Talk:Yomiuri Shimbun

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Literal meaning[edit]

Can someone add the literal meaning of the title of this publication? Badagnani 23:35, 6 August 2006 (UTC)

The "literal" meaning is nearly meaningless: "Readsell Newspaper". Not sure what the particular combination meant in the 1870s. --Haruo (talk) 14:17, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

shinbun means newspaper. though it is shimbun here. but the kanjis seems to say clearly shinbun — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:18, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

There are various ways of representing Japanese in Roman transcription. Depending on the transcription system, "Shimbun", "Shinbun" or "Sinbun" are all correct, and I suppose there may be a system out there that would use "Simbun". I would think in a case like this the preferable transcription would be the one the company uses in its own English-language publications (see the bottom right on this page: Yomiuri Shimbun it is!).--Haruo (talk) 14:17, 19 April 2012 (UTC)


Which format does the print edition use? Tabloid, broadsheet, or something else? —Charles P._(Mirv) 01:20, 21 April 2007 (UTC)

Fox News comparison wrong[edit]

This article says "Yomiuri Shimbun resembles the Japanese version of the Fox News in the US for journalism." This is not true. I am fluent in Japanese and I've read the "Yomiuri Shimbun" for years. It is nothing like Fox News. Fox News is a bizarre freak show that peddles White House government propaganda, as well as falsehoods, distortions, misinformation, and GOP talking points, to a cult-like audience. By contrast, Yomiuri Shimbun is a conservative newspaper more along the lines of Britain's "Financial Times." —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:13, 5 December 2007 (UTC)

Yomiuri Shimbun loves to create "doubt" in issues over comfort women [1] and Japanese military's Nanking massacre. Shimbun wrote a 7-part series on an inevtiable war with North Korea. [2]
"I am fluent in Japanese and I've read the "Yomiuri Shimbun" for years" I guess the translators are doing a lousy job. Read the English Yomiuri Shimbun. You either speak poor Japanese or rudimentary English. Face it. Shimbun applauds revisionism.
"Fox News is a bizarre freak show that peddles White House government propaganda, as well as falsehoods, distortions, misinformation, and GOP talking points, to a cult-like audience" The Yomiuri Shimbun peddles a relatively nice mix of "falsehoods, distortions, misinformation," and Japanese neocon propaganda. The Yomiuri Shimbun caters to right-wing revisionist neocon readers. You cannot use any logical argument against these types of people. These neo-cons' arguments stems from religion, rather than scientific and empirical reasoning.Fukuoda (talk) 22:24, 16 December 2007 (UTC)
The Yomiuri Shimbun does indeed applaud revisionism on the war crimes compensation issue (but so does the entire Japanese mainstream media). However, it does not necessarily follow that this therefore makes the Yomiuri Shimbun somehow Japan's version of "Fox News." After all, the Yomiuri Shimbun does include SOME serious, accurate reporting on topics from national and world news, culture, economy, etc. I've found a lot of its world news coverage is better and more thorough than anything I've seen in the U.S. mainstream media. By contrast, Fox News is more like a broadcast version of "The National Enquirer" tabloid, peddling sleaze, sex, sensationalism, as well as right-wing propaganda on ALL of its content. I maintain that the Yomiuri Shimbun/Fox News comparison is not valid. I also maintain that a Japanese version of Fox News would be laughed at and not taken seriously by the vast majority of the Japanese people. I suspect even the far-right in Japan would giggle at Fox News' juvenile, simplistic, dumbed-down approach to "news." —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:13, 16 April 2008 (UTC)
BTW, Fukuoda: the links you gave for the "comfort women" and "Korean war" stories are not valid links. There is no such story at either URL. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:24, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

Sourcing assistance[edit]

I am tracing the source of this article on AsiaOne. I am wondering, is this the original web source, or does anyone know if it is possible to find this article on the Daily Yomiuri originally? Also it mentions 'ANN' which I don't know what that is. The only one I'm aware of is AnimeNewsNetwork but I have a hunch it means something different. Tyciol (talk) 20:00, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

The Daily Yomiuri doesn't keep an archive of past articles (unless they changed things recently). Articles tend to disappear after a week or two. It's very frustrating. ···日本穣? · Talk to Nihonjoe 01:56, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

Digital versions?[edit]

No mention in the article of any digital versions of the paper. Given it's 2013, and most newspapers have a digital presence in some form or other (e.g. Apple Newsstand, Kindle, et al), this should surely be explained here, especially given it's the largest circulated newspaper in the world! Jimthing (talk) 09:34, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

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