These media sources are slight to moderately conservative in bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appealing to emotion or stereotypes) to favor conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate The Yomiuri Shimbun right-center biased based on story selection that slightly favors the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Launched in 1874 by Takashi Koyasu and Morimichi Motono, The Yomiuri Shimbun is a Japanese newspaper published in Tokyo by The Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings. It has an English Edition called The Japan News. The Yomiuri Shimbun covers various topics such as politics, technology, business, international affairs, culture & lifestyle, and many more. Tsuneo Watanabe is the Managing Editor-in-Chief of The Yomiuri Shimbun.
Funded by / Ownership
The Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings own the Yomiuri Shimbun under the umbrella of The Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings. Toshikazu Yamaguchi is the President. The Shoriki Family owned the Yomiuri Shimbun Group; however, there is no information on whether the family still has shares in the group. Here is a list of executives from Yomiuri Shimbun Group. Revenue is based on advertisements and subscriptions.
Analysis / Bias
The Yomiuri Shimbun publishes articles with minimal emotionally loaded language such as “Prosecutor General Kurokawa resigned, Prime Minister Abe “I want to take criticism seriously” Chen Xie.” In this article, they report with quotes from PM Abe’s speech to the House of Representatives after the reports of top Tokyo prosecutor Hiromu Kurokawa’s gambling. Editorially, The Yomiuri Shimbun generally provides balance; however, our review concludes that they favor right-leaning positions more, such as this: Financial system Maintain stability and support companies.
Regarding sourcing, The Yomiuri Shimbun often sources through quotes and utilizes credible news sources such as AFP and the Jiji news agency (Jiji Press Ltd. is a Japanese news agency). They also have a partnership with two USA papers: The Washington Post and Los Angeles Times, and a partnership with a UK newspaper, The Times. When covering world news, they republish stories from the Associated Press and Reuters.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The Yomiuri Shimbun right-center biased based on story selection that slightly favors the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (M. Huitsing 5/25/2020) Updated (07/17/2022)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check