Corporate Profile

Company Name The Asahi Shimbun Company
Business Newspaper / Digital media content; event and exhibition production; real estate enterprises
Established January 25,1879
Representative Masataka Watanabe, President and CEO
Corporate Philosophy Thinking together and creating together
Locations Tokyo Head Office
5-3-2, Tsukiji, Chuo Ward, Tokyo, 104-8011
Osaka Head Office
2-3-18, Nakanoshima, Kita Ward, Osaka, 530-8211
Seibu Head Office
1-1-1, Muromachi, Kokura-Kita Ward, Kita-Kyushu, 803-8586
Nagoya Head Office
1-3-3, Sakae, Naka Ward, Nagoya, 460-8488
Hokkaido Office
1-6, Kita-ichijo Nishi, Chuo Ward, Sapporo, 060-8602
Fukuoka Office
2-1-1, Hakata Eki-mae, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, 812-8511
Domestic news bureaus 239 locations
Overseas news bureaus 34 locations
Capital 650 million yen
Sales Nonconsolidated 239,647 million yen
Consolidated 353,608 million yen
(167th fiscal year; April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020)
Employees 4,345 (as of September 1, 2020)

List of Directors

Position Name
President and CEO Masataka WATANABE
Vice President (Chief Content Strategy Officer / Chief Digital Officer / Chief Vertical Media Officer) Shiro NAKAMURA
Managing Director
(Chief Marketing Officer / Marketing / Intellectual Property / Publishing Business / International Affairs)
Managing Director (Representative of Tokyo Head Office / CTO) Tatsuya FUJII
Managing Director (Chief Strategy Officer / Corporate Group & Broadcasting Network Manager) Masayuki UMEDA
Board Director (Chief Sales Officer / Chief Print Media Business Officer)Katsuhide KONISHI
Board Director (Representative of Osaka Head Office) Takeshi KOBAYASHI
Board Director *Outside Director Masaya FUJINOKI
(Full-Time) Audit & Supervisory Board Member Masayuki NAGAE
(Full-Time) Audit & Supervisory Board Member Hiroko SAKAMOTO
Audit & Supervisory Board Member Ryuji YASUDA
Audit & Supervisory Board Member Keiko KANEKO
Audit & Supervisory Board Member Naoki ADACHI
Senior Executive Director (CSR Promotion / Education Business / Women's Empowerment Project) Tomoko MACHIDA
Executive Director (Digital Business) Hiromi OHNISHI
Executive Director (Representative of Seibu Head Office) Tomoichi ICHIMURA
Executive Director (Real Estate) Gaku SHINJI
Executive Director (ICT Engineering) Kanji MIKAMI
Executive Director (Public Affairs / Environment) Shigeru FUKUSHIMA
Executive Director (Corporate Planning / Media Lab) Takashi HORIE
Executive Director (Administration / Personnel /Human Resources Strategy / Work-Style Reform / Compliance) Jun OKAMOTO
Executive Director (Production) Toshimitsu OGATA
Executive Director
(Events Strategy / Cultural Projects and Business Development / Olympics, Paralympics and Sports Strategy)
Executive Director (Representative of Nagoya Head Office) Hirotoshi SAKO
Executive Director (Circulation Strategy / Director Circulation, Tokyo Head Office) Norio ODAGIRI
Executive Director (Finance Director) Takashi SHIMIZU
Executive Director (Media Business) Tatsuya KANAYAMA
Executive Director (Executive Editor) Katsu TSUNODA
Executive Director (Broadcasting Media-Related Projects) Toshiyuki OTAKI

(as of June 24, 2020)

Alliances with Overseas Media

  The Asahi Shimbun has forged alliances with The New York Times (U.S.) and the Dong-A Ilbo (South Korea). The Tokyo bureaus of both papers are located within the Asahi Shimbun's Tokyo head office, and our paper's New York and Seoul bureaus are located in the head offices of our partners. Popular columns and features appearing in The New York Times run in both the print and digital editions of the Asahi Shimbun. In 2015, in partnership with Shueisha Inc., we began publishing T JAPAN: The New York Times Style Magazine, the Japan edition of The New York Times' free premium magazine.
 The Japan edition of The HuffPost a news and blog opinion site from the U.S., was established in 2013. Today, the Asahi Shimbun Company collaborates with The HuffPost as a partner company. The HuffPost introduces diverse viewpoints from Japan and overseas with an emphasis on the social media uniting people around the world.

Participation in the UN Global Compact

 The UN Global Compact is an association of companies and groups that have pledged to uphold and act on the basis of ten principles established based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other sources in the four areas of human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption. The Asahi Shimbun Company began participating in 2004, the first Japanese media company to do so, and is actively involved in the Global Compact Network Japan (GCNJ), the Compact's domestic body. And we are a founding member of the SDG Media Compact. We are committed to fulfilling both our responsibilities as a media institution and our social responsibilities as a corporate citizen.

The Asahi Shimbun Company owns one jet and four helicopters.