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I’m just curious, I have lots of memories from that great little paper! If you are a business owner, check out our tips for getting the most out of Kansai Scene. Submit a new link.

Articles and reviews have moved to Kansai Scene but I noticed today that it’s now quarterly and not monthly. Wow, has it been as long as 3 or 4 years? Job stuff has moved to Facebook or various job boards.

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I just notice things differently. Kansai Flea Market — When did it stop publishing? I tend to agree, but apparently most people didn’t because it couldn’t stay in business KFM distribution has also moved with the times. The paper was nice to flip through when out. 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 paper is a modest project founded on a simple concept and created to an even simpler format. The KFM design, ostensibly unchanged, retains the zen-like monochrome aesthetic of a very early Macintosh word processor – minimal graphics, basic fonts, no photos.

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.


Where to find Kansai Scene? Alternatively, you can take out a subscription and have it delivered direct to your door. A paper magazine kind of forces one to look at everything. It’s hard to compete against that with a weekly print publication that charges by the line for classifieds. Osaka subscribe unsubscribe 3, readers 8 users here now Possibly Useful Stuff Kansai Scene magazine. Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities.

KFM was founded in April by a local Osaka businessman, Hirokazu Hirayama and he still runs the project today with the help of 2 Kanaai and 1 non-Japanese employees. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy.

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


Business services If you are a business owner, check out our tips for getting the most out of Kansai Scene. It was published monthly until Julybut is now a seasonal publication, released four times a year.

I was just looking at the website today. In the last three or four years I’d say. It’s been around for decades but now seems to be gone and only online classifieds remain.


Osaka’s Free Newsletter – The Kansai Flea Market

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. 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. There are no articles or editorials, and there are almost no services more usually associated with the long-term or permanent resident pensions, fle, property, medical services, etc.

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 kansxi.

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. Here is the Osaka Prefectural Gov’t Events website. Distributed throughout Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe and the rest of Japan, Kansai Scene offers a unique and powerful advertising opportunity.

No longer will you find ads for landline telephone contracts or hi-fi equipment. Here you will find ads for rooms, all kinds of lessons, cosmetics, organic food, parties, and a few personals.

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