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The Mainichi Shimbun (毎日新聞 Mainichi Shinbun, lit. "Daily News") is one of the largest newspapers in Japan. The Tokyo main office of the newspaper is located in Hitotsubashi , Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, and the Osaka main office is in Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka.
The newspaper was formed by the merger of the Tokyo Nichi Nichi Shimbun (東京日日新聞, lit. "Tokyo Daily News") and the Osaka Mainichi Shimbun , both of which were founded in the Meiji period. The merger occurred in 1911 but the two companies continued to print their newspapers independently until 1943, when both editions were placed under a Mainichi Shimbun masthead.
In addition to the Mainichi Shimbun, which is printed twice a day in several local editions, Mainichi also publishes an English language newspaper, the Mainichi Daily News, and a bilingual news magazine, Mainichi Weekly. It also publishes paperbacks, books and other magazines, including a weekly news magazine, Sunday Mainichi.
Like other Japanese newspaper companies, Mainichi hosts many cultural events such as art exhibitions and sporting events. Among them, the most famous are the Sembatsu high school baseball games held every spring at Koshien Stadium, and the non-professional baseball tournament held every summer in the Tokyo Dome (formerly held in Korakuen Stadium ).
- Tokyo Main Office
- Osaka Main Office
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