Sankei Shimbun

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The Sankei Shimbun
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet (54.6 cm x 40.65 cm)
Owner(s) Sankei Shimbun Co., Ltd.
Publisher Nagayoshi Sumita
Founded June 20, 1933
Language Japanese
Headquarters Osaka & Tokyo
Circulation Morning edition: 2,191,587
Evening edition:[1] 635,988
(ABC Japan, October 2005)
Website www.sankei.com

Sankei Shimbun (産経新聞 Sankei Shinbun?), literally "Industrial and Economic Newspaper", is a daily newspaper in Japan published by the Sankei Shimbun Co., Ltd. (株式会社産業経済新聞社 Kabushiki-gaisha Sangyō Keizai Shinbunsha?). It has the sixth highest circulation for a newspaper in Japan, and is considered one of the five "national" newspapers.[2]


On 1 October 2007, Sankei Shimbun's website and MSN Japan started a content partnership, MSN Sankei News.[3]

Corporate profile[edit]

Tokyo Sankei Building
Namba Sankei Building

The Sankei Shimbun is part of the Fujisankei Communications Group and is 40% owned by Fuji Media Holdings. The company is also the owner of Osaka Broadcasting Corporation (OBC, Radio Osaka).

Offices[edit]

  • Publishing newspapers: Sankei Shimbun, Sankei Sports, Yukan Fuji, Keiba Eight, etc.
  • Tokyo Head Office (registered headquarters): Tokyo Sankei Building, 7-2, Otemachi Itchome, Chiyoda, Tokyo
  • Osaka Head Office: Namba Sankei Building, 1-57, Minatomachi Nichome, Naniwa-ku, Osaka
    • Umeda Office: Breezé Tower, 4-9, Umeda Nichome, Kita-ku, Osaka
    • Western Office (Fukuoka): Sunlight Building, 23-8, Watanabe-dori, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka

Famous corporate alumni[edit]

Controversy[edit]

In August 2014, South Korea filed suit against Sankei for insults against Park Geun-hye, the president of South Korea, and demanded that Tatsuya Kato, head of the Seoul Bureau, present himself for questioning.[4][5][6][7][8] The article was about several rumors about Park during the Sinking of the MV Sewol, referencing Korean news reports. Sankei referred to Chosun Ilbo, however only Sankei was charged with defamation. Sankei was considered an anti-Korean newspaper in Korea.[9] Thus, Japanese media assumed the suit was a warning to Sankei.[10]

In December 2014 the newspaper apologized after running Richard Koshimizu's ad promoting anti-Semitic books.[11][12]

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