The Yomiuri Shimbun

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RIGHT-CENTER BIAS

These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal 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.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: Japan
World Press Freedom Rank: Japan 66/180

History

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 a wide variety of 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.

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Funded by / Ownership

The Yomiuri Shimbun is owned by The Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings under the umbrella of The Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings. Toshikazu Yamaguchi is the President. The Yomiuri Shimbun Group was owned by the Shoriki Family, 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

In 2020, Reporters Without Borders ranked Japan 66/180 in their Press Freedom Index, The current Prime Minister of Japan is Shinzo Abe who leans right. 

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 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.

When it comes to sourcing, The Yomiuri Shimbun often sources through quotes and also 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 as well as a partnership with UK newspaper The Times. When covering world news they republish stories from the Associated Press and Reuters.

Failed Fact Checks

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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)

Source: https://www.yomiuri.co.jp/

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