#23 'Made in Japan' Issue (1998)
Issue: #23 (March 1998)
Published on March 1st 1998
Publisher: Magazine House Co., Ltd.
Printed in Japan
Issue 23 of relax magazine shines a spotlight on all things made in Japan, from fashion to food and electronics. While Japan's love affair with modern and especially western lifestyle began with a focus on American brands, the 80s and 90s saw a big influx of domestic brands, which were able to hone in on the specific needs and wants of the Japanese consumer.
The land of the rising sun put their own spin on American styles and even some western brands started manufacturing certain items in or specifically for the Japanese market. We saw brands like Supreme open multiple stores in Japan in the 90s (more than anywhere else in the world) and the Urahara movement of Harajuku flourish beyond what anyone thought possible.
This is a great issue showcasing many products and brands that proudly boast the 'Made in Japan' tag. Lots of product recommendations, styling tips and more complete this fantastic issue of relax.
Condition: The magazine is in great condition, especially considering the age. Only basic signs of usage.