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Yomiuri Group: Holdings


This listing is indicative only, illustrating the spread of the group's interests rather than providing a definitive inventory of corporate holdings.


  • Yomiuri Shimbun
  • Other newspapers and magazines such as sports paper Hochi Shimbun


  • Dominant stake in NTV network
  • CS Nippon Corporation - digital satellite broadcasting


  • Radio network


  • Yomiuri Land - real estate in Tokyo and other centres

Sport, parks and museums

  • Yomiuri Giants - baseball
  • Kawasaki soccer team
  • Tokyo Verdy soccer team
  • Yomiuri World theme park
  • Yomiuri Land - racetracks for horse and motorcycle racing, golf courses, amusement parks and recreation complexes
  • Art Yomiuri - exhibitions, galleries and cutlural retailing
  • Museo D'Arte Ghibli - animation-oriented art museum in Tokyo

Film/video and music production

  • NTV Eizo Center - production of tv programs and commercials
  • NTV Video - production of TV programs, industry public relations
  • Nippon Television Music Corp - music production, management and licensing
  • NTV Art Corporation - subtitles, signs, posters,and computer graphics
  • Force Co - video program production and sales
  • Union Motion Picture Co - samurai dramas
  • NTV International - New York and Amsterdam units for satellite transmissions, location shooting, program acquisition and sales
  • Towani - joint venture with Warner Bros and Toshiba for production and distribution of feature films
  • Nishi Nippon Eizo - location shooting
  • Videowing - production and sales of video and feature films


  • Rights Inn - management of copyrights and merchandising rights


  • NTV Music School
  • NTV Services - events, insurance, real estate and golf services
  • "Dove of Love" Welfare Foundation
  • Nippon Television Network Cultural Society

Technology and multimedia

  • VAP - game software
  • Variws Tokyo - video software
  • Cosmo Space - broadcast and studio production technology