FUKUSHIMA MINPO

About the Company

Fukushima-Minpo Co. aims at creating the best local newspaper in Japan through accurate and speedy news coverage as it works to achieve its mission as a public organ.

Business Description

Issuing daily newspaper, publishing and sales of books and engaging in various cultural activities.

Corporate History

1892 Publishes the first issue of the Fukushima Minpo.
1960 Completes the construction of four-story premises in Sakaemachi, Fukushima.
1977 Completes the construction of the new office building in the current location. Starts the operation of a rotary offset press.
1981 Reaches a circulation of 250,000.Starts full-color printing for photographs.
1989 Starts using electronic editing systems with computers.
1992 Marks the 100th anniversary of the newspaper.Conducts various memorial events.Reaches a circulation of 300,000 in August.
1995 Completes the construction of a new printing facility.
1999 Creates new systems for newspaper production.
2006 Builds additional new rotary press capable of 16-page color printing.
2008 Renews the systems for newspaper production.Introduces CTP system.
2010 Sets up an office for local exchange.

Since its launch on Aug. 1, 1892, Fukushima-Minpo Co. has been advancing together with the residents of Fukushima Prefecture as the publisher of a local paper. In 1977, we built the current office ''Minpo Building,'' an eight-story structure above ground with a two-story basement, in Otamachi, Fukushima. We have been delivering papers in vivid colors ever since the construction of the ''Fukushima Minpo Insatsu Center,'' a printing facility equipped with an advanced rotary offset press, in Sakurashimo, Fukushima in 1995. Our newspaper production systems were upgraded with a new computerized system in 1999. Based on our motto of community-oriented services, Fukushima-Minpo Co. will make efforts for further improvements to better serve readers by responding to a diversifying information society and fast-evolving technology.

Address

〒 960-8602 13-17 Otamachi, Fukushima, Japan