Japan’s Marie Claire edition to end

Kyodo News

The Japanese edition of the women’s monthly Marie Claire will suspend publication after the September issue goes on sale July 28, due in part to the economic downturn, the publisher said Tuesday.

Debuting in 1982, the Japanese-language edition of the magazine conceived in France and distributed worldwide in local editions won reader support for featuring not only fashion but also novels and cinema.

Chuokoronsha Inc., now Chuokoron-Shinsha Inc., published the Japanese version before Kadokawa Shoten Publishing Co. took over in 1999, followed by Hachette Fujingaho, a Tokyo-based affiliate of France’s Lagardere Active, in 2003.