Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #188-Newspaper Stand


朝日 産経 読売 毎日 朝刊 夕刊

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading these tags featuring the names of some of Japan’s most widely read newspapers(新聞). Each has two daily editions, 朝刊 and 夕刊.

Two lean right and two lean left.  Can you identify the conservative and liberal papers?  Which has the widest circulation?  Answers follow the numbers below.

The numbers below refer to the kanji I’ve transcribed below the photo, and correspond to their order of appearance in both Heisig’s Remembering the Kanji and Kanji in Context.

To learn more about how this information can help you learn kanji, please read this.

Heisig(H52, H12, H1560, H1360, H348, H323, H458, H12, H52, H1650, H109, H1650)

Kanji In Context(KIC91, KIC16, KIC574, KIC515, KIC180, KIC187, KIC164, KIC16, KIC91, KIC1138, KIC95, KIC1138)

Answers: Currently the Yomiuri Shinbun has the largest circulation, and is a leading conservative voice, along with the Sankei Shinbun.  The Asahi Shinbun and Mainichi Shinbun are on the left.

The Yomiuri Shinbun in fact, has the highest circulation in the world, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. It’s the only newspaper in the world with a morning circulation of over 10 million copies and the evening edition adds about 3.5 million to that for a total of about 13.5 million copies a day.

Originally posted 2013-06-18 05:27:24.

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