|Format||Broadsheet (54.6 cm x 40.65 cm)|
|Owner(s)||Sankei Shimbun Co., Ltd.|
|Founded||June 20, 1933 (March 1, 1882)|
|Political alignment||Japanese nationalism
|Circulation||Morning edition: 2,191,587
Evening edition: 635,988
(ABC Japan, October 2005)
|Website||(sankei news): News Site,
: Corporate Site
Sankei Shimbun (? Sankei Shinbun), literally "Industrial and Economic Newspaper", is a daily newspaper in Japan published by the Sankei Shimbun Co., Ltd. (.The Sankei is Kabushiki-gaisha Sangy? Keizai Shinbunsha)abbreviation name of Sangy? Keizai. It has the sixth highest circulation for a newspapers in Japan, and is considered one of the five leading "national" newspapers.
The history of the Sankei Shimbun began with the founding of two old newspapers: Jiji News and Nihon Kogy? Shimbun.
Nihon Kogy? Shimbun was founded second in 1933 by Hisakichi Maeda. The newspaper specialized in industrial, business, and economic affairs, and was published by The Minami-OSAKA Shimbun (Evening newspaper South OSAKA).
In 1941, Osaka Shimbun (renamed from 'Minami-Osaka Shimbun') merged the Osaka Jiji shimp? (Jiji-shimp? Osaka edition). The following year, Nihon Kogy? Shimbun merged the other newspapers in business and industrial affairs in Western Japan, and changed its name to the Sangy? Keizai Shimbun (or The Sankei).
In 1952, The Sankei hired a female writer (editor) for the first time in the newspapers in Japan. In 1955, The Sankei merged Jiji shimp?.
In 1958, The Sankei was acquired by Shigeo Mizuno and Nobutaka Shikanai, the two men who founded Fuji Television the year before. The Sankei changed direction from Liberalism for Conservatism (Tenk?).
In 1959, The Sankei and Jiji shimp? were placed under a Sankei Shimbun masthead.
Sankei Shimbun started two Online newspapers in 1996: Sankei Web, with website style, and E-NEWS, with Personal digital assistant style. In 2001, Sankei Shimbun started a new Electronic newspaper delivery edition, NEWSVUE.
In 2002, Sankei Shimbun merged Osaka Shimbun. Both editions were placed under the Sankei Shimbun masthead.
In 2005, Sankei Shimbun renewed its digital edition with movie, suitable for smartphone, and renamed Sankei NetView. In 2007, Sankei Shimbun started a new Online newspaper, MSN Sankei news, collaborated with Microsoft.
In 2014, The Sankei Shimbun renewed its online news as Sankei News.
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In August 2014, South Korea filed suit against Sankei for insults against Park Geun-hye, the president of South Korea, and demanded Tatsuya Kato, head of the Seoul Bureau, present himself for questioning. The article was about several rumors about Park during the Sinking of the MV Sewol, referring to Korean news reports. Sankei referred to Chosun Ilbo; however, only Sankei was charged with defamation. Sankei was considered an anti-Korean newspaper in Korea. Thus, Japanese media assumed the suit was a warning to Sankei.
On February 11, 2015, regular columnist Ayako Sono wrote an opinion piece suggesting that while it will be necessary for Japan to accept more immigrants in order to bolster a decreasing workforce, Japan should take steps to ensure the separation of immigrants in regards to living conditions, citing South African apartheid as an example of how to achieve this goal.