Nyororin wrote:May I ask why you prefer Asahi?
To be honest, I'm not a big reader of news/newspapers, but it is my understanding that the Asahi leans to the political left, which is how I prefer my news to be spun (since they all do to some degree or another). If you have any recommendations for other left-of-center papers, I'd be happy to hear them.
Mainichi, perhaps? I understand that they are more to the left but don't carry the mass of baggage that Asahi does.
I myself usually get my news online, and not via a newspaper, but honestly - anything that comes from Asahi prompts me to doubt it. There is spin, and then there is flat out falsification. Asahi falls well beyond the spin line, in my opinion.
They just accept way too much money and support from North Korea, China, and "Asian Interest" groups... and their treatment of any news related to Asia (or Japan, or any other international matter) reflects that far too much for my taste.
I guess they are popular with foreigners because of how incredibly negative and critical of anything and everything Japanese they are...
We subscribe to Chunichi, but that is more because of local coverage and local interest rather than any political sort of spin. I personally prefer my news to be as close to neutral as possible - I can apply spin on my own without having someone filter things for me.