Hokkaido Shimbun

The Hokkaido Shimbun
Type Daily newspaper
Format Blanket (54.6 cm x 40.65 cm)
Owner(s) The Hokkaido Shimbun Press
Publisher Ikuo Kikuchi
Founded January 20, 1887
Language Japanese
Headquarters Sapporo
Circulation Morning edition: 1,223,184
Evening edition: 673,410
(Japan ABC, average for January–June 2005)
Website www.hokkaido-np.co.jp
Headquarters of the Hokkaido Shimbun Press in Sapporo.

The Hokkaido Shimbun (北海道新聞 Hokkaidō Shinbun), which is often abbreviated as Doshin (道新 Dōshin), is a Japanese language daily newspaper published mainly in Hokkaidō, Japan by The Hokkaido Shimbun Press (株式会社北海道新聞社 Kabushiki-gaisha Hokkaidō Shinbunsha). As of November 2006, its morning edition has a circulation of 1,208,175.[1] It was first published in Sapporo in 1887.

2015 Sexual harassment suicide

At a 2014 year-end party a part-time nurse at the paper was sexually harassed by two 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.[2]


  1. According to the circulation report to Japan Audit Bureau of Circulations, on (Japanese) Hokkaido Shimbun's corporate profile.
  2. Kimura, Kayoko December 10, 2015 Sexual harassment at bōnenkai, inept handling, a suicide Japan Times Retrieved December 11, 2015

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