Shukan Jitsuwa

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Shukan Jitsuwa (週刊実話 Shūkan Jitsuwa?, lit. "Weekly True Stories") is a Japanese weekly tabloid magazine for men published by Nihon Journal Shuppan,[1] first issued in September 1958.[2] It contains stories of popular interest and nude photographs.

In September 2003, journalist Leo Lewis noted that Japan's weekly news magazines (including Shukan Jitsuwa) were "the last bastion of serious investigative journalism in Japan" and further states that the lurid covers with semi-naked girls may entice "but the real action between the covers is very often deadly serious journalism.".[3] Lewis' report was also noticed in the 2004 Annual Report of the international organization Reporters sans frontières.[4]


  1. ^ "週刊実話 (Shūkan Jitsuwa)". Nihon journal (in Japanese). Retrieved 14 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "雑誌・新聞の創刊号カレンダー〈9月〉](Magazine First Issues - in September)". Dion (in Japanese). Retrieved 14 April 2010. 
  3. ^ Leo Lewis (2003). "Japan's free press faces punishment: the nation's first-ever privacy law is aimed at censoring Japan's muckraking weekly magazines - Upfront". BNET. Retrieved 14 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Japan - 2004 Annual Report". Arabia Reporters RSF. Retrieved 14 April 2010. 

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