mainichi

Stance and circulation, only morning (2007)Edit

  • Yomiuri: conservative (high quality paper) 10,042,075
  • Asahi: left (high quality paper) 8,093,885
  • Mainichi: liberal/left (high quality paper) 3,974,559
  • Chunichi Shimbun/Tokyo Shimbun: left (high quality paper) 3,475,049
  • Nihon Keizai: business, conservative (high quality paper) 3,034,481
  • Tokyo Sports: (sports) 2,228,000
  • Sankei: right (high quality paper) 2,191,587
  • Nikkan Sports: 1,970,000
  • Nikkan Geadai: left (tabloid) 1,681,500
  • Yukan Fuji: right (tabloid) 1,559,000
  • Akahata (Red Flag): Communist Party bulletin 1,680,000
  • Houchi Shimbun: (sports) 1,428,000
  • Sankei Sports: 1,367,734
  • Hokkaido Shimbun: left (high quality paper) 1,209,231
  • Daily Sports: 963,000
  • Chunichi Sports/Tokyo Chunichi Sports: 942,034
  • Nishinippon Shimbun: left (high quality paper) 852,943
  • Chugoku Shimbun: left (high quality paper) 719,194
  • Shizuoka Shimbun: left (high quality paper) 717,000
  • Kobe Shimbun: left (high quality paper) 562,011
  • Kyoto Shimbun: left (high quality paper) 506,841
  • Kahoku Shimpo: liberal (high quality paper) 504,953
  • Shinano Mainichi Shimbun: liberal (high quality paper) 485,000
  • Kanagawa Shimbun: liberal (high quality paper) 300,000

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Yamamoto Taketoshi (Summer 1989). "The Press Clubs of Japan". Journal of Japanese Studies. 15 (2). JSTOR 132360.
  2. ^ "Nikkei Media Data". Nikkei Media Group. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  3. ^ "The Rise of Japan's Thought Police". The Washington Times. Retrieved 19 April 2015.

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