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Shiodome Media Tower, headquarters of Kyodo News in Minato, Tokyo, Japan

Kyodo News (共同通信社 Kyōdō Tsūshinsha) is a nonprofit cooperative news agency based in Minato, Tokyo. It was established in November 1945 and it distributes news to almost all newspapers, and radio and television networks in Japan. The newspapers using its news have about 50 million subscribers. K. K. Kyodo News is Kyodo News' business arm, established in 1972.[1] The subdivision Kyodo News International, founded in 1982, provides over 200 reports to international news media and is located in Rockefeller Center, New York.[1]

Their online news site is in Japanese, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), and English.

The agency employs over 1,000 journalists and photographers, and maintains news exchange agreements with over 70 international media outlets.[1]

Satoshi Ishikawa is the news agency's president.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b c Shrivastava, K. M. (2007). News agencies from pigeon to internet. Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd. p. 208. ISBN 978-1932705676.
  2. ^ "Kyodo News names General Manager Ishikawa as new president." Kyodo News International. May 26, 2005.

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