|Format||Blanket (54.6 cm x 40.65 cm)|
|Owner(s)||The Nishinippon Shimbun Co., Ltd.|
|Circulation||Morning edition: 849,361
Evening edition: 177,891
(ABC Japan, average for January–June 2005)
The Nishinippon Shimbun 西日本新聞 (Nishinippon Shinbun West-Japan Daily?) is a Japanese language daily newspaper published by The Nishinippon Shimbun Co., Ltd (株式会社西日本新聞社 Kabushiki-gaisha Nishinippon Shinbunsha?). As of May 2006, it has the circulation of a million as a total of morning and evening editions. Headquartered in Fukuoka, the newspaper cover reader is Kyūshū.
Nishinippon Shimbun began in 1877 as the Chikushi Shimbun to report the Seinan Civil War. In 1880 it became the Fukuoka Nichi-Nichi Shimbun and then in 1942, during the Pacific War, it joined with Kyushu Hodo to form the Nishinippon Shimbun.
Nishinippon Shimbun is the largest regional newspaper in Kyushu Island in Japan. Its reporters' network covers all Kyushu. within the main office in Fukuoka City and 65 local offices in the 7 prefectures of Kyushu. In addition, it has Tokyo and Osaka Branches.
Foreign Correspondence Network
Nishinippon Shimbun has six foreign bureaus. They are in Washington, D.C., Paris, Beijing, Taipei, Seoul, and Bangkok. And a writer always stays in Busan, Korea. He is an exchange writer to Busan Ilbo.
The Nishinippon Shimbun sponsors the Prince Takamatsu Cup Nishinippon Round-Kyūshū Ekiden(Grand Tour Kyushu), the world's longest relay race.
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