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The Asahi Shimbun

Since its launch in 1879, The Asahi Shimbun has established its place as the leading quality newspaper in Japan. Boasting a circulation of 8 million copies and a daily readership of 21 million individuals, The Asahi Shimbun reaches 22% of the Japanese adult population. Furthermore, as household subscriptions make up 99.7% of total circulation, advertisers reach a loyal and attentive audience, who typically read the newspaper at home in the morning. With its five regional editions, The Asahi Shimbun maintains relevance and reach throughout the country.

asahi.com is Japan’s leading news website with over 8 million page views per day. With speedy updates and enriched content as its core competitive advantage, asahi.com has retained its position as the leading news website in Japan. A wide coverage of Business, Sports, Culture & Entertainment, Education, English, Classified, Cars, Technology, and Travel ensures selective reach of specific market segments.

The Asahi Shimbun AJW is the English language digital version of The Asahi Shimbun, Japan’s leading daily newspaper. AJW stands for “Asia and Japan Watch” to reflect our editorial policy of offering in-depth coverage of China, the Korean Peninsula and the rest of Asia, in addition to extensive coverage of Japanese politics, business and society.

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