1 . Yomiuri Shimbun
The Yomiuri Shimbun is a Japanese newspaper published in Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, and other major Japanese cities. It is part of the Yomiuri Group, Japans largest media conglomerate. It is one of the five national newspapers in Japan; the other four are the Asahi Shimbun, the Mainichi Shimbun, Nihon Keizai Shimbun, and the Sankei Shimbun. The headquarters is in Otemachi, Chiyoda, Tokyo.Founded in 1874, the Yomiuri Shimbun is credited with having the largest newspaper circulation in the world, having a combined morning and evening circulation of 14,323,781 through January 2002. In 2010, the daily was the number one in the list of the worlds biggest selling newspapers with a circulation of 10,021,000. As of mid year 2011, it still had a combined morning evening circulation of almost 13.5 million for its national edition. The paper is printed twice a day and in several different local editions.Yomiuri Shimbun established the Yomiuri Prize in 1948. Its winners have included Yukio Mishima and Haruki Murakami.
2 . Asahi Shimbun
The Asahi Shimbun is one of the five national newspapers in Japan. Its circulation, which was 7.96 million for its morning edition and 3.1 million for its evening edition as of June 2010, was second behind that of Yomiuri Shimbun. The company has its registered headquarters in Osaka.The newspaper had an alliance with the International Herald Tribune, which is owned by The New York Times. Until 2010, they published the International Herald Tribune The Asahi Shimbun daily for English readers, which replaced Asahis previous English language daily, the Asahi Evening News. In 2010, this partnership was dissolved due to unprofitability and the Asahi Shimbun now operates the Asia & Japan Watch online portal for English readers. The Tribune cooperates with Asahi on Aera English, a glossy magazine for English learners.
3 . The Times of India
The Times of India (TOI) is an Indian English language daily newspaper. In 2008, the newspaper reported that with a circulation of over 3.14 million it had been certified by the Audit Bureau of Circulations (India) as the worlds largest selling English language daily, ranking it as the third largest selling newspaper in any language in the world and the largest selling newspaper outside Japan. According to the Indian Readership Survey (IRS) 2012, the Times of India is the most widely read English newspaper in India with a readership of 7.643 million. This ranks the Times of India as the top English daily in India by readership. It is owned and published by Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. which is owned by the Sahu Jain family.
4 . Mainichi Shimbun
The Mainichi Shimbun is one of the major newspapers in Japan, published by The Mainichi Newspapers Co., Ltd.In addition to the Mainichi Shimbun, which is printed twice a day in several local editions, Mainichi also operates an English language news website called The Mainichi (previously Mainichi Daily News), and publishes a bilingual news magazine, Mainichi Weekly. It also publishes paperbacks, books and other magazines, including a weekly news magazine, Sunday Mainichi.
5 . Nihon Keizai Shimbun
Nikkei Inc is one of the largest media corporations in Japan. Nikkei specializes in publishing financial, business and industry news. Its main news publications include Nikkei Asian Review, English language business journal, launched in November 2013 Nihon Keizai Shinbun a leading economic newspaper.Nikkei Veritas, a weekly financial newspaper that replaced Nikkei Kinyu Shinbun (Nikkei Financial Daily) in March 2008.
6 . The Sun
The Sun is a daily tabloid newspaper published in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It is published by the News Group Newspapers division of News UK, itself a wholly owned subsidiary of Rupert Murdochs News Corp.The Sun had the largest circulation of any daily newspaper in the United Kingdom, but in late 2013 slipped to second largest Saturday newspaper behind the Daily Mail. It had an average daily circulation of 2,069,809 copies in March 2014. Between July and December 2013 the paper had an average daily readership of approximately 5.5 million, with approximately 31% of those falling into the ABC1 demographic and 68% in the C2DE demographic. Approximately 41% of readers are women. The Sun has been involved in many controversies in its history, including its coverage of the 1989 Hillsborough football stadium disaster, among others.On 26 February 2012, The Sun on Sunday was launched to replace the defunct News of the World, employing some of its former journalists. National editions are published in London (The Sun), Dublin (The Irish Sun) and Glasgow (The Scottish Sun). The average circulation for The Sun on Sunday in March 2014 was 1,686,840.In late 2013, The Sun on Sunday was given a new look, accompanied with a new type face.
7 . News of the World
The News of the World was a national red top newspaper published in the United Kingdom from 1843 to 2011. It was at one time the biggest selling English language newspaper in the world, and at closure still had one of the highest English language circulations. It was originally established as a broadsheet by John Browne Bell, who identified crime, sensation and vice as the themes that would sell copies. The Bells sold to Henry Lascelles Carr in 1891; in 1969 it was bought from the Carrs by Rupert Murdochs media firm News Limited. Reorganised into News International, itself a subsidiary of News Corporation, it was transformed into a tabloid in 1984 and became the Sunday sister paper of The Sun. The newspaper concentrated on celebrity based scoops and populist news. Its fondness for sex scandals gained it the nicknames News of the Screws and Screws of the World. It had a reputation for exposing national or local celebrities drug use, sexual peccadilloes, or criminal acts, setting up insiders and journalists in disguise to provide either video or photographic evidence, and phone hacking in ongoing police investigations. Sales averaged 2,812,005 copies per week in October 2010.
8 . Chunichi Shimbun
The Chunichi Shimbun It is the owner of the Chunichi Dragons baseball team, and is also known as the main organizer of a famous international gymnastics event, the Chunichi Cup. The newspaper is dominant in its region, with a market penetration approaching 60 percent of the population of Aichi Prefecture. The Chunichi Shimbun group also publishes the Tokyo Shimbun, the Chunichi Sports, and the Tokyo Chunichi Sports newspapers. The groups combined circulation is more than 4 million, meaning it ranks fourth in Japan behind the Yomiuri Shimbun, the Asahi Shimbun, and the Mainichi Shimbun.
9 . Dainik Jagran
Dainik Jagran is a Hindi language daily newspaper in India. According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations (India) and the Indian Readership Survey 2013 (IRS 2013), Dainik Jagran is the most read and circulated newspaper in India with an average Issue Readership (AIR) of 15.526 million. Dainik Jagran has now been the most read daily newspaper for the 26th consecutive time. It has also been declared by the World Association of Newspapers (WAN) as one of the most read newspapers in the world. It was also named as the most credible newspaper source in India in a survey commissioned by BBC Reuters. The newspaper is owned by Jagran Prakashan Limited, a publishing house listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India. Jagran Prakashan Limited also acquired Mid Day in 2010 and Naiduniya in 2012.
10 . Reference News
Reference News first published on November 7, 1931, is a newspaper daily which has the largest circulation in mainland China with 3 million. It is published by Xinhua News Agency. As the Chinese governments official news agency, Xinhua carefully selects articles from worlds major news agencies and news journals and translates them into Chinese. Before the 1980s, it was the only official channel for the Chinese public to have a glimpse of the outside world. The paper is also published in the Uighur, Kazakh, Korean, and Mongolian languages for ethnic minority groups in China.Reference News was at first available only to cadres and their families, but it was made available to the entire Chinese public after competition from news sources had started, and subsequently its circulation dropped from 11 million in 1980 to 4 million in 1985.