Subscribing Foreign Magazine in Japan

 magazine

Thanks to twitter, and some wonderful people who gave me advise, I realized that I could subscribe some English magazines directly from their site.

I checked some magazine site that provide international subscription service on their webpage. As personal note, and hopefully reference for others, I will leave it here. These are only those I might be interested in, so I am sure there are more magazines available. These are of course little more expensive than subscribing in US, but I feel these are still VERY reasonable.

Fujisan.co.jp is popular Japanese website that provides subscription service for magazines (domestic and foreign), and I checked their pricing as well. Basically, if it is VERY popular magazine (like TIME), Fujisan site gives good discount, but typically it is cheaper to order directly from publishers.

It’s really nice to know that I have easy access to English magazine. Today, I feel the world is a bit smaller. 🙂

NOTE: Information below was taken on 03/03/2010. I believe most should include international shipping cost, but not guaranteed.

 

Backpacker

1 year (9 Issues) for $23.00 (includes  postage) – 53% SAVINGS
2 years (18 Issues) for $46.00 (includes postage) – 53% SAVING

 

National Geographic Traveler

International: $36.95

8 issues / year

Fujisan.co.jp at 10249 JPY / 8 issues / year

 

Islands

INT’L 8 issues for US$38.97

 

Budget Travel

International
10 Issues (2 Years) for US$32.00

 

Discover

Foreign: 12 issues for US$38.95 (includes postal)

Fujisan.co.jp at 12960 JPY / 10 issues / year

 

Wired

INTERNATIONAL: 12 issues (one year) for $70

Fujisan.co.jp at 15369 JPY / 12 issues / year

 

National Geographic

Japan ¥6375

Fujisan.co.jp at 8500 JPY / 12 issues / year

 

The New Yorker

INTERNATIONAL — 47 issues (one year) for $120

INTERNATIONAL — 94 issues (two years) for $240

Fujisan.co.jp at 57810 JPY / 47 issues / year

 

Scientific American

International:
12 Issues for $44
6 Issues for $22

Fujisan.co.jp at 16560 JPY / 12 issues / year

 

Scientific American Mind

International: 6 Issues for $30 USD.

Fujisan.co.jp at 8280 JPY / 6 issues / year

 

Mother Earth News

one year (6 issues) of Mother Earth News. I’ll pay just $18

 

Fortune (Asia Edition)

78 issues at Yen 52,416, save 49% off the cover price*

52 issues at Yen 37,128, save 46% off the cover price*

26 issues at Yen 19,656, save 43% off the cover price*

Fujisan.co.jp : several plan available.

 

Business Week

50 issues at JPY21,119.00

Fujisan.co.jp : several plan available

 

Entrepreneur

An airmail subscription costs $71.97 USD and will take approximately 8 – 10 weeks to receive your first issue. For all subsequent issues postal delivery will take 7-10 days.

A surface mail subscription is $35.97 USD and takes 10-12 weeks to receive your first issue. For all subsequent issues postal delivery will take approximately 14-35 days.

 

Harvard Business Review

In Print
12 issues* ¥ 12777
Online
52 weeks ¥ 12777
Print + Online
12 issues*/52 weeks ¥ 14776

Fujisan.co.jp : several plan available but more expensive.

 

The Economist

12 weeks for just ¥7,800, saving 46% on the cover price. Then you will be charged ¥8,900 per quarter thereafter.

51 weeks for just ¥34,500, saving 44% on the cover price.

102 weeks for just ¥62,720, saving 49% on the cover price.

153 weeks for just ¥85,300, saving 53% on the cover price.

Fujisan.co.jp at same price above: no 12 weeks plan

 

Esquire

36 issues for just $18 – SAVE 90% — Best Deal!

Additional US$36 for shipping outside the US

24 issues for just $14 – SAVE 88%!

Additional US$24 for shipping outside the US

12 issues for just $8 – SAVE 87%!

Additional US$12 for shipping outside the US

Fujisan.co.jp at 14148 JPY / 12 issues / year

 

Smart Money

36 issues for just $24 – SAVE 87% — Best Deal!

Additional US$45 for shipping outside the US

24 issues for just $18 – SAVE 85%!

Additional US$30 for shipping outside the US

12 issues for just $10 – SAVE 83%!

Additional US$15 for shipping outside the US

 

TIME

162 issues at Yen 51,030, save 62% off the cover price

108 issues at Yen 37,422, save 58% off the cover price

54 issues at Yen 22,113, save 51% off the cover price

Automatic Renewal: 54 issues at Yen 18,711, save 58% off the cover price

Fujisan.co.jp : several plan available and cheaper