4.12.14

| Stationery | Japanese Magazines


It never fails to amaze me how in Japan there seems to be a magazine for every reason, season and interest. From make up, to sneakers and even stationery, there are periodicals to suit all tastes.





























I am lucky to have a friend that sets aside past-date stationery magazine issues for me to muse over on our return to Japan. Not only are these pure eye candy for any stationery fan but they also serve to satisfy our geekier nature with in-depth articles and comparisons of all our favourite desk-ish things. At the end of the year there a few "Best of" issues are released that you can get via Amazon Japan HERE. Each publication also contains links to all the companies and items featured within which is very handy for shopping.

If you are looking to get hold of a stationery or indeed any Japanese magazine in UK then you may want to try contacting JP Books HERE.


11 comments:

  1. Eye candy indeed! I'll take these over an IKEA catalog but I love those too ;).

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  2. Sometimes I wish I was a bit more serious about learning Japanese. I took it for 6 years throughout high school and college and had serious thoughts about moving there for a few years so I can be conversational by actually having to speak it but of course I chickened out. But my favorite times are actually visiting Japanese bookstores here in the states and perusing through their stationery section and also their books/magazine sections, too. And when the employees start to speak to me in Japanese and I understand just slightly I wish I can converse back but I always shy away because words get all jumbled in my head and I always feel like I'm a step behind :)

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  3. How cool! I think this kind of magazine would be so dangerous for me. I'd want to buy everything :P

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  4. A magazine about stationary? Oh my, this sounds like something I could have far to much fun with - if only I read Japanese! Perhaps it's for the best that I don't, so that my pen collection doesn't explode ;)
    xox,
    Cee

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  5. Oh wow, that's specific indeed! I can't say I'm that much of a stationery person but these would be interesting to flip through!

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  6. Hahaha! I wish IKEA catalogues would state where things are made so I could make a more conscious decision about what I want to buy though. I suppose I could just look at labels in store but I don't know if these are the same in USA? Over here in UK, they stores remain hectic busy no matter when I go!

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  7. I've always thought that Japanese stationery brands make irresistible products! thank you for the links :)

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  8. Looks like my kind of magazine, I think I would just go on a shopping spree though after looking at this, I love gadgets and stationary :)))) xx

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  9. Guess I never paid attention to where stuff is made

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  10. an entire magazine dedicated to stationary! that's incredible :')
    xo

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