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Tokyo Shimbun Media Bias and Tokyo Shimbun Factual Reporting Analysis

Tokyo Shimbun is a popular newspaper in Japan, published from and headquartered in Japan. In this article, Mediabuzz is going to analyze Tokyo Shimbun’s media bias and Tokyo Shimbun’s factual reporting on the basis of its coverage, language used, presidential endorsements, media reports, research and blind surveys. We have also commented on the left or right biasedness of the Tokyo Shimbun along with its factual accuracy.

Media Bias Analysis Summary

After thorough research, we will conclude whether the Tokyo Shimbunis Left Leaning, Right Leaning or Centred in its approach. For Tokyo Shimbun, we will go through several researches, studies, blind surveys, headline analysis, etc. to comment on Tokyo Shimbun’s media bias. Based on the above analysis, we will assign one of the media bias meter out of all the seven possible meters shown here.

right center
extreme right
left center
extreme left

Factual Reporting Summary

For commenting on the factual accuracy of the Tokyo Shimbun, we will flip through previous news articles of the publication and observe if Tokyo Shimbun has published any factually incorrect information. Based on this, we will conclude that we have commented on the factual accuracy of Tokyo Shimbun. Based on the above analysis, we will assign one of the media reliability meter out of all the three possible meters shown here.

slightly reliable
highly reliable

A.   Tokyo Shimbun Media Bias Analysis

Under this section, we will briefly explain the factors that contribute towards our media bias conclusion for Tokyo Shimbun. We will observe, analyse and comment on the Tokyo Shimbun language used, presidential endorsement, controversies, allegations, political views of Tokyo Shimbun’s editors, etc. to support our inference.

1. Tokyo Shimbun Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines

We will rummage through previous headlines of Tokyo Shimbun to look out for usage of influential language, adjectives, emotionally charged words, etc. that suggests any bias of Tokyo Shimbun towards any side of the spectrum.

2. Tokyo Shimbun Endorsement of President

Endorsement of presidential candidates in elections comments strongly about a newspaper’s affiliation towards left or right. We will look out for candidates that Tokyo Shimbun has endorsed in previous presidential elections to support Tokyo Shimbun’s political bias.

3. Political leader’s Criticism of Tokyo Shimbun

A political leader’s frequent criticism of Tokyo Shimbun will also suggest about political inclination of the newspaper. In this section, we will observe if any political leader has criticised Tokyo Shimbun in the past to support our arguments.

4. Allegations on Tokyo Shimbun

Under this section, we will look out for any previous allegations against Tokyo Shimbun by any political leader, party, organization or readers to support if Tokyo Shimbun is biased towards left, right or center.

5. Media Bias Articles from Research Papers, Institutions, etc.

Several reputed fact checking and media bias analytics organizations conduct thorough surveys and research to write about Tokyo Shimbun media bias. To substantiate our claims about Tokyo Shimbun’s media bias inclination, we will cite these highly reliable sources and research from reputed organizations.

6. Audience of Tokyo Shimbun

The audience of Tokyo Shimbun also strongly suggests its media bias. Therefore, to further substantiate our claims, we will write about Tokyo Shimbun’s audience whether they are democrats or republicans in their political affinities.

7. Tokyo Shimbun’s controversial statements and tweets

Several newspapers make controversial statements or tweets on social media that reflect their affinity towards any ideology. We will flip through Tokyo Shimbun social media accounts to look for clues that suggests Tokyo Shimbun media bias.

8. Popular editors of Tokyo Shimbun

Any popular person or editor associated with the Tokyo Shimbun will also speak a lot about Tokyo Shimbun’s media bias. We will analyze popular persons or editors of Tokyo Shimbun that are directly or indirectly linked to any political party or ideology.

9. Tokyo Shimbun CEO’s political views

In this section, we will look if Tokyo Shimbun CEO supports or sponsors any political party directly or indirectly. We will look for his tweets, statements, opinion pieces, and controversies that will take us towards Tokyo Shimbun’s media bias.

B. Tokyo Shimbun Factual Reporting Analysis

After Tokyo Shimbun media bias, we will write about Tokyo Shimbun’s factual reporting, to check whether Tokyo Shimbun is reliable or not. There are several parameters on which we will be analyzing Tokyo Shimbun’s factual accuracies and will comment if Tokyo Shimbun has ever published any false or misleading reports.

1. Tokyo Shimbun’s misleading or false news articles

We will look for Tokyo Shimbun’s previous history if it has ever intentionally or unintentionally published any fake news, false or misleading reports to influence audience. We will also write about false claims made by Tokyo Shimbun in its Op-Ed or news section.

2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of Tokyo Shimbun

Several fact-checking organizations including Politico, FactCheck, Snopes, Poynter, etc. conduct frequent fact-check on news articles published by newspapers. We will list down fact-checks that mentioned Tokyo Shimbun to suggest if Tokyo Shimbun has published false stories in the past or not.

3. Sources of Tokyo Shimbun

Sources quotes by newspapers are also indicative of their reliability. We will check the sources quoted by Tokyo Shimbun in their news stories to find out if Tokyo Shimbun is factually reliable or not.

C. Tokyo Shimbun Reliability Ratings by Fact-Checking Organizations

Several organizations across the globe independently conduct thorough research and studies on the pattern of news coverage by mainstream media. These websites study the articles published by the news media with the help of professionals and rate them on the basis of bias and reliability. Under this section, we will find out what other fact-checking organizations and media monitors have to say about Tokyo Shimbun.

D. History of Tokyo Shimbun

Tokyo Shimbun is based out of Japan and primarily published from Japan . In this section, we will comment about the history of Tokyo Shimbun including Tokyo Shimbun founder, Tokyo Shimbun publisher, Tokyo Shimbun circulation and Tokyo Shimbun headquarters.

E. Tokyo Shimbun Funding & Ownership

Under this section, mediabuzz will write about Tokyo Shimbun’s investors, stakeholders and owners to analyze how Tokyo Shimbun’s media bias and factual reliability is affected.

F. Readers of Tokyo Shimbun

Under this section, we will provide you approximate numbers of readers Tokyo Shimbun enjoy. It will also have an age-wise, demographic-wise, gender-wise and political opinion-wise distribution of Tokyo Shimbun audience.


G. Tokyo Shimbun Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion

After a thorough analysis of Tokyo Shimbun on the above mentioned parameters, we will sum up if Tokyo Shimbun is a left, center or right biased newspaper. Based on the analysis, we will offer a judgement on whether Tokyo Shimbun is a reliable or unreliable publication when factual reporting is concerned.

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