The newspaper was founded on December 1, 1941 by the merger of the Shizuoka Minyu Shimbun(静岡民友新聞?) with the Shizuoka Shimpo(静岡新報?), Hamamatsu Shimbun(浜松新聞?), Numazu Godo Shimbun(沼津合同新聞?), Shimizu Shimbun(清水新聞?) and the Atami Mainichi Shimbun(熱海毎日新聞?). The first color edition was printed in 1961. From May 10, 1964, the Sunday and holiday evening editions were discontinued. From April 2011, the Saturday evening edition was discontinued.