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.
On 1 October 2007, Sankei Shimbun's website and MSN Japan started a content partnership, MSN Sankei News.
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. 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. Thus, Japanese media assumed the suit was a warning to Sankei.
In December 2014 the newspaper apologized after running Richard Koshimizu's ad promoting anti-Semitic books.