Tokyo Shimbun

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.[1]

The Tokyo Shimbun
TypeDaily newspaper
FormatBlanket (54.6 cm × 40.65 cm)
Owner(s)Chunichi Shimbun Co., Ltd.
PublisherUichirō Ohshima
FoundedSeptember 25, 1884
Political alignmentLeft-wing
CirculationMorning 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.

Supported Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan[citation needed]. This newspaper is left-wing[citation needed].


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.

Foreign correspondence networkEdit

The group has thirteen foreign bureaus. They are in New York City, Washington, D.C., London, Paris, Berlin, Moscow, Cairo, Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Seoul, Manila, and Bangkok.

Notable staffEdit


  1. ^ "NSK's member news organizations in Chubu District with monthly average circulation for Apr 2007". Archived from the original on 2008-05-29. Retrieved 2008-10-04.
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