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Uzi

UZI is a new Swedish “photographic magazine about popular culture” that will soon launch its first issue, a Tokyo special. Among other things, you’ll find coverage of Bitman, Bottlemail, Complete Finesse, Cosmic Smash, Electronic Insect Collecting Kit, Final Home, Frognation, Groovision, Kekkou Kamen, Kennicam, Manga City, PAPERO Personal Robot, Son of a Loud #7, Spectacle Magazine, Suburban Happiness, Tokyo Designers Block Central East, Tokyo Style, Video Hack/and/Slash/Mixer, and Video-Jockey Yasunori Ikunishi.

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TSiG Magazine Exhibition

PRESS RELEASE

TOKYO STYLE IN GOTHENBURG 2004
Magazine Exhibition

tsig

For Tokyo Style in Gothenburg we will arrange a Japanese magazine exhibition, showing and promoting different Japanese magazines we like. The exhibition will take place at the cultural building Röda Sten (www.rodasten.com) in Gothenburg, in the huge main room which holds 12 meters to the roof. You can find some pictures of the venue here.

A chance to exhibit in Sweden
Since we are a low budget independent festival organized by a network of young creative people in Gothenburg, who all works for free, we were hoping you would like to sponsor us with some magazines for this exhibition. We will promote each magazine and provide information how to subscribe or buy it outside of Japan. If you are interested in helping out please send us as many magazines as you like to the address below, and we will be ever grateful.

We would like:
Magazines

Sent to the address:
Kulturprojekt Röda Sten
c/o Tokyo Style in Gothenburg
Röda Sten 1
414 51 Göteborg
SWEDEN

Deadline:
We need your magazines before the 10th of august 2004

We arrange this festival out of love and fascination for Japan and its contemporary culture, and are hoping this is something you want to support. If you have any questions regarding the festival or magazine exhibition feel free to contact us at: info@tsig.se

I’m helping out with this exhibition, so any publisher can also get directly in touch with me if they want to participate in this.

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Magazines Music

OK FRED Raps

Issue 4 of OK FRED is coming soon, and it’ll be the “hip-hop” issue. That would explain why Robert pointed this out to me a while back.

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Minimix 17

I also picked up the latest issue of MINIMIX (17), although it looks like I’m quite late as it’s the Winter 2003 issue. Seems like their website is hopelessly out of date, listing issue 14 as the latest. I think I’ve missed the ones in between. I wonder if they’re having trouble with distribution, because this latest issue was certainly not there a few weeks ago, and it’s been a huge while since I’d seen an issue there. The last time I saw some anywhere was probably at the Aoyama Book Center, where they were selling a stack of back issues. I’ve always thought of it as a cute little zine, with a format that I like.

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West East Magazine

After work I stopped in at Shibuya’s Tower Records and picked up the new issue of WEST EAST, a beautiful giant-sized magazine from Hong Kong. I don’t pick up every issue as it’s a bit expensive (I did love the “New China” issue from last year), but how could I say no to the “Street” issue (10). Lots of very nice pictorials of various urban scenes/cults, including a guide to Taiwan’s night markets, which I could have used on my recent trip (but I’m quite happy with the ones I did experience). It’s one of the nicest magazines out there, so have a look at it if you can.

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Vice Japan

coverVICE magazine is about to launch a Japanese edition (in July), and Robert, no stranger to this site, will be writing for them. Seems like he’s setting up quite a few writing gigs, with the Amercian edition of SHONEN JUMP and electronic music magazine EI all knockin’ on his door. Great to see.

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GQ Japan

I love the cover image of this month’s issue of GQ Japan (the magazine’s official site has a much larger version). It features Murakami Takashi, and the lovely Sato Eriko (star of the new CUTIE HONEY film) dressed has one of his creations. The inside features a stunning pictorial of her appearing as quite a few of Murakami’s sexy figures. It’s amazing to think that she actually approaches the out-of-this-world measurements of the infamous Miss Ko2. You can see a few of the pics from the pictorial here, and a few pics of the launch event for the issue here.

For those interested, GQ Japan is designed by the Cap collective (pics from their recent GGG exhibit here). Our man in Gothenburg, Jesper, tells me that he’s in touch with a person from Cap regarding the TSiG event. This excites me to no end.

Update (16/08/21): The cover image is unfortunately no longer available.

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Smart Max

Yesterday I picked up this month’s issue of SMART MAX (not the issue pictured above, with Sakomoto Ryuichi and Oyamada Keigo on the cover, but rather the June issue with Kiriya Kazuaki on the cover), and adult men’s street magazine, as it features a special Bonjour Essentials CD. Compiled by Bonjour Records (the great Daikanyama record shop), it features tracks by Capri Kids, Superpitcher, Captain Comatose, Black Strobe, Tiefschwarz, Cosmetique, Benji Cossa, Position Normal, and Cat Power. Haven’t listened to it yet (I’m in the process of ripping it, to then transfer on my iPod), but sounds like it’ll make for a good going-to-work soundtrack.

Update (16/08/21): The cover image is unfortunately no longer available.