JAPAN

 

Name Region Established Language Owner Period Format Political View Circulation Website AMW Credibility Score AMW Verified
Yomiuri Shimbun National 1874 Japanese Yomiuri Group Daily Print, Online Center-Right  10,042,075 Website 9.81 NO
Fuji News Chūbu 1957 Japanese Fuji Television Network, Inc. Daily All Media Center    5,400,000 Website 9.76 green checkmark
Kyōdo Shimbun  Chūbu 1945 Japanese Kyodo News Ltd. Daily Print, Online Objective  11,000,000 Website 9.32 green checkmark
Asahi Shimbun National 1879 Japanese Michiko Murayama, Shōichi Ueno Daily Print, Online Center-Left    8,093,885 Website 9.04 NO
Mainichi Shimbun National 1872 Japanese The Mainichi Newspapers Co., Ltd. Daily Print, Online Center    4,701,992 Website 9.0148 NO
Saitama Shimbun Kantō 1944 Japanese Saitama Shimbun Co., Ltd. Daily Print, Online Center    3,654,099 Website 9.0147 green checkmark
Chunichi Shimbun Chūbu 1886 Japanese Chunichi Shimbun Co., Ltd. Daily Print, Online Left    3,440,574 Website 9.0098 NO
Chiba Nippō Kantō 1956 Japanese Chiba Nippo Co., Ltd. Daily Print, Online Center    3,118,258 Website 8.9552 NO
Nikkan Kenmin Fukui Chūbu 1942 Japanese Chunichi Shimbun Inc. Daily Print, Online Center    3,560,000 Website 8.9445 green checkmark
Nikkei Shimbun National 1876 Japanese Nikkei Inc. Daily Print, Online Moderate conservative    4,505,188 Website 8.9276 NO
Nishinippon Sports National 1877 Japanese Nishinippon Shimbun Co., Ltd. Daily Print, Online Center    6,588,968 Website 8.9935 green checkmark
Sports Nippon National 1948 Japanese Sports Nippon Newspapers Company Daily Print, Online Center    1,800,000 Website 8.9209 NO
Hokkaido Shimbun Hokkaido 1887 Japanese The Hokkaido Shimbun Press Daily Print, Online Left    1,896,594 Website 8.9104 NO
Tokyo Sports National 1960 Japanese Tokyo Sports Newspaper Company Daily Print, Online Center    2,228,000 Website 8.9011 NO
Nikkan Sports National 1946 Japanese Nikkan Sports Newspaper Research Office Daily Print, Online Center    1,965,000 Website 8.8866 NO
The Kabushiki Shimbun National 1949 Japanese Morningstar Japan KK Daily Print, Online Center    1,700,000 Website 8.8775 NO
Ibaraki Shimbun Kantō 1891 Japanese Ibaraki Shimbun Co., Ltd. Daily Print, Online Center    1,451,962 Website 8.874 green checkmark
Kumamoto Nichinichi Shimbun Kyūshū, Okinawa 1942 Japanese Kumamoto Japan Asahi Shimbun Co., Ltd. Daily Print, Online Center       906,127 Website 8.851 green checkmark
Sports Hochi National 1872 Japanese Hochi Shimbun Co. Daily Print, Online Center    1,000,000 Website 8.848 NO
Fukushima Minpō Tōhoku 1892 Japanese, English Fukushima-Minpo Co. Daily Print, Online Center       938,000 Website 8.8427 green checkmark
Sankei Sports National 1955 Japanese Sankei Shimbun Co., Ltd. Daily Print, Online Center    1,360,000 Website 8.8321 NO
Ōsaka Nichinichi Shimbun Kinki 1911 Japanese Nippon Shimbun newspaper Osaka head office Daily Print, Online Center    1,334,293 Website 8.8266 green checkmark
Gifu Shimbun Chūbu 1881 Japanese Gifu Shimbun Co. Daily Print, Online Center    1,037,000 Website 8.8208 green checkmark
Akita Sakigake Shimpō Tōhoku 1874 Japanese Akita Sakigake Shimpo Daily Print, Online Center       513,491 Website 8.8118 green checkmark
Miyazaki Nichinichi Shinbun Kyūshū, Okinawa 1940 Japanese Miyanchi Press Daily Print, Online Center       216,302 Website 8.8099 NO
Sanyo Shimbun Chūgoku 1879 Japanese The Sanyo Shimbun Co., Ltd Daily Print, Online Center       438,000 Website 8.8051 green checkmark
Hokkoku Shimbun Chūbu 1893 Japanese Beijing Newspaper Co., Ltd. Daily Print, Online Center       584,464 Website 8.7989 green checkmark
Nihonkai Shimbun Chūgoku 1883 Japanese The Nihonkai Newspaper Co. Daily Print, Online Center       285,284 Website 8.7965 green checkmark
Ehime Shimbun Shikoku 1876 Japanese Ehime Shimbun Co. Daily Print, Online Center       257,834 Website 8.7954 green checkmark
Tokushima Shimbun Shikoku 1944 Japanese Tokushima Shimbun Co. Daily Print, Online Center       249,347 Website 8.7952 green checkmark
Yamanashi Nichinichi Shimbun Chūbu 1872 Japanese Yamanashi Nichinichi Shimbun Co. Daily Print, Online Center       422,511 Website 8.7938 green checkmark
Ōita Gōdō Shimbun Kyūshū, Okinawa 1886 Japanese Oita Newspaper Co. Daily Print, Online Center       420,000 Website 8.7933 green checkmark
Iwate Nippō Tōhoku 1877 Japanese Iwate Nippo Co., Ltd. Daily Print, Online Center       665,265 Website 8.7908 green checkmark
Yamagata Shimbun Tōhoku 1876 Japanese Yamagata Shimbun Co., Ltd. Daily Print, Online Center       576,000 Website 8.787 green checkmark
Nishihiroshima Times Chūgoku 1965 Japanese Nishihiroshima Times Co. Daily Print, Online Center       598,137 Website 8.785 green checkmark
Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun National 1915 Japanese Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun Co., Ltd. Daily Print, Online Business       420,000 Website 8.7834 NO
Jōmō Shimbun Kantō 1887 Japanese Jōmō Shimbun Daily Print, Online Center       311,534 Website 8.7813 NO
Shikoku Shimbun Shikoku 1889 Japanese Shikoku Shimbun Co. Daily Print, Online Center       487,026 Website 8.7744 green checkmark
Ryūkyū Shimpō Kyūshū, Okinawa 1893 Japanese Ryūkyū Shinpōsha Daily Print, Online Center       719,956 Website 8.7738 NO
Toyama Shimbun Chūbu 1893 Japanese Beijing Newspaper Co., Ltd. Daily Print, Online Center       208,939 Website 8.772 green checkmark
Nihon Kogyo Shimbun (Nihon Securities Journal) National 1945 Japanese Japan Securities Newspaper Company Daily Print, Online Business       450,000 Website 8.7718 green checkmark
Nagasaki Shimbun Kyūshū, Okinawa 1889 Japanese Nagasaki Shimbun Co., Ltd. Daily Print, Online Center       703,952 Website 8.7703 green checkmark
Yamaguchi Shimbun Chūgoku 1946 Japanese The Minato-Yamaguchi Co., Ltd Daily Print, Online Center       688,815 Website 8.7687 NO
Tokyo Shimbun Kantō 1884 Japanese Chunichi Shimbun Co., Ltd. Daily Print, Online Center       849,370 Website 8.7627 NO
Kōchi Shimbun Shikoku 1904 Japanese Kochi Shimbun Inc. Daily Print, Online Center       280,440 Website 8.7617 green checkmark
Saga Shimbun Kyūshū, Okinawa 1884 Japanese Saga Shimbun Co., Ltd. Daily Print, Online Center       419,729 Website 8.7589 green checkmark
Minami Nippon Shimbun Kyūshū, Okinawa 1881 Japanese Minami Nippon Shimbun Daily Print, Online Center       300,000 Website 8.7537 green checkmark
Kitanippon Shimbun Chūbu 1884 Japanese The Kitanippon Shimbun Co.,Ltd. Daily Print, Online Center       300,000 Website 8.7533 green checkmark
Nikkan Tōmei  Chūbu 1915 Japanese THE NIKKAN KOGYO SHIMBUN,LTD. Daily Print, Online Center       389,928 Website 8.7523 NO
Okinawa Times Kyūshū, Okinawa 1948 Japanese Okinawa Times Co., Ltd. Daily Print, Online Center       719,956 Website 8.7509 green checkmark
Yukan Fuji National 2005 Japanese SANKEI DIGITAL Inc. Daily Print, Online Right    1,559,000 Website 8.7509 green checkmark
Shinano Mainichi Shimbun Chūbu 1873 Japanese The Shinano Mainichi Shimbun Inc. Daily Print, Online Liberal       485,000 Website 8.75 green checkmark
Chugoku Shimbun Chūgoku 1892 Japanese The Chugoku Shimbun Co., Ltd. Daily Print, Online Left       687,556 Website 8.75 NO
Shizuoka Shimbun Chūbu 1942 Japanese Shizushin SBS Group Daily Print, Online Left       643,000 Website 8.74 green checkmark
Kyoto Shimbun Kinki 1879 Japanese The Kyoto Shimbun Co., Ltd. Daily Print, Online Left       833,498 Website 8.62 NO
Kahoku Shimpō Miyagi 1897 Japanese Kahoku Shimpo Corporation Daily Print, Online Liberal       624,000 Website 8.55 green checkmark
Nishinippon Shimbun Kyūshū, Okinawa 1877 Japanese The Nishinippon Shimbun Co., Ltd. Daily Print, Online Left       874,651 Website 8.55 green checkmark
Kobe Shimbun Kinki 1898 Japanese Kobe Shimbun Co., Ltd. Daily Print, Online Left       562,011 Website 8.51 NO
Shimotsuke Shimbun Kantō 1885 Japanese Shimotsuke Shimbun Ltd. Daily Print, Online Left       302,286 Website 8.5 NO
Jiyu Minshu National 1955 Japanese Liberal Democratic Party Daily Print, Online Liberal Party       521,895 Website 8.41 NO
Sankei Shimbun National 1933 Japanese Sankei Shimbun Co., Ltd. Daily Print, Online Nationalist    2,827,575 Website 8.31 NO
Nikkan Gendai National 1975 Japanese Nikkan Age Osaka Co., Ltd. Daily Online Left    1,681,500 Website 8.26 green checkmark
Shimbun Akahata National 1928 Japanese Japanese Communist Party Daily Print, Online Communist    1,680,000 Website 8.25 NO
Kanagawa Shimbun Kantō 1890 Japanese Kanagawa Shimbun Ltd. Daily Print, Online Liberal (high quality paper)       190,000 Website 7.98 green checkmark
Denki Shimbun  National 1907 Japanese Japan Electric Association Daily Online Business       150,000 Website 7.96 green checkmark
Hakodate Shimbun Hokkaido 1995 Japanese Hakodate Shimbun Company Daily Print, Online Center       132,000 Website 7.96 green checkmark
Higashiaichi Shimbun  Chūbu 1898 Japanese Nara Daily Newspaper Co., Ltd. Daily Print, Online Center       186,905 Website 7.88 green checkmark
Daily Tōhoku Tōhoku 1945 Japanese, English Daily Tōhoku Co. Daily Print, Online Center       117,016 Website 7.82 green checkmark
Shimin Times Chūbu 1972 Japanese Citizen Times Inc. Daily Print, Online Center       120,551 Website 7.57 green checkmark
Nara Nichinichi Shimbun Kinki 1898 Japanese Nara Nichi Nichi Newspaper Co., LTD. Daily Print, Online Center       179,833 Website 7.46 green checkmark
Nikkan Jidosha Shimbun National 1929 Japanese, English Nikkan Jidosha Shimbun Inc. Daily Online Business       125,000 Website 7.41 green checkmark
Ise Shimbun Kinki 1878 Japanese Ise newspaper Co. Daily Print, Online Center       200,000 Website 7.39 NO
Asahikawa Shimbun Hokkaido 1993 Japanese Northern Town News Newspaper Co., Ltd. Weekly Print, Online Center       176,052 Website 7.34 green checkmark
Morioka Times Tōhoku 1969 Japanese Morioka Times Co., Ltd. Monthly Print, Online Center       148,369 Website 7.32 green checkmark
Fukui Shimbun Chūbu 1899 Japanese Fukui Shimbun Inc. Daily Print, Online Center       200,000 Website 7.13 green checkmark
Shimane Nichinichi Shimbun Chūgoku 1980 Japanese  Izumo Newspaper Co., Ltd. Daily Print, Online Center       102,071 Website 7.13 green checkmark
Sanin Chūō Shimpō Chūgoku 1882 Japanese San-in Chuo Koto Shimpo Co., Ltd. Daily Print, Online Center       185,000 Website 7.04 green checkmark
The Chemical Daily National 1936 Japanese, English The Chemical Daily Co. Ltd.  Daily Online Science       100,000 Website 6.84 green checkmark
Japan Food Journal National 1943 English Japan Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Daily Online Business         94,500 Website 6.87 NO
The Japan Maritime Daily National 1942 Japanese, English The Japan Maritime Daily Daily Online Business         55,000 Website 6.71 NO
Itoshima Shimbun Kyūshū, Okinawa 2012 Japanese Advanced Accelerator Association Daily Online Center         50,152 Website 6.42 NO
The Suisan Times National 1955 Japanese, English Fisheries Times Co., Ltd. Daily Online Business         12,000 Website 6.38 green checkmark
Japan Rubber Weekly National 1961 Japanese, English   Daily Online Business         75,000 Website 6.23 green checkmark
Shakai Shimpo National 1945 Japanese Social Democratic Party Daily Print, Online Social democracy, Pacifism         76,000 Website 6.13 NO
The Hoken Mainichi Shinbun National 1942 Japanese Insurance Mainichi Newspaper Co. Daily Online Business         75,000 Website 6.05 green checkmark
The Japan Tiimes National 1897 English Nifco Daily Print, Online Center         44,000 Website 5.97 NO
Bunka Shimbun Kantō 1959 Japanese Culture Newspaper Co., Ltd. Daily Print, Online Center         48,395 Website 5.94 NO
Miyako Mainichi Shimbun Kyūshū, Okinawa 1945 Japanese Miyako Mainichi Shimbun Daily Online Center         38,435 Website 5.91 NO
Kushiro Shimbun Hokkaido 1946 Japanese Kushiro Newspaper Co., Ltd. Daily Online Center         87,469 Website 5.8 green checkmark
Keizai no Denshobato Hokkaido 1984 Japanese Communication pigeon corporation Daily Print, Online Center         85,000 Website 5.7 NO
Yūkan Mie Kinki 1949 Japanese Mie Trust Co., Ltd. Daily Print, Online Center         82,583 Website 5.67 NO
Minato Shimbun National 1946 Japanese The Minato-Yamaguchi Co., Ltd. Daily Print, Online Business         35,000 Website 5.63 NO
Press Sorachi  Hokkaido 1905 Japanese Press Sorachi Inc. Daily Print, Online Center         25,000 Website 5.59 green checkmark
Amami Shimbun Kyūshū, Okinawa 1954 Japanese Amami Newspaper Co., Ltd. Daily Online Center         10,000 Website 5.54 NO
Ishinomaki Hibi Shimbun Tōhoku 1913 Japanese Ishinomaki Daily Newspaper Co., Ltd. Daily Print, Online Objective         73,496 Website 5.52 green checkmark
Iwate Nichinichi Shimbun Tōhoku 1923 Japanese Iwate Asahi Newspaper Co., Ltd Daily Print, Online Center         55,600 Website 5.52 green checkmark
Tsuyama Asahi Shimbun Chūgoku 1910 Japanese Tsuyama Asahi Shimbun Ltd. Daily Print, Online Center         61,376 Website 5.48 green checkmark
Yaeyama Mainichi Shimbun Kyūshū, Okinawa 1950 Japanese Yaeyama Mainichi Shimbun Inc. Daily Online Center         16,000 Website 5.45 green checkmark
Kumano Shimbun Kinki 1979 Japanese Kumano Shimbun Co., Ltd. Daily Print, Online Center           8,863 Website 5.43 green checkmark
Nikkan Hitoyoshi Shimbun Kyūshū, Okinawa 1915 Japanese THE NIKKAN KOGYO SHIMBUN,LTD. Daily Online Center         20,000 Website 5.42 NO
Tokamachi Shimbun Chūbu 2006 Japanese Tokamachi Shimbun Ltd. Daily Print, Online Center         35,167 Website 5.41 green checkmark
Nayoro Shimbun Hokkaido 1947 Japanese Nayoro newspaper company Daily Online Center         14,186 Website 5.4 NO
Tokachi Mainichi Shimbun Hokkaido 1919 Japanese Tokachi Mainichi Shimbun Inc. Daily Print Center         85,000 Website 5.38 green checkmark
Tōkai Nichinichi Shimbun Chūbu 1948 Japanese Tokai Daily Newspaper Daily Print, Online Center           7,000 Website 5.37 green checkmark
Biei Shimbun Hokkaido 1900 Japanese Biei Shimbun Co. Weekly Online Center         10,000 Website 5.3 NO
Ishinomaki Kahoku Tōhoku 1980 Japanese Sanriku Kawakita news agency Daily Print, Online Center         41,000 Website 5.29 green checkmark
Bihoro Shimbun Hokkaido 1948 Japanese Bihoro Newspaper Co., Ltd. Daily Print, Online Center         20,000 Website 5.26 green checkmark
Izu Shimbun Chūbu 1948 Japanese Izu Shimbun newspaper head office Daily Print, Online Center         41,130 Website 5.22 NO
Nikkan Sōya  Hokkaido x Japanese Wakkanai Press Daily Print Center         17,837 Website 5.17 green checkmark
Nankai Nichinichi Shimbun Kyūshū, Okinawa 1946 Japanese Nankai-Asahi Shimbun Inc. Daily Online Center         23,875 Website 5.14 green checkmark
Hokuroku Shimbun Tōhoku 1912 Japanese Hokuroka newspaper publisher Daily Print, Online Center         37,431 Website 5.12 NO
Komei Shimbun National 1964 Japanese Komei Organ Paper Committee Daily Print, Online Conservative         75,000 Website 5.09 NO
Nishitama Shimbun Kantō 1950 Japanese Nishitama Shimbun Co. Daily Print, Online Center         29,196 Website 5.04 NO

 

NOTES

The above rankings were last updated on February 28, 2019, and are based on the most recent Credibility Score Reports and Annual Audit Reports issued as of the end of 2018.

 

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