List of newspapers in Japan

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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 papers[edit]

Hokkaidō[edit]

Block paper of Hokkaidō[edit]

Regional papers of Hokkaidō[edit]

Defunct newspapers of Hokkaidō[edit]

  • Hokkai Times (Prefecture paper, 1946 - 1998)
  • 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)
  • Kitami Shimbun (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)

Tōhoku region[edit]

Block paper of Tōhoku region[edit]

  • Kahoku Shimpō

Prefecture papers of Tōhoku region[edit]

Regional papers of Tōhoku region[edit]

Defunct newspapers of Tōhoku region[edit]

  • 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 region[edit]

Block paper of Kantō region[edit]

Prefecture papers of Kantō region[edit]

Regional papers of Kantō region[edit]

Defunct newspapers of Kantō region[edit]

  • 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 region[edit]

Block paper of Chūbu region[edit]

Prefecture papers of Chūbu region[edit]

Regional papers of Chūbu region[edit]

  • Yamanashi
    • Yamanashi Shimpō (Kōfu)
    • Yatsugatake Journal (Hokuto)
  • Nagano
    • Minamishinshū Shimbun (Iida)
    • Nagano Nippō (Suwa)
    • Okaya Shimin Shimbun (Okaya)
    • Ōito Times (Ōmachi)
    • Shimin Times (Matsumoto)
    • Shinshū Nippō (Iida)
    • Suzaka Shimbum (Suzaka)
  • 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 region[edit]

  • 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 region[edit]

Prefecture papers of Kinki region[edit]

Regional papers of Kinki region[edit]

Defunct newspapers of Kinki region[edit]

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

Chūgoku region[edit]

Block paper of Chūgoku region[edit]

  • Chūgoku Shimbun

Prefecture papers of Chūgoku region[edit]

Regional papers of Chūgoku region[edit]

Defunct newspapers of Chūgoku region[edit]

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

Shikoku[edit]

Prefecture papers of Shikoku[edit]

Regional papers of Shikoku[edit]

  • Kagawa
  • Tokushima
  • Ehime
    • Yawatahama Mimpō (Yawatahama)
    • Yawatahama Shimbun (Yawatahama)

Defunct newspapers of Shikoku[edit]

Kyūshū, Okinawa[edit]

Block paper of Kyūshū[edit]

Prefecture papers of Kyūshū & Okainawa[edit]

Regional papers of Kyūshū & Okainawa[edit]

  • Fukuoka
  • Saga
    • Tosu Shimbun (Tosu)
  • Nagasaki
    • Iki Nichinichi Shimbun (Iki)
    • Iki Nippō (Iki)
    • Shimabara Shimbun (Shimabara)
    • Tsushima Shimbun (Tsushima)
  • Kumamoto
  • Ōita
    • Konnichi Shimbun (Beppu)
  • 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 Kyūshū[edit]

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

Sports papers[edit]

Business and industry papers[edit]

Tabloids[edit]

English language papers[edit]

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 (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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yamamoto Taketoshi (Summer 1989). "The Press Clubs of Japan". Journal of Japanese Studies 15 (2). Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Nikkei Media Data". Nikkei Media Group. Retrieved 15 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "The world according to Toru Hashimoto". The Japan Times. Retrieved 7 December 2012.