Chugoku Shimbun

Chugoku Shimbun

Type Daily newspaper
Owner(s) The Chugoku Shimbun Co., Ltd.
Founded May 5, 1892
Headquarters Hiroshima
Headquarters of Chugoku Shimbun in Hiroshima.

The Chugoku Shimbun (中国新聞 Chūgoku Shinbun) 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 paper and evening editions. The morning paper has a daily circulation of 646,908. And the evening paper has a daily circulation of 40,648.


"The Daily Chugoku" was established on May 5, 1892 in Hiroshima and was founded by its editor, Saburo Yamamoto. In 1908, the newspaper changed its name to "The Chugoku Shimbun", which translates to "Middle Country Newspaper" (geographically, Hiroshima is near the middle of the Japanese archipelago). The Chugoku Shimbun lost 113 employees and the building and equipment were completely destroyed by the A-Bomb on August 6, 1945. They had restarted publishing on August 9 by asking other newspapers' help.

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