Japan : Newspapers

The history of  Japanese Newspaper Dates backs to  Century . The oldest daily newspaper of Japan The The Mainichi Shimbun started its circulation in 1872.Throughout their history, Japanese newspapers have had a central role in issues of free speech and freedom of the press. In various period Japan Newspaper faced Government censorship and Used as a tool  for Propaganda . After Japan’s defeat in Second world war , strict censorship of the press continued . In 1951, the USA finally returned freedom of the press to Japan officially, But still Japan press is under strict US and Government observation and literal Freedom of press in Japan is in question . 

As a leading Economy of the world  Japan Positioned 67 in the 2018 World Press Freedom Index below Madagascar , Haiti and Fiji  . Commentary or report about US military presence in Japan & Self defense force  Face critical harassment from Various sources . 

This is the Embedded version of japan’s Various Leading Newspaper in One place 

Yomiuri Shimbun

The Yomiuri Shimbun (読売新聞 ) is a Japanese Conservative newspaper .
It started circulation in  1874 by the Nisshusha newspaper company as a small daily newspaper. In 1941 it had the largest circulation of any daily newspaper in the Tokyo . In 1942, Second world war, it merged with the Hochi Shimbun and became known as the Yomiuri-Hochi. Now it still had a combined morning-evening circulation of almost 13.5 million for its national edition. The paper is printed twice a day and in several different local editions


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Mainichi Shimbun

The Mainichi Shimbun (毎日新聞 literally “Daily News”) is one of the major newspapers in Japan,

FoundedFebruary 21, 1872
Political alignmentCenter-left
CirculationMorning edition: 3,945,646 (2005)
3,091,699 (2016)
Evening edition: 1,610,293 (2005)

NHK World

NHK World is the international broadcasting service of NHK (Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai – Japan Broadcasting Corporation), Japan’s public broadcaster.

The Japan Times

The Japan Times is Japan’s largest and oldest English-language daily newspaper. It is published by The Japan Times, Ltd., a subsidiary of Nifco, since 1983

The Japan Today

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