Ko Shibasaki x Utsukushii Kimono Magazine

HD photos of popular Japanese star Ko Shibasaki who’s featured in 2016 Winter issue of Utsukushii Kimono Magazine [Jp]. The traditional dresses look delicate and beautiful, and probably pretty expensive LoL.

Ko Shibasaki Japanese Utsukushii Kimono Magazine

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The final issue of Japanese AneCan Magazine

Japanese model Moe Oshikiri is the cover girl for the last issue (December 2016) of AneCan Magazine. The fashion magazine will suspend its publication after running for a decade because of business reasons. Poor sales, to put it boldly.

Oshikiri was also the cover girl for the first issue of AneCan in 2007. So it’s fitting that she’s the one who brings down the curtain on the magazine.

AneCan Magazine December 2016 final issue Moe Oshikiri

AneCan targeted women in mid to late twenties who have “graduated” from reading CanCam, its sister magazine for younger women and college students.

The challenge

CanCam is still running after 35 years though (first published in November 1981.) It’s an amazing feat but the future looks grim for fashion magazines worldwide, with the shift of interest and competition from internet publications etc.

To survive, the magazines have to build a strong branding with solid online presence and to venture globally. The later is something the Japanese media have fallen behind in the past decade, it’s so difficult for non-Japanese to reach their contents.

Kaede Japanese CanCam Magazine

Love this August 2016 cover image of Japanese CanCam Magazine [Jp], featuring model-dancer Kaede who oozes plenty of brightness and youthful charm.

Egirls Kaede Japanese CanCam Magazine

Kaede is a member of pop group E-girls and an exclusive model for CanCam, a popular fashion magazine targeting university students and novice office ladies.

Nanami Hashimoto, Misa Eto, Mai Fukagawa Japanese Young Magazine

[HD Photos] Nanami Hashimoto, Misa Eto and Mai Fukagawa of Japanese girl group Nogizaka46 in 2015-no.48 issue of Weekly Young Magazine [Jp].

Nogizaka46 was established in 2011 as one of the AKB48 franchises. The group has over 40 members and one of the best-selling pop acts in Japan. Their latest single, Ima Hanashitai Dareka ga Iru, was released just a few days ago.

Nanami Hashimoto, Misa Eto, Mai Fukagawa Japanese Young Magazine

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Goo Hara Japanese AneCan Magazine

Goo Hara of Korean girl group KARA in June 2015 issue of Japanese AneCan Magazine [Jp]. KARA are one of the few K-pop acts which made it huge both in Korea and Japan; their popularity is fading in the past year or two though.

KARA Hara Japanese AneCan Magazine

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