|Circulation||537,596 (Oct. 2014 - Sept. 2015)|
|First issue||19 February 1956|
Shukan Shincho (?, Sh?kan Shinch?) is a Japanese conservative weekly news magazine based in Tokyo, Japan. It is considered one of the most influential weekly magazines in the country. It was the first Japanese weekly magazine founded by a publishing company which does not own a major newspaper.
Shukan Shincho was first published on 19 February 1956. The cover of the first issue featured an illustration by Japanese artist Rokuro Taniuchi. The magazine is part of Shinchosha, which also founded it. It is published on a weekly basis. Its headquarters are in Tokyo.
Shukan Shincho is a general-news magazine, but it targets men. As of 2017 Mark Schreiber, a contributing author of Japan Times, argued that the readers of the magazine are mostly older and retired Japanese men. The major competitor of the magazine is Sh?kan Bunshun.
The magazine has a nationalistic and conservative political stance. The magazine never contains pornographic news and has a dignified layout, increasing its prestigious status in the Japanese society. However, it is also described as a tabloid magazine by Mainichi Shimbun, a leading Japanese daily. Shukan Shincho was found guilty of libel in a Tokyo court for publishing an unsubstantiated allegation of murder by a Soka Gakkai member. The magazine was criticized in 2001 for sensationalistic stories regarding a disputed Paleolithic settlement site in Japan. It has also been rebuked for publishing the names and photographs of minors who have been accused of criminal acts, even before their trials began.
From October 2014 to September 2015 Shukan Shincho was the ninth-best selling magazine in Japan with a circulation of 537,596 copies.