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Company type: Private
|Owner(s)||Repurchased shares (25%)|
Murayama family (21.02%; 10% through the KOSETSU Museum of Art)
Ueno family (total 14.22% by Shōichi Ueno's death in 2016)
TV Asahi (11.88%)
Asahi Broadcasting Group Holdcorp (2.31%)
|Founded||25 January 1879|
|Headquarters||Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan|
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- "数字で見る朝日新聞". Asahi. Retrieved 31 March 2011.
- "Japan paper Yomiuri Shimbun retracts 'sex slaves' references". BBC News. 28 November 2014. Retrieved 21 February 2020.
In August the left-of-centre Asahi newspaper retracted a series of articles it had published about the comfort women issue based on the testimony of a Japanese author Seiji Yoshida.
- "The press in Japan - Gotcha". The Economist. 20 September 2014. Retrieved 21 February 2020.
The Asahi Shimbun, Japan's leading left-of-centre newspaper, with a circulation of 7.3m, is battling for its reputation after a third embarrassing ...
- "Japan PM to overturn pacifist defence policy". The Guardian. 30 June 2014. Retrieved 21 February 2020.
The left-of-centre Asahi Shimbun accused Abe of abandoning Japan's postwar pacifism after minimal public debate.
- Saul J. Takahashi (2019). Civil and Political Rights in Japan: A Tribute to Sir Nigel Rodley. "... affiliated with the left of centre newspaper Asahi Shimbun, has been a particular target."
- "Japan's Asahi newspaper sacks editor over Fukushima report errors". Financial Times. 12 September 2014. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
- "Asahi Shimbun". Britannica.
The paper is known for its liberal and progressive views.
- Fackler, Martin (2016-05-27). "The Silencing of Japan's Free Press". Foreign Policy. Retrieved 2020-03-05.
That announcement capped a difficult year-and-a-half for independent media that saw the largest liberal newspaper, the Asahi Shimbun, subdued and other critical commentators removed from the airwaves.
- 朝日新聞媒体資料 Data File 2021 [Asahi Shimbun Media Resources Data File 2021] (PDF) (in Japanese). The Asahi Shimbun. 4 January 2021. p. 7. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
- "Strength of The Asahi Shimbun 2018" (PDF). The Asahi Shimbun. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
- "朝日新聞、4年間で発行部数105万減の衝撃…新聞業界、存亡の危機突入へ". biz-journal.
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