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The Hokkaido Shimbun
Type Daily newspaper
Format Blanket (54.6 cm x 40.65 cm)
Owner 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)
Official website
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.


  1. ^ According to the circulation report to Japan Audit Bureau of Circulations, on (Japanese) Hokkaido Shimbun's corporate profile.

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