History and profile
Brutus was started in 1980. The first issue of the magazine appeared in May 1980. The publisher is Tokyo-based company, Magazine House. The magazine was published monthly. It is now published on a bimonthly basis. It has sister publications, an an, Popeye and Olive. A popular magazine, Brutus had a circulation of 88,543 as of May 2009[update] with a target audience of 20- to 50-year-old trend-conscious males. One of its former editors-in-chief is Kazuhiro Saito.
In 2013 the magazine and Popeye received best magazine award.
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He was interviewed sympathetically, for example, for an article on new religions published in the well-respected magazine Brutus in 1991.
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"How-to magazines attract Japanese readers, who are always fearful of doing something different, by showing a standard of what people should be doing," said Masayoshi Kinjo, editor of the popular men's magazine Brutus.
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- (Japanese) Official website
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