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A free monthly magazine targeting students of Japanese will be published Sunday in Japan and neighboring countries, the publisher ALC Press Inc. said Tuesday. The J-Life magazine, which will have a circulation of 60,000, will feature articles and interviews about living and working in Japan, as well as event information.

The publication is written in Japanese easy enough for anyone who has studied the language for a year or two to understand, according to the Tokyo-based publisher. The magazine will be released on the ninth of every month, and will be available at about 300 schools, embassies, shops and restaurants catering to foreigners, according to the publisher. (Kyodo)