Fujisankei Communications Group

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Fujisankei Communications Group (フジサンケイグループ, Fuji Sankei Gurūpu), abbreviated FCG, is a keiretsu in Japan. In 1991, it was the fourth-largest media company in the world[1] and the largest one in Japan.[2] In the same year, the company's yearly revenue was $5 billion.[3] Many of its affiliates are owned by Fuji Media Holdings, itself a member of the Fujisankei Communications Group.

The Fujisankei Communications Group was created in 1967 as part of an agreement between the radio stations Nippon Broadcasting System and Nippon Cultural Broadcasting, the television broadcaster Fuji Television and the newspaper Sankei Shimbun.[4][5] This media conglomerate was founded by Nobutaka Shikanai.[6] "Fujisankei" is a portmanteau of Fuji Television and Sankei Shimbun.

In October 1989, Fujisankei Communications paid former United States president Ronald Reagan $2 million to help the company with public relations. Reagan toured Japan for nine days and made two speeches.[3][7][8]

In 1991, Fujisankei Communications spent $50 million to found the Fujisankei California Entertainment, a film company. The film company was headed by Masaru Kakutani, who produced Antarctica and The Adventures of Milo and Otis, which were the two highest-grossing "domestically made" movies in Japan.[9]

Major companies[edit]

This is a partial list of the companies that constitute the Fujisankei Communications Group.

Fuji Media Holdings[edit]

Although it is the core of the Fujisankei Communications Group, the holding company Fuji Media Holdings is just one of the 94 companies that makes up the keiretsu.

Many companies of the Fujisankei Communications Group, such as Fuji Television, Nippon Broadcasting System and Pony Canyon, are subsidiaries of Fuji Media Holdings. Other companies of the group, such as Sankei Shimbun, are owned in part by Fuji Media Holdings. Another company of the Fujisankei Communications Group, Nippon Cultural Broadcasting, is a shareholder of Fuji Media Holdings. Fuji Media Holdings has other shareholders who are not affiliated with the Fujisankei Communications Group.

Fuji TV Group[edit]

  • Fuji Television Network, Inc. (Broadcasting)[10]
  • Fusosha Publishing, Inc. (Publishing, Information, Other)
  • Fujisankei Communications International, Inc. (Publishing, Information, Other)
  • Satellite Service (Broadcasting)
  • BS Fuji (Fuji Satellite Broadcasting Inc.)
  • FujiLand, Inc.
  • Kyodo Television, Ltd. (Producing)
  • Fuji Creative Corporation (Producing)
  • Fujiart, Inc. (Producing)
  • Happo Television, Inc. (Producing)
  • Fuji Lighting and Technology, Inc. (Producing)
  • Dinos, Inc. (Life Information)
  • Fuji TV Flower Center (Life Information)
  • Fujipacific Music, Inc. (Film Music)
  • Fujimic, Inc. (Publishing, Information, Other)

Pony Canyon Group[edit]

Nippon Broadcasting Group (Nippon Hoso Group)[edit]

Sankei Shimbun Group[edit]

Living Shimbun Group[edit]

  • Sankei Living Shimbun Inc. (Life Information)
  • LIVING PRO-SEED, INC. (Life Information)

Sankei Building Group[edit]

  • Sankei Building Co., Ltd.

Culture Broadcasting Group (Bunka Hoso Group)[edit]

Art / Art Group (Public-interest corporation Group)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Citron, Alan (1991-10-18). "Fujisankei to Produce Its Own Films in U.S." Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-01-20.
  2. ^ Fabricant, Florence (1990-03-07). "Food Notes". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2010-01-20.
  3. ^ a b "Fujisankei Names Chief Of Overseas Media Unit". The New York Times. 1991-08-03. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2010-01-20.
  4. ^ https://www.mediadb.eu/en/data-base/international-media-corporations/fuji-media-holdings-inc.html
  5. ^ http://www1.tcue.ac.jp/home1/takamatsu/103093/file/ec05-0617.pdf
  6. ^ Sanger, David E. (1990-10-30). "Nobutaka Shikanai Is Dead at 78; Founder of Japanese Media Group". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 2010-01-20. Retrieved 2010-01-20.
  7. ^ Choate, Pat (1991). Agents of influence. New York: Simon & Schuster. p. 176. ISBN 0-671-74339-2. Retrieved 2010-01-20.
  8. ^ Safire, William (1989-05-11). "Essay; Recruiting Reagan". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2010-01-20.
  9. ^ Stevenson, Richard W. (1991-10-18). "Fujisankei of Japan Sets A Hollywood Film Unit". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 2010-01-20. Retrieved 2010-01-20.
  10. ^ a b c "Japanese Get Music Stake". Reuters. The New York Times. 1989-10-03. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2010-01-20.

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