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Asahi Shimbun

Asahi Shimbun Asahi was founded in Osaka on January 25, 1879, since then, is considered as one of the five national newspapers more influenced and circulated in Japan; the other four are the Yomiuri Shimbun, the Mainichi Shimbun, Nihon Keizai Shimbun and the Sankei Shimbun. It is printed daily for both morning and evening editions in Tokyo, Osaka, and several other regional centers; also you can find it in English Language. Its transmission, which was 8.27 million for its morning edition; 3.85 million for its evening edition as of April 2004, was second behind that of Yomiuri Shimbun.

Website: Asahi Shimbun

Mainichi Shimbun

Mainichi Shimbun Mainichi Shimbun published by The Mainichi Newspapers Co., Ltd. is one of the biggest newspapers in Tokyo, Japan, with morning and evening editions covering general news. The newspaper was formed by the merger of the Tokyo Nichi Nichi Shimbun and the Osaka Mainichi Shimbun, both of which were founded in the Meiji period. The merger occurred in 1911 but the two companies continued to print their newspapers independently until 1943, when both editions were placed under a Mainichi Shimbun masthead. Today, Mainichi Shimbun has 3,200 employees working in 364 offices in Japan and 26 bureaus overseas.

Website: Mainichi Shimbun

Nihon Keizai Shimbun

Nihon Keizai Shimbun Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc. or Nikkei is considered as one of the largest media corporations in Tokyo, Japan. Its leader newspaper, The Nihon Keizai Shimbun, is the world's largest-selling business daily, uniting both incisive articles on economics, business, finance and politics with first-rate reporting on social affairs, cultural events and sports. This newspaper is sold around the world, in its original language and in translation. It also makes several of its Japanese articles available in English through line services, an English language website, and a licensing agreement with LexisNexis.

Website: Nihon Keizai Shimbun

Yomiuri Shimbun

Yomiuri Shimbun The Yomiuri Shimbun considered as the world's biggest newspaper is one of the five national newspapers in Japan (the other four are the Asahi Shimbun, the Mainichi Shimbun, Nihon Keizai Shimbun and the Sankei Shimbun). Yomiuri Shimbun was founded in 1874 by the Nisshusha newspaper company as a small daily newspaper. Today, it has morning and evening editions which are published in Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, and other major Japanese cities; its daily circulation is approximately of 14 million.

Website: Yomiuri Shimbun

Sankei Shimbun

Sankei Shimbun TV Asahi also known as EX and Tele-Asa is located in the southeastern area of the Roppongi Hills complex, in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. The headquarters comprises of 5 central TV studios, facilities for program production and broadcasting, and headquarters' office, which together function as a cutting edge digital media station. TV Asahi is the most important broadcaster with 23 local affiliates that extend coverage across the entire Japanese archipelago.

Website: Sankei Shimbun

Hokkaido Shimbun

Hokkaido Shimbun TV TOKYO Corporation is a TV station founded in Tokyo, Japan. It is also known as "Teleto". It is the central station of TXN (TX Network), which covers all of Japan's major commercial centers, including Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo and Fukuoka. TV Tokyo is currently the smallest of the most important Tokyo TV networks, and is known for its specialization in anime.

Website: Hokkaido Shimbun

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