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  • What happened to Kendo Nippon?

    Not being a Japanese speaker, I couldn't read it. Only bought it occasionally to look at the pictures and kanjis. Still it's a shock to hear that it's stopped publishing. Again, not being a Japanese speaker, I can't discern the reason for its demise. Does anyone have the background info?

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    I'd be curious to know too. b

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      The publisher, Ski Journal Inc., went into bankruptcy. They had trouble paying staff etc. It seemed to be part of a general trend in loss of print circulation.

      Source (in Japanese):
      http://www.tdb.co.jp/tosan/syosai/4416.html

      Final issue of Kendo Nippon was on Dec 27, 2017.

      Wikipedia (in Japanese) noted that the publisher, Baseball Magazine Inc., trialed publication of a new kendo magazine called "Kendo Japan" (using the English word Japan) released on Feb. 24, 2018. It was an addendum to "Kindai Judo" (Contemporary Judo) with a second issue slated for April 25 but no further confirmation for a third issue.

      Source (in Japanese):
      https://ja.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%...97%A5%E6%9C%AC

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