Publication of over 100-yr-old Shukan Asahi magazine to be suspended

「週刊朝日」5月末で休刊 1922年創刊「日本最古の総合週刊誌」

TOKYO, Jan 20 (NHK) - The publisher of Shukan Asahi says it will suspend publication of the magazine in May this year. Started over a century ago, the magazine is said to be Japan's oldest weekly.

Asahi Shimbun Publications says it made the decision because the market for weekly magazines is shrinking. It also explained that revenues from advertisements have decreased.

The firm says that circulation of the Shukan Asahi surpassed one million in the 1950s, but plummeted to about 74,000 on average last December. ...continue reading

Jan 20 (ANNnewsCH) - 「日本最古の総合週刊誌」とされ、100年以上の歴史を持つ「週刊朝日」が休刊することになりました。  ...continue reading

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