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
201839,901,57636,823,0213,078,5559,025,14629,993,652882,7780.7056,613,999
201742,128,18938,763,6413,364,5489,700,51031,487,725939,9540.7556,221,568
201643,276,14739,821,1063,455,04110,413,42631,889,399973,3220.7855,811,969
201544,246,68840,691,8693,554,81910,874,44632,365,5321,006,7100.8055,364,197
201445,362,67241,687,1253,675,54711,356,36032,979,6821,026,6300.8354,952,108
201346,999,46843,126,3523,873,11612,396,51033,552,1591,050,7990.8654,594,744
201247,777,91343,723,1614,054,75212,876,61233,827,1471,074,1540.8854,171,475
201148,345,30444,091,3354,253,96913,235,65833,975,6221,134,0240.9053,549,522
201049,321,84044,906,7204,415,12013,877,49534,259,0151,185,3300.9253,362,801
200950,352,83145,659,8854,692,94614,727,16234,399,7791,225,8900.9552,877,802
200851,491,40946,563,6814,927,72815,715,33234,403,8181,372,2590.9852,324,877
200752,028,67146,963,1365,065,53516,408,72834,174,5581,445,3851.0151,713,048
200652,310,47847,056,5275,253,95116,789,31434,047,6601,473,5041.0251,102,005
200552,568,03247,189,8325,378,20017,111,53333,927,8211,528,6781.0450,382,081
200453,021,56447,469,9875,551,57717,341,99334,066,4421,613,1291.0649,837,731
200352,874,95947,282,6455,592,31417,464,92833,781,2601,628,7711.0749,260,791
200253,198,44447,390,0275,808,41717,616,62733,900,8961,680,9211.0948,637,789
200153,680,75347,559,0526,121,70118,013,39533,862,6001,804,7581.1248,015,251
200053,708,83147,401,6696,307,16218,187,49833,702,7271,818,6061.1347,419,905

(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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