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A paper magazine kind of forces one to look at everything.

Wow, has it been as long as 3 or 4 years? It’s not bad for what it is but it’s not as good as what Kansai Time Out used to be before it shut down. I haven’t specifically looked for one recently but I remember seeing them out at bars etc. There used to be a small classified paper called the Kansai Flea Market that was freely available around Kansai.

I just notice things differently.

Each maarket comprises about 7 sheets of A4 paper, without any binding but folded to a compact A5 size, making it both pocket and back-pack friendly. Alternatively, you can take out a subscription and have it delivered direct to your door.

It’s been around for decades but now seems to be gone and only online classifieds remain. Business services If you are a business owner, check out our tips for getting the most out of Kansai Scene.

Kansai Scene introduces the wealth of historical and cultural gems, travel experiences and sightseeing spots that the Kansai region boasts, including its Unesco World Heritage sites, serene temples, incredible castles and vibrant shopping and entertainment scene.

Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities. Indeed, while TV sets, bicycles and other second-hand goods used to be the staple of KFM listings, several trends from the past decade seem to have changed this dynamic and the history of KFM reflects them.

Advertising Distributed throughout Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe and the rest of Japan, Kansai Scene offers a unique and powerful advertising opportunity. If you are a business owner, check out our tips for getting the most out of Kansai Scene. Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet. Want to add markt the discussion? Articles and reviews have moved to Kansai Scene but I noticed today that it’s now quarterly and not monthly.


The paper was nice to flip through when out.

Osaka submitted 4 days ago by ttlens. There are no articles or editorials, and there are almost no services more usually associated with the long-term or permanent resident pensions, investment, property, medical services, etc.

Kansai Flea Market — When did it stop publishing? : Osaka

This article is one of a series in. Kansai Flea Market — When did it stop publishing? Submit a new link. I understand why they really couldn’t compete with all the free options out there Facebook groups etc but it feels odd that they’re gone. In the last three or four years I’d say. Here is the Osaka Prefectural Gov’t Events website.

I was just looking at the website today. Log in or sign up in seconds. It was published monthly until Julybut is now a seasonal publication, released four times a year. KFM distribution has also moved with the times. This article is one of a series in troducing English-language publications aimed primarily at a readership of foreigners living and working in the Kansai area.

Such publications, whether web-based or print-only, free or subscription-based, ads-heavy or ads-lite, all exist to help local foreigners get the most out of their life in Kansai. The KFM design, ostensibly unchanged, retains the zen-like monochrome aesthetic of a very early Macintosh word processor – minimal graphics, basic fonts, no photos. The typical KFM user is European or American and in Kansai for a short-term immersive Japan-experience funded by the many English-teaching opportunities.

In the end, life goes on. The print and online versions of Kansai Scene feature articles on local and international travel, local culture, food and drink, history and entertainment. Does anyone know when their last issue was?


A few key sponsors travel, insurance, schools, and pubs take out full or part-page ads of their own design but the main listings are single paragraph ads by individuals that cost a mere yen per line. It’s hard to compete against that with a weekly print publication that charges by the line for classifieds. Where to find Kansai Scene? No longer will you find ads for landline telephone contracts or hi-fi equipment.

Job stuff has moved to Facebook or various job boards. The paper is a modest project founded on a simple concept and created to an even simpler format. It was only classified ads and was printed on A4 paper and folded in half to make a booklet. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy.

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I tend to agree, but apparently most people didn’t because it couldn’t stay in business KFM was founded in April by a local Osaka businessman, Hirokazu Hirayama and he still runs the project today with the help of 2 Japanese and 1 non-Japanese employees. Distributed throughout Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe and the rest of Japan, Kansai Scene offers a unique and powerful advertising opportunity.

Here you will find ads for rooms, all kinds of lessons, cosmetics, organic food, parties, and a few personals. I’m just curious, I have lots of memories from that great little paper! Submit a new text post.

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