List of Japanese Newspapers – Online Japan News Sites

Japanese Newspapers and News Sites

朝日新聞 | Asahi Shimbun

The Asahi Shimbun is one of the five national newspapers in Japan. Its circulation, which was 5.16 million for its morning edition and 1.55 million for its evening edition as of June 202.

日本経済新聞 | Nikkei Asian Review in English

The Nikkei, formally The Nihon Keizai Shimbun, is the flagship publication of Nikkei, Inc. and the world’s largest financial newspaper, with a daily circulation exceeding three million. The Nikkei 225, a stock market index for the Tokyo Stock Exchange, has been calculated by the newspaper since 1950.

産経新聞 | Sankei Shimbun

Sankei Shimbun is a daily newspaper in Japan published by the Sankei Shimbun Co., Ltd. It has the fifth-highest circulation for newspapers in Japan.

読売新聞 | The Japan News – by Yomiuri Shimbun

The Yomiuri Shimbun is a Japanese newspaper published in Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, and other major Japanese cities. It is one of the five national newspapers in Japan; the other three are the Asahi Shimbun, the Mainichi Shimbun and the Nihon Keizai Shimbun. The headquarters is in Otemachi, Chiyoda, Tokyo.

日刊スポーツ | Nikkan Sports

Nikkan Sports is the first-launched Japanese daily sports newspaper founded in 1946. It has a circulation of 1,965,000, and is an affiliate newspaper of the Asahi Shimbun.

毎日新聞 | Mainichi Shimbun

The Mainichi Shimbun is one of the major newspapers in Japan, published by The Mainichi Newspapers Co.

Japan Times Online

The Japan Times is Japan’s largest and oldest English-language daily newspaper. It is published by The Japan Times, Ltd., a subsidiary of News2u Holdings, Inc.. It is headquartered in the Kioicho Building in Kioicho, Chiyoda, Tokyo.

Sports Nippon (スポーツニッポン)

Sports Nippon is the first Japanese daily sports newspaper, having been founded in 1948. In a 1997 report it was called one of the “Big Three” sports papers in Japan, out of a field of 17 sports dailies. It is an affiliate newspaper of the Mainichi Shimbun.

サンケイスポーツ | Sankei Sports

Sankei Sports is a Japanese language daily sports newspaper published by Sankei Shimbun. In 2002, it had a circulation of 1,360,000. The newspaper is known by its nickname Sanspo.

Sports Hochi (スポーツ報知)

Sports Hochi, previously known as Hochi Shimbun, is a Japanese language daily sports newspaper. In 2002, it had a circulation of a million copies a day. It is an affiliate newspaper of Yomiuri Shimbun.

Japan Today

Japan Today is an online newspaper based in Tokyo, Japan. Launched in September 2000, Japan Today publishes wire articles, press releases, and photographs, as well as opinion and contract pieces, such as company profiles, in English. Japan Today is owned by GPlusMedia Co. Ltd.

日刊ゲンダイ | Nikkan Gendai

Nikkan Gendai (Japanese: Le ゲ ン ダ イ, literally The Contemporary Daily ) is a popular Japanese daily newspaper published every evening.

Tokyo Shimbun (東京新聞)

The Tokyo Shimbun is a Japanese newspaper published by The Chunichi Shimbun Company. The group publishes newspapers under the brand name of The Tokyo Shimbun in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area and under The Chunichi Shimbun in the Nagoya Metropolitan Area. The group’s combined daily morning circulation is 3.5 million.

Kobe Shimbun (神戸新聞)

Kobe Shimbun is a Japanese language daily newspaper based in Kobe, Japan, and the company publishing that newspapers is also called The Kobe Shimbun.

東京スポーツ | Tokyo Sports

Tokyo Sports is a Japanese daily sports newspaper founded in 1960.

西日本新聞 | Nishinippon Shimbun

The Nishinippon Shimbun is a Japanese language daily newspaper published by the Nishinippon Shimbun Co., Ltd. As of 2013, it had a circulation of about 875,000. It is headquartered in Fukuoka, which accounts for the bulk of its circulation, and is also sold throughout Kyūshū.

Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun (日刊工業新聞)

Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, one of the leading daily newspapers in Japan, specializes in business and industrial affairs, and is published by The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, Ltd. Circulation is around 420,000. The newspaper was inaugurated in 1915.

Chunichi Shimbun

The Chunichi Shimbun is a Japanese daily “broadsheet” newspaper published in mostly Aichi Prefecture and neighboring regions by Chunichi Shimbun Co., Ltd.

Hokkaido Shimbun (北海道新聞)

The Hokkaido Shimbun, which is often abbreviated as Doshin, is a Japanese language daily newspaper published mainly in Hokkaidō, Japan by The Hokkaido Shimbun Press. As of November 2006, its morning edition has a circulation of 1,208,175. It was first published in Sapporo in 1887.

Chugoku Shimbun (中国新聞)

The Chugoku Shimbun or Midland News is a Japanese local daily newspaper based in Hiroshima. It serves the Chūgoku region of Japan with a market share in Hiroshima, Yamaguchi, Shimane, Okayama and Tottori Prefectures. The newspaper publishes morning papers and evening editions.

Shizuoka Shimbun (静岡新聞)

Shizuoka Shimbun is a Japanese language daily newspaper. The company is associated with the Shizuoka Broadcasting System group.


Kahoku Shimpō is a Japanese language daily newspaper that is published in Sendai, Japan.


しんぶん赤旗 | Shimbun Akahata

Shimbun Akahata is the daily organ of the Japanese Communist Party in the form of a national newspaper. It was founded in 1928 and currently has both daily and weekly editions. Akahata has journalists based in the capitals of ten countries around the globe.



Kyodo News is a nonprofit cooperative news agency based in Minato, Tokyo. It was established in November 1945 and it distributes news to almost all newspapers, and radio and television networks in Japan. The newspapers using its news have about 50 million subscribers. K. K.

Fukui Shimbun

Saga Shimbun

Saga Shimbun Co., Ltd. was founded in 1954. The Company’s line of business includes publishing newspapers.

Iwate Nippo

Iwate Nippo is a Japanese regional daily newspaper published mainly in Iwate prefecture. The company is based in Morioka.

To O Nippo

The Tō-Ō Nippō Press is a newspaper published in Aomori, Aomori Prefecture, Japan. It is distributed throughout Aomori Prefecture. The newspaper traces its roots to the late 19th century and was established on 6 December 1888 as the first newspaper to be distributed throughout Aomori Prefecture.

Akita Sakigake Shimpo

Akita Sakigake Shimpo is a Japanese daily newspaper published mainly in Akita prefecture. The company is based in Akita, Akita. The newspaper is dominant in its region, with a market penetration approaching 54 percent of Akita Prefecture households.

聖教新聞 | Seikyo Shimbun

The Seikyo Shimbun (聖教新聞, Seikyō Shimbun) (English: “the newspaper of holy teach”) is Japan’s third-largest daily newspaper.

Kochi Shimbun

Kochi Shimbun Kigyo, K.K. was founded in 1966. The Company’s line of business includes the publishing and printing of periodicals.



Tonichi news

Ehime Shimbun

Shinano Mainichi Shimbun

Komei Shimbun

Kobe Shimbun (神戸新聞, Kōbe Shinbun) is a Japanese language daily newspaper based in Kobe, Japan

Chiba Nippo


Weekly BCN

BCN Week is a cultural newsweekly started in 2006 by ex-pats in Barcelona.


Jomo Shimbun

Jōmō Shimbun is the largest general-circulation daily newspaper based in Gunma prefecture, Japan. It was established in 1887 and has a circulation of 311,534. Hideo Yokoyama, a novelist, had worked for the Jōmō Shimbun as a journalist for 12 years.

Nagano Nippo (Nagano)

 Nagano Nippo newspaper from Suwa-shi, Japan


Kumamoto Nichinichi Shinbunsha KK offers newspaper publishing services. The Company produces and publishes daily newspaper covering society,


Ryoko Shimbun

Fukushima Mimpo

National Agricultural newspaper

National agriculture market Latest Breaking News, Pictures, Videos, and Special Reports from The Economic Times.

Tokyo Daigaku Shimbun

Digital images of newspaper clippings provided by Kobe University … This newspaper was renamed as Tokyō Daigaku Shimbun in 1947

Tokachi Mainichi

The Tokachi Mainichi Newspaper (the Kachimai) is the most powerful advertising medium in Tokachi.

San-in Chuo Shimpo

Higashiaichi Shinbun (Aichi)

Japan Update

Okinawa’s portal for the latest news, events, culture, forums, classifieds, and more.

Yamaguchi Shimbun

The Yamaguchi Shimbun is a Japanese language daily newspaper published by The Minato-Yamaguchi Co., Ltd. Headquartered in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi. It was first published in Shimonoseki in 1946.

Japan Metal

Ryoutan Shinbun (Kyoto)

Chosyu Shimbun


Choson Sinbo

The Choson Sinbo, also known by the name of its English edition The People’s Korea, is a newspaper based in Japan, published in both Korean and Japanese. The name literally means ‘Chosun Newspaper’.

Chubu Keizai Shimbun

The Chunichi Shimbun is a Japanese daily “broadsheet” newspaper published in mostly Aichi … League team Nagoya Kinko.

Foreign Press Center Japan


Yukan Daily



Sun newspaper (Chiba)

The newspaper was founded in 1948 serving Boso Peninsula.

Hakodate Shimbun

Hakodate Shimbun newspaper from Hakodate-shi, Japan.

Gunma Keizai Shinbun

Jōmō Shimbun (上毛新聞) is the largest general-circulation daily newspaper based in Gunma.

Hokkai Minyu

Shimane Nichi-Nichi Shinbun (Shimane)

Shimane Nichi Nichi Shimbun newspaper from Izumo-shi, Japan.


Tanko News

This is the news site of the Karriereende player Ibrahim Tanko which shows all news linked with this player.

Shonai Nippo

Kumano Shimbun

Hokuroku Shimbun (Akita)

Get trusted Japanese breaking news site with latest headlines from selected newspaper online in English, Japanese language.




News Post Seven



Bloomberg delivers business and markets news, data, analysis, and video to the world, featuring stories from Businessweek and Bloomberg News.


CNN Japan‎

Record China‎



Nippon News Network is a Japanese commercial television network owned by Nippon Television, which itself is controlled by the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper. The network’s responsibility includes the syndication of national television news bulletins to its regional affiliates, and news exchange between the stations.


47 News brings you you breaking and developing news, weather, traffic and sports.

Okinawa Times

The Okinawa Times is a local newspaper based in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. The company has its registered headquarters in Naha. The newspaper is one of the two major dailies in Okinawa, the other being Ryukyu Shimpo. In 2015 the editor-in-chief was Kazuhiko Taketomi.

Niigata Nippo

Ryukyu Shimpo

The Ryūkyū Shimpō was the first Okinawan newspaper. It was founded in 1893 by Shō Jun, a former prince of the Ryūkyū Kingdom, and is still in publication today.


Japan Rubber Weekly

Japan Rubber Weekly is the only news site covering the Japanese rubber, tire and plastics industries in English.

Hitoyoshi Press

Web Japan

Web Japan provides information about Japan including facts, fun and new trends, traditional and pop culture, science and technology, food, travel, and lifestyle.

Chunbun (in Chinese-language)

Newspaper Association of Japan

The Japan Newspaper Publishers and Editors Association is an entirely independent and voluntary organization funded and operated by the mass media of Japan. The NSK was established on July 23, 1946. Its express purpose is to elevate ethical standards in reporting and protect and promote the media’s common interests.

Hokuu Shimpo

Hokuu Shimpo newspaper from Tohoku-machi, Japan.

Tsuyama Asahi


Weekly readers

Weekly Reader was a weekly educational classroom magazine designed for children. It began in 1928 as My Weekly Reader. Editions covered curriculum themes in the younger grade levels and news-based, current events and curriculum themed-issues in older grade levels.


This is the official account of the local newspaper. Free papers are published in Hita City, Oita Prefecture, Asakura City.

Sanriku Shimpo

Sunday Yamaguchi


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