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Shūkanshi (週刊誌) is a Japanese term for any weekly magazine, including controversial weekly tabloid newspapers.

As noted by Watanabe and Gamble in their book A Public Betrayed, the genre is "often described as bizarre blends of various types of U.S. magazines, such as Newsweek, The New Yorker, People, Penthouse, and The National Enquirer.[1]:71

Shūkanshi have published such accounts as an allegation of murder by a Sōka Gakkai member (which was the subject of a successful libel action against Shūkan Shinchō),[2] a disputed Paleolithic settlement site in Japan,[3] and the sexual exploits of baseball star Ichiro Suzuki.[4]

Allegations have been made to the effect that Shukanshi's content is widely controlled by the interests of the LDP of Japan, and their business interests.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b A Public Betrayed: The Power of Japan's Scandal-Breaking Weeklies, Adam Gamble and Takesato Watanabe. 2004. Regnery Publishing
  2. ^ "Overview of Case". Archived from the original on 2007-08-05. 
  3. ^ Article, Paleolithic Site in Japan
  4. ^ Article, Ichiro Suzuki

External links

  • (Japanese) Shukan Shincho
  • Review for A Public Betrayed, Japan Media Review
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