Seikyo Shimbun

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Seikyo Shimbunsha head office in Tokyo

Seikyo Shimbun (聖教新聞 Seikyō Shimbun, literally "newspaper of the teaching of the saint"?) is a religious newspaper with a national distribution in Japan.

History and profile[edit]

Seikyo Shimbun was launched on 9 May 1951.[1] It has a circulation of 5.5 million copies, Japan's third largest daily.[2] The newspaper belongs to the Sōka Gakkai and is associated with the New Komeito political party. It often features articles about Daisaku Ikeda, the president of the Soka Gakkai, or editorials written by him.

The Seikyo Shimbun is delivered throughout Japan by volunteer deliverers.[3]


  1. ^ "60th anniversary of Seikyo Shimbun". Soka Gakkai International. 9 May 2011. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Soka Gakkai keeps religious, political machine humming". The Japan Times. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "60th Anniversary of Seikyo Shimbun Newspaper". Soka Gakkai International. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 

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