Japan: The end of PingMag?

PingMag, the Tokyo-based magazine about “Design and Making Things”, has announced that it will be “taking an extended hiatus, and will not be updated for the foreseeable future.” Over 300 comments from fans of the site have poured in, many describing people's sadness at seeing the end of a unique window into Japan.


  • I find this really ironic, because after living in Japan for 6 years it still amazes me that people here still read so many magazines. Elsewhere in the developed world the internet rules but Japan still depends on printed material for their travel, food, and other daily info needs.

  • chris

    what exactly is an extended hiatus? I love Pingmag, this sucks.

  • extended hiatus is another way of syaing the company is closed unless another company buys them and opens it back up under the same name

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