Foreign Magazines Disappear from Japan


I’ve noticed recently that a lot of foreign magazines were not getting newer issues in a few bookstores, and now I know why (via Japan Probe). Because of the recent bankruptcy of distributor Yohan, no more magazines — they controlled about 95% of the market. So when I was trying to pick up the latest issue of Monocle recently, I could only find the issue that come out in June, now discounted. According to the Japan Times article, other distributors are picking up the slack, but looks like it will still take time.