Circulation and Households (Set paper counted as one copy)

Year Total Type of newspaper Type of publishing Number of households as of March 31 Subscriptions per household
General paper Sports paper Set paper Morning paper Evening paper
201742,128,18938,763,6413,364,5489,700,51031,487,725939,95456,221,5680.75
201643,276,14739,821,1063,455,04110,413,42631,889,399973,32255,811,9690.78
201544,246,68840,691,8693,554,81910,874,44632,365,5321,006,71055,364,1970.80
201445,362,67241,687,1253,675,54711,356,36032,979,6821,026,63054,952,1080.83
201346,999,46843,126,3523,873,11612,396,51033,552,1591,050,79954,594,7440.86
201247,777,91343,723,1614,054,75212,876,61233,827,1471,074,15454,171,4750.88
201148,345,30444,091,3354,253,96913,235,65833,975,6221,134,02453,549,5220.90
201049,321,84044,906,7204,415,12013,877,49534,259,0151,185,33053,362,8010.92
200950,352,83145,659,8854,692,94614,727,16234,399,7791,225,89052,877,8020.95
200851,491,40946,563,6814,927,72815,715,33234,403,8181,372,25952,324,8770.98
200752,028,67146,963,1365,065,53516,408,72834,174,5581,445,38551,713,0481.01
200652,310,47847,056,5275,253,95116,789,31434,047,6601,473,50451,102,0051.02
200552,568,03247,189,8325,378,20017,111,53333,927,8211,528,67850,382,0811.04
200453,021,56447,469,9875,551,57717,341,99334,066,4421,613,12949,837,7311.06
200352,874,95947,282,6455,592,31417,464,92833,781,2601,628,77149,260,7911.07
200253,198,44447,390,0275,808,41717,616,62733,900,8961,680,92148,637,7891.09
200153,680,75347,559,0526,121,70118,013,39533,862,6001,804,75848,015,2511.12
200053,708,83147,401,6696,307,16218,187,49833,702,7271,818,60647,419,9051.13

(Unit: Copies)

  • A set paper is a subscription to both morning and evening editions of the same paper.
  • Set paper subscriptions are usually counted only once in determining circulation figures in Japan.
  • Total circulation of set papers counted as two copies is 53,689,573.

Source: Annual survey by NSK conducted in October

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