The Tokyo Shimbun (東京新聞, Tōkyō Shinbun, literally Tokyo Newspaper) is a Japanese newspaper published by The Chunichi Shimbun Company. The group publishes newspapers under the brand name of The Tokyo Shimbun in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area and under The Chunichi Shimbun in the Nagoya Metropolitan Area. The group's combined daily morning circulation is 3.5 million. As of July 2008, according to the Japan Newspaper Publishers and Editors Association, the average daily circulation of The Tokyo Shimbun's morning edition was 620,125 and its evening edition sold 309,387 copies daily.
|Format||Blanket (54.6 cm × 40.65 cm)|
|Owner(s)||Chunichi Shimbun Co., Ltd.|
|Founded||September 25, 1884|
|Circulation||Morning edition: 577,940 |
Evening edition: 271,430
(ABC Japan, average for July 2008)
The Chunichi Shimbun Company's headquarters is in Nagoya, Japan. Its total workforce number is 3,458. The Tokyo Shimbun newspaper is also the owner of the Chunichi Dragons, a professional Japanese baseball team.
The newspaper has traditionally been seen as centrist, but following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, it has more recently become known for its investigative reporting and opposition to the positions of Shinzo Abe and the Liberal Democratic Party (Japan).
The group dates back to 1888 when a regional newspaper was founded in Nagoya. In 1942, the newspaper merged with the Miyako Shimbun, which was another Nagoya-based newspaper. The publication took its current form by merging with a Tokyo-based paper in 1967.
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