The Nikkei

Financial Times CNBC TV Tokyo
The Nihon Keizai Shimbun
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TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Nikkei, Inc.
PublisherTsuneo Kita
Founded2 December 1876; 143 years ago (1876-12-02) (as The Nihon Keizai Shimbun)
Political alignmentCentre to centre-right
Liberal conservative
LanguageJapanese and English
HeadquartersTokyo, Japan
Circulation2,946,594 Morning
1,558,594 Evening[1]
Nikkei headquarters on the left in Ōtemachi, Chiyoda, Tokyo

The Nikkei, formally known as The Nihon Keizai Shimbun (日本経済新聞, Japan Economics Newspaper), is Nikkei, Inc.'s flagship publication and the world's largest financial newspaper, with a daily circulation exceeding three million. The Nikkei 225, a stock market index for the Tokyo Stock Exchange, has been calculated by the newspaper since 1950.[2]

The roots of the Nikei Yomiuri's career started with an in-house newspaper department of Mitsui & Company in 1876 when it started publication of Chugai Bukka Shimpo (literally Domestic and Foreign Commodity Price Newspaper), a weekly market-quotation bulletin. The department was spun out as the Shokyosha in 1882. The paper became daily (except Sunday) in 1885 and was renamed Chugai Shogyo Simpo in 1889. It was merged with Nikkan Kogyo and Keizai Jiji and renamed Nihon Sangyo Keizai Shimbun in 1942. The paper changed its name to the Nihon Keizai Shimbun in 1946.[3]

As of 30 November 2015 Nikkei became the official owner of the Financial Times, having bought the newspaper from Pearson PLC.[4]


Newspapers including Nihon Keizai Shimbun are displayed at station shops
Nikkei offices in Osaka

Nikkei Inc. specializes in publishing financial, business and industry news. Its main news publications include:

Nikkei sells these newspapers around the world, in their original languages and in translation. It also makes many of its Japanese articles available in English through wire services, an English language website, and a licensing agreement with LexisNexis.

In Japan the price of the newspaper Morning edition is 160 yen. The Afternoon edition is 70 yen and subscription is 4,509 yen/month (Morning and afternoon edition).

Nikkei agreed on 23 July 2015 to buy the UK-based FT Group, which includes business daily Financial Times, for the equivalent of $1.32 billion from Pearson PLC.[7][8]

On 30 November 2015, Nikkei completed acquisition of Financial Times from Pearson plc.[9]

Nikkei also owns TV Tokyo and Nikkei CNBC, which provides coverage of the Japanese market during trading hours and rebroadcasts CNBC during off-hours and weekends.

Nikkei Group affiliate companies

Major companies:

National security law raid in Hong Kong

During the 810 crackdown in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong police searched the office of Apple Daily. The founder Jimmy Lai and other social activists including Agnes Chow were arrested. On the same day, the Hong Kong office of The Nikkei was also searched by the Hong Kong Police[10].


Alexa ranks the website as the 52nd most popular website in Japan and the 493rd most popular website in Internet.[11]

See also


  1. ^ ABC (Audit Bureau of Circulations) Japan, average for July–December 2012
  2. ^ Landers, Peter (July 23, 2015). "5 Things to Know About Nikkei". 5 Things (blog). The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved July 25, 2015.
  3. ^ "History : COMPANY". Retrieved 30 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Nikkei completes acquisition of Financial Times". Nikkei.
  5. ^ "Full ver. "SEE WHAT OTHERS DON'T" Nikkei Asian Review PV". Nikkei Asian Review. YouTube. 2013-11-20. Retrieved 2014-02-19.
  6. ^ Greenslade, Roy (2013-11-21). "Nikkei launches new Asian magazine". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2014-02-19.
  7. ^ Mance, Henry; Arash Massoudi and James Fontanella-Khan (23 July 2015). "Nikkei to buy FT Group for £844m from Pearson". Financial Times. London. Retrieved 2 September 2015. (subscription required)
  8. ^ Mance, Henry; Arash Massoudi and James Fontanella-Khan (23 July 2015). "Nikkei to buy FT Group for £844m from Pearson". CNBC. Financial Times. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  9. ^ "Nikkei completes acquisition of Financial Times". Nikkei.
  10. ^ "據報警拘黎智英當日 曾到《日經》香港辦公室". 星島日報. 2020/8/28. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  11. ^ " Competitive Analysis, Marketing Mix and Traffic - Alexa". Retrieved 2020-06-30.