|Format||Blanket (54.6 cm × 40.65 cm)|
|Owner(s)||Chunichi Shimbun Co., Ltd.|
|Founded||September 25, 1884|
|Political alignment|| Progressivism |
|Circulation||Morning edition: 407,777 |
Evening edition: 133,708
(ABC Japan, average for June 2021)
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 2.3 million. As of July 2021, according to the Japan Newspaper Publishers and Editors Association, the average daily circulation of The Tokyo Shimbun's morning edition was 407,777 and its evening edition sold 133,708 copies daily.
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