The Nagazasshi is an English language magazine created and published in Nagasaki, Japan.
We publish quarterly, both in print and online. Our magazine consists of various types of pieces, from journalism, to tourist recommendations, to creative work. The name is a mix of the words “Nagasaki,” where we are based, and “zasshi,” which means “magazine” in Japanese.
The Nagazasshi is Nagasaki’s number one English language magazine. It’s free, community-funded, and created by dedicated volunteers, mostly expats, living throughout the prefecture. This magazine is for all English speakers, including visitors and language learners alike. Each issue features local businesses, events, and articles related to Nagasaki from an international perspective. Copies can be found in select locations throughout Nagasaki City, Sasebo, Omura, Shimabara, Goto, and Saikai.
We try to promote interesting or obscure aspects of culture and life in Nagasaki. We also include useful information for people who live Nagasaki, especially other expats. We hope to create a sense of curiosity in our readers about where they live, whether they’ve lived here for years or whether they’re only visiting for a few days.