Fujisankei Communications Group (? Fuji Sankei Gur?pu), abbreviated FCG, is a keiretsu in Japan. In 1991, it was the fourth-largest media company in the world and the largest one in Japan. In the same year, the company's yearly revenue was $5 billion. Many of its affiliates are owned by Fuji Media Holdings, itself a member of the Fujisankei Communications Group.
The Fujisankei Communications Group was created in 1967 as part of an agreement between the radio stations Nippon Broadcasting System and Nippon Cultural Broadcasting, the television broadcaster Fuji Television and the newspaper Sankei Shimbun. This media conglomerate was founded by Nobutaka Shikanai. "Fujisankei" is a portmanteau of Fuji Television and Sankei Shimbun.
In October 1989, Fujisankei Communications paid former United States president Ronald Reagan $2 million to help the company with public relations. Reagan toured Japan for nine days and made two speeches.
In 1991, Fujisankei Communications spent $50 million to found the Fujisankei California Entertainment, a film company. The film company was headed by Masaru Kakutani, who produced Antarctica and The Adventures of Milo and Otis, which were the two highest-grossing "domestically made" movies in Japan.
This is a partial list of the companies that constitute the Fujisankei Communications Group.
Although it is the core of the Fujisankei Communications Group, the holding company Fuji Media Holdings is just one of the 94 companies that makes up the keiretsu.
Many companies of the Fujisankei Communications Group, such as Fuji Television, Nippon Broadcasting System and Pony Canyon, are subsidiaries of Fuji Media Holdings. Other companies of the group, such as Sankei Shimbun, are owned in part by Fuji Media Holdings. Another company of the Fujisankei Communications Group, Nippon Cultural Broadcasting, is a shareholder of Fuji Media Holdings. Fuji Media Holdings has other shareholders who are not affiliated with the Fujisankei Communications Group.