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Submit a new link. 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. 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.

Business services If you are marlet business owner, check out our tips for getting the most out of Kansai Scene. I’m just curious, I have lots of memories from that great little paper! Wow, has it been as long as 3 or 4 years?

In the end, life goes on. The paper was nice to flip through when out. Advertising Distributed throughout Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe and the rest of Japan, Kansai Scene offers a unique and powerful advertising opportunity.

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Where to find Kansai Scene? 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 markeg remain. 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. No longer will you find ads for landline telephone contracts or hi-fi equipment.


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I just notice things differently. Such publications, whether web-based or print-only, free or subscription-based, ads-heavy or ads-lite, all kqnsai to help local foreigners get the most out of their life in Kansai.

Articles and reviews have moved to Kansai Scene but I noticed today that it’s now quarterly and not monthly. Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities.

It was published monthly until Julybut is now a seasonal publication, released four times a year. A paper magazine kind of forces one to look at everything.

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. Here you will find ads for rooms, all kinds of lessons, cosmetics, organic food, parties, and a few personals. 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.

Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet. It’s hard to compete against that with a weekly print publication that charges by the line for classifieds. 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. I tend to agree, but apparently most people didn’t because it couldn’t stay in business I haven’t specifically looked for one recently but I remember seeing them out at bars etc.

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


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Job stuff has moved to Facebook or various job boards. Alternatively, you can take out a subscription and have it delivered direct to your door. Log in or sign up in seconds. Here is the Osaka Prefectural Gov’t Events website. The KFM design, ostensibly unchanged, retains the zen-like monochrome aesthetic of a very early Macintosh word processor – minimal graphics, basic fonts, no photos. Distributed throughout Osaka, Kyoto, Fla and the rest of Japan, Kansai Scene offers a unique and powerful advertising opportunity.

If you are a business kanzai, check out our tips for getting the most out of Kansai Scene. Osaka subscribe unsubscribe 3, readers 8 users here now Possibly Useful Stuff Kansai Scene magazine.

Does anyone know when their last issue was? KFM distribution has also moved with the times. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. Osaka submitted 4 days ago by ttlens.

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. There used to be a small classified paper called the Kansai Flea Matket that was freely available around Kansai. 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. Submit a new text post.

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