Look Japan

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Look Japan (ルックジャパン Rukku Japan?) was an English language magazine published from Japan. The offices of the publisher, Look Japan Ltd, were in the Asahi Seimei Hibiya Building in Yurakucho, Chiyoda, Tokyo.[1] It was created to introduce Japanese culture to expatriate foreigners who were unfamiliar with the country.

It was established in 1953 by Takenori Kimura.[1] It was published in English, Chinese, and Spanish editions.[2] Jay Brushart of the Portsmouth Daily Times said that the format of Look Japan was similar to that of TIME.[3] Ed Gibson of the Harlan Daily Enterprise said that Look Japan was "a slick publication, a lot like "People" that offers the non-Japanese a most interesting look at the country and its people."[4] As of 1991 it was published in Singapore.[5]


  1. ^ a b "About Us." Look Japan. February 1, 2002. Retrieved on October 11, 2011. "Look Japan Ltd Asahi Seimei Hibiya Building, 1-5-1, Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0006, Japan "
  2. ^ "Lookout post.." Look Japan. July 1, 2002. Retrieved on October 11, 2011. "LOOK JAPAN also publishes Chinese and Spanish versions of its print magazine."
  3. ^ Brushart, Jay. "Learning the meaning of citizenship." TIME. Wednesday February 19, 1992. A4. Retrieved on October 11, 2011.
  4. ^ Gibson, Ed. "Japanese Sayings Have A Familiar Ring To Them." Harlan Daily Enterprise. July 18, 1990. Retrieved on October 11, 2011.
  5. ^ "REPORTERS' NOTEBOOK." The Buffalo News. April 14, 1991. Retrieved on October 11, 2011. "Here's a little touch of irony in the current industrial climate: Look Japan, a magazine about life in Japan, is published in Singapore."

Further reading[edit]

  • Satouchi, Katsumi (里内 克巳 Satouchi Katsumi). Reading Current English in LOOK JAPAN (『ルックジャパン』で楽しく読める時事英語 Rukku japan de tanoshiku yomeru jiji eigo?) Shohakusha (松柏社). 1995. Info page (Archive), VIAF file (Archive)

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