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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. The print and online versions of Kansai Scene feature articles on local and international travel, local culture, food and drink, history and entertainment.

Wow, has it been as long as 3 or 4 years? Alternatively, you can take out a subscription and have it delivered direct to your door.

This article is one of a series in. Submit a new text post. It’s hard to compete against that with a weekly print publication that charges by the line for classifieds.

Articles and reviews have moved to Kansai Scene but I noticed today that it’s now quarterly and not monthly. Want ,ansai add to the discussion? It was published monthly until Julybut markeg now a seasonal publication, released four times a year. If you are a business owner, check out our tips for getting the most out of Kansai Scene. Here is the Osaka Prefectural Gov’t Events website.

Osaka’s Free Newsletter – The Kansai Flea Market

I haven’t specifically looked for one recently but I remember seeing them out at bars etc. It was only classified ads and was printed on A4 paper and folded in half to make a booklet.

Such publications, whether web-based or print-only, free or subscription-based, ads-heavy or markey, all exist to help local foreigners get the most out of their life in Kansai. 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.


Osaka submitted 4 days ago by ttlens. Advertising Distributed throughout Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe and the rest of Japan, Kansai Scene offers a unique and powerful advertising opportunity. I just notice things differently. Submit a new link.

No longer will you find ads for landline telephone contracts or hi-fi equipment. I tend to agree, but apparently most people didn’t because it couldn’t stay in business Here you will find ads for rooms, all kinds of lessons, cosmetics, organic food, parties, and a few personals. The KFM design, ostensibly unchanged, retains the zen-like monochrome aesthetic of a very early Macintosh word processor – minimal graphics, basic fonts, no photos.

In the last three or four years I’d say. There are no articles or editorials, and there are almost no services more usually associated with the long-term mzrket permanent resident pensions, investment, property, medical services, etc.

Kansai Flea Market – Kansai Flea Market

There used to be a small classified paper called the Kansai Flea Market that was freely available around Kansai. 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.

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.

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 kamsai Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe and the rest of Japan, Kansai Scene offers a unique and powerful advertising opportunity.


Each edition 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.

I was just looking at the website today. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. 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.

Does anyone know when their last issue was? In the clea, life goes on.

Business services If you are a business owner, check out our tips for getting the most out of Kansai Scene. Become a Redditor and amrket to one of thousands of communities. 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. The kansqi is a modest project founded on a simple concept and created to an even simpler format.

I’m just curious, I have lots of memories from that great little paper!

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Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet. Osaka subscribe unsubscribe 3, readers 8 users here now Possibly Useful Stuff Kansai Scene magazine. Where to find Kansai Scene? A paper magazine kind of forces one to look at everything. Kansai Flea Market — When did kajsai stop publishing?

Job stuff has moved to Facebook or various job boards. 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 flez individuals that cost a mere yen per line.