These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using an appeal to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
- Overall, we rate the Japan Times Least Biased based on neutral/balanced reporting and High for factual reporting based on proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MODERATE FREEDOM
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Japan Times is an online English Language newspaper based in Tokyo, Japan. It is published by The Japan Times, Ltd. and founded by Motosada Zumoto on March 22, 1897. At present Takeharu Tsutsumi is the president of JP.
The Japan Times covers current events in Japan and the world, opinion articles, entertainment, and sports. The Japan Times is subscription-based, allowing the reader 5 stories before you need to subscribe for more.
Funded by / Ownership
The Japan Times, Ltd. publishes it, generating revenue through advertising and subscriptions.
Analysis / Bias
When reporting Japanese national news, they are balanced in covering both sides of issues, and minimally loaded wording such as this Suspect signaled Abe killing in letter to Unification Church critic. When reporting international news, The Japan Times reports with minimal bias using credible sources such as Reuters and the Associated Press.
Editorially, op-eds cover a reasonable balance of opinions and are not hyper-partisan such as this Nuclear risks mount as tensions rise and arsenals grow. In general, the Japan Times reports news factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Japan Times Least Biased based on neutral/balanced reporting and High for factual reporting based on proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (M. Huitsing 9/3/2017) Updated (07/17/2022)
Last Updated on July 17, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check