Aera (magazine)

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Aera magazine cover 2006-08-14-21.jpg
Cover of August 14•21, 2006 issue.
Categories News, Photography (gravure)
Frequency Weekly
First issue May 1988
Company Asahi Shimbun
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Website Digital Edition

Aera is a Japanese weekly magazine, printed in gravure, published by the Asahi Shimbun. The magazine combines photographs and news stories. In May 1988, Aera replaced Asahi Journal, a more substantial weekly.

The cover story is called Person in Focus. Eiichirō Sakata takes cover photos for Aera, but when the person on the cover is a photographer, it is a self-portrait.

The title AERA is derived from the Latin word that means "era" in English, and a backronym said to mean "Asahi Shimbun Extra Research and Analysis."

Aera's advertisement in the Asahi features topical dajare (word play).

People who have appeared in Aera's cover story Person in Focus[edit]

Issue number and names in Japanese and roman script.

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