I am new to studying Japanese and I am looking for a word list that has the 1000 most frequently spoken Japanese words. I have tried searching for it myself but all of the lists that I find online do not give any information on how the list was compiled. I would like one that gives a source so that I know I am learning useful vocabulary. When I learned Chinese I used a list that was compiled from the most common words spoken on television and it was extremely useful. Does anyone know of a list in Japanese that was compiled from spoken language? If not one from newspapers would probably be second best.
Thanks in advance for the help!