Fujin Gahō

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Fujin Gahō
CategoriesWomen's magazine
FrequencyMonthly
PublisherFujin Gaho co.
Total circulation
(2012)
79,117
FounderDoppo Kunikida
Year founded1905
First issueJuly 1905
CompanyHearst Corporation
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese

Fujin Gahō (婦人画報, meaning Illustrated Women’s Gazette in English) is a Japanese language monthly women's magazine in Japan. Founded in 1905, it is one of the oldest magazines in the country.

History and profile[edit]

Fujin Gahō was established in 1905.[1][2][3] The founder was a Japanese novelist Doppo Kunikida.[4] The first issue appeared in July 1905.[5] During World War II the magazine was temporarily closed down and in 1946 it was restarted.[6] The magazine was previously owned by a French media group, Hachette Filipacchi Médias.[7] The company acquired the publisher of the magazine, Fujin Gaho co., in 1998.[7]

The publisher is Fujin Gaho co., a Hearst Corporation subsidiary.[8] It is published on a monthly basis.[2][8] The magazine targets women over 40,[1] who are wealthy, leisured upper-class housewife[1] and who are married.[9] It covers high fashion trends from Japan and other countries.[10]

Tetsuzō Tanikawa is one of the former chief editors of Fujin Gahō.[11]

In 2012 the circulation of Fujin Gahō was 79,117 copies.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "The Japanese Collections at the Library of Congress Past, Present, and Future. Fujin Gahō". Asian Reading Room. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  2. ^ a b Stephanie Assmann. "Japanese Women's Magazines" (Discussion Paper). Japanese Studies. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  3. ^ Dolores Martinez (13 October 1998). The Worlds of Japanese Popular Culture: Gender, Shifting Boundaries and Global Cultures. Cambridge University Press. p. 110. ISBN 978-0-521-63729-9. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  4. ^ "History of Magazines in Japan: 1867-1988". Kanzaki. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  5. ^ Caroline Jane Sato (July 2010). "Regarding fashions in 20th century women's kimono" (PDF). RMIT University. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  6. ^ Andrea Germer (9 May 2011). "Visual Propaganda in Wartime East Asia – The Case of Natori Yōnosuke". The Asia-Pacific Journal. 9 (20). Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  7. ^ a b Brian Moeran (2001). "On Entering the World of Women's Magazines: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Elle and Marie Claire" (PDF). CBS Open Archive. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  8. ^ a b Rie Doi (27 August 2015). "The World's Best Magic Mirrors Debut at the Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts!". Japan Concierge. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  9. ^ Brian Moeran; Lise Skov (16 December 2013). Women, Media and Consumption in Japan. Routledge. p. 111. ISBN 978-1-136-78273-2. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  10. ^ "Section 2: Fashion". National Diet Library. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  11. ^ Katrin Gengenbach (2013). "Early Postwar Japan (1945–1959)" (PhD Thesis). University of Leipzig. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  12. ^ "Fujin Gahō Japan". Burda Community Network. Archived from the original on 26 September 2016. Retrieved 26 September 2016.