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MarkeGear ranks PR TIMES as Top Newswire service in Japan


Categories were the number of news items released, the visibility of the PR TIMES homepage, and the number of press releases actually viewed

PR TIMES (, is a Japanese press release service company in Tokyo. Their CEO Takumi Yamaguchi has won a remarkable achievement in the PR industry. PR TIMES reached the highest numbers for distribution, readership and visibility in the first quarterly period, which is from April 1, 2011 to June 30, 2011. The comparative research on the Japanese newswire industry showed that PR TIMES distributed the most press releases, the visibility of PR TIMES website had the highest readership from the media organizations and journalists among other rival companies, and the press releases issued by PR TIMES were viewed by the most people.


With its opening of the news distribution service in 2007, PR TIMES is used by over 2600 organizations to deliver their news. The organizations are primarily from the service industry, IT industry, commercial industry, and manufacturers, and more than 20% of those are listed companies. Additionally, PR TIMES has contracted with approximately 2300 editors and journalists in the traditional and online media companies to distribute press releases, and there are a guaranteed 53 online news sites that spread these press releases. Those online news sites include Japan's biggest media companies such as YOMIURI ONLINE,, and MSN Japan.

If you are looking to distribute your press release in Japan, PR TIMES can guarantee maximum visibility.

Company profile
Company name: PR TIMES, Inc.
Founded: December, 2005
CEO: Takumi Yamaguchi
Address: 4-15-1 Akasaka Garden City 18th Floor Akasaka Minato-ku Tokyo 107-0052 Japan
Tel: +81-3-5572-6076

PR TIMES is the leading online PR company in Japan. PR TIMES provides a press release service ( to increase visibility, blogging marketing service ( to refine the contents and maximize the influences on readers, web clipping service ( for media monitoring, press release for websites specialized for smartphones, marketing service for smartphone applications, and project planning for online PR strategies.