Tokyo Shimbun

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The Tokyo Shimbun
TypeDaily newspaper
FormatBlanket (54.6 cm × 40.65 cm)
Owner(s)Chunichi Shimbun Co., Ltd.
PublisherUichirō Ohshima
FoundedSeptember 25, 1884
Political alignment Progressivism
Social liberalism
Social democracy
Language Japanese
Headquarters Tokyo
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. [1]


The Chunichi Shimbun Company's headquarters is in Nagoya, Japan. Its total workforce number is 2,783. The Tokyo Shimbun newspaper is also the owner of the Chunichi Dragons, a professional Japanese baseball team.


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 network

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 staff

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