|Format||Blanket (54.6 cm x 40.65 cm)|
|Owner(s)||The Hokkaido Shimbun Press|
|Founded||January 20, 1887|
|Circulation||Morning edition: 1,223,184
Evening edition: 673,410
(Japan ABC, average for January-June 2005)
The Hokkaido Shimbun (, which is often abbreviated as Doshin Hokkaid? Shinbun)(, is a D?shin)Japanese language daily newspaper published mainly in Hokkaid?, Japan by The Hokkaido Shimbun Press (? Kabushiki-gaisha Hokkaid? Shinbunsha). As of November 2006, its morning edition has a circulation of 1,208,175. It was first published in Sapporo in 1887.
At a 2014 year-end party a part-time nurse at the paper was sexually harassed by two members of the staff from the paper's general affairs department. Two months later she killed herself, after sending criticisms of the paper to 13 news organisations. The woman's family considered the paper to be responsible, and filed criminal complaints against the two staff members.
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