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Sankei Shimbun (?, Sankei Shinbun, short for Sangy? Keizai Shinbun () lit. "Industrial and Economic News") is a daily newspaper in Japan published by the Sankei Shimbun Co., Ltd. [ja] It has the sixth highest circulation for a newspapers in Japan, and is considered one of the five leading "national" newspapers.
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 Sankei became financial crisis. helped by financial world, changed direction from Liberalism for Conservatism (Tenk?).
In 1959, the Sankei and Jiji shimp? were placed under a Sankei Shimbunmasthead.
In 2002, the Sankei Shimbun merged Osaka Shimbun. Both editions were placed under the Sankei Shimbun masthead.
In 2005, the Sankei Shimbun renewed its digital edition with movie, suitable for smartphone, and renamed Sankei NetView. In 2007, the Sankei Shimbun started a new online newspaper, MSN Sankei news, in collaboration with Microsoft.
In 2014, the Sankei Shimbun rebranded its online news as Sankei News.
Sankei Shimbun (?, Sankei Shimbun), a leading conservative opinion newspaper.
FujiSankei Business i (, FujiSankei Business i), a industry & business & economy newspaper that renamed Nihon Kogyo Shimbun (Japan Industry Newspaper) in March 2004.
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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.Kato, who was eventually acquitted of defamation charges in December 2015, was under prosecution without detention for a year and two months. The South Korean court said press freedoms were taken into consideration in arriving at Kato's acquittal.
In December 2014, the newspaper apologized after running Richard Koshimizu's ad promoting anti-Semitic books.
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 Africanapartheid as an example of how to achieve this goal.