|The Shinano Mainichi Shimbun newspaper was first published on July 5, 1873, and is one of Japan's oldest. Its headquarters are divided between Nagano City, host of the 1998 Winter Olympics, and Matsumoto City, known as the gateway to Japan's Northern Alps. The newspaper celebrated its 130th anniversary in 2003.|
Shinano Mainichi Shimbun is distributed primarily in Nagano Prefecture, where it is called "Shinmai", for short. The morning edition sells about 480,000 copies, and is read by nearly 62% of all households, making Shinano Mainichi Shimbun a powerful advertising tool for businesses and other organizations.
The Shinano Mainichi Shimbun is trusted by its large audience due to its policies of fair reporting and editorial independence.
After World War II, changes in the newspaper were made. New technologies were introduced, and a new system of management was established. In recognition of these achievements, the Shinano Mainichi Shimbun newspaper has been given the Nihon Shimbun Kyokai Awards eight times in three categories: reporting, management, and technology.
In 1991, we received the Kikuchi Kan Prize for our series of stories on foreign laborers in Japan.
Although "Shinmai" remains our primary business, we are now striving to provide comprehensive information services by building up our database, expanding into cable television news programs, and entering other new markets as well.