Jul 30, 2015

Two long-running magazines to close down in August

The monthlies Takarajima and CUTiE, two magazines that once led Japan’s youth culture, are publishing their last editions next month, with shrinking circulations to blame. Their publisher, Takarajimasha Inc., announced Wednesday that both “have completed their mission as magazines to define an era and ...

Sep 2, 2014

Nikkei to invest in Monocle magazine publisher

Nikkei Inc. said Tuesday it has agreed on a capital and business alliance with Winkontent AG, the publisher of monthly global affairs and lifestyle magazine Monocle, in which Nikkei will take a stake in the London-based magazine. “Under Tyler Brûlé’s leadership, Monocle has grown ...

Magazine seeks to counter bias toward poor

Nov 13, 2013

Magazine seeks to counter bias toward poor

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Many Japanese may regard people on welfare as not merely unfortunate have-nots, viewing them instead as contemptible slackers who don’t seek work because they prefer to stay “comfortably poor.” Mainstream perceptions of welfare recipients in Japan are becoming increasingly hostile, said well-known anti-poverty activist ...