Aviation Magazines in Japan


This is a survey of Japanese aviation, defence and aircraft scale modelling magazines. The main feature of Japanese aircraft magazines is the outstanding quality of the illustrations. Superb colour and b+w photographs and extremely detailed line and colour artwork appear in virtually all the magazines listed here. These images effortlessly transcend the language barrier, and make Japanese publications essential references for many modellers and enthusiasts.

All magazines are Japanese text only, unless otherwise stated.

For other nations, check our country by country listing. An alphabetical index of titles is also available, as is a list of useful magazine shops which deal with new or secondhand magazines.

Koku News

Aviation-related Magazines Guide

Published three times a week (Tue/Thu/Sat) Koku News also delivers “dry” news in a pictureless format. Attained Issue No. 5315 on April 1, 2003. (Japanese only)
6-month subscription ¥56,700 incl.tax.

Further information: Koku News (Kokunyususha), 3rd Mori Bldg, Shimbashi 1-4-10, Tokyo 105-0003 Japan. Tel: +81 3 3591 0201, Fax: +81 3 3591 0232.