Received an email today from thejapanshop.com about an e-zine they are creating for Japanese learners. More importantly the first issue is completely free and can be gotten here:
I’ve gave it a quick look over and it seems pretty good. nicely laid out and some decent content. Even has a reader at the back with an mp3 reading at slow or normal speeds.
I haven’t fully formed my opinion on it yet. Never really understood the point of an e-zine when webpages can do the same thing and more. I’m also not sure where the magazine will fit into todays Japanese learning ecosystem, we already have so many resources that already cover anything you see in a magazine. Just seems like an idea 20 years too late (and was done in the 90’s with a magazine called Mangajin).
Still new resources are always appreciated and I wish the creators the best.