Webronza is a renewed and online version of a liberal, forum-like magazine called ‘Ronza’ in Japan. ‘Ronza’ started in 1994 but was faced with suspension of publication in 2008 due to its small circulation.
The main contents of ‘Webronza’ fall into the following 5 categories: ‘Politics/International’, ‘Economy/Employment’, ‘Society/Media’, ‘Science/Environment’, ‘Culture/Entertainment’. With around 30 writers for each category, almost 150 writers，in and out of the company, are updating their opinion on latest issues.
In addition, special edition and features are updated on time, and literary reportages are also published. These are not free of charge with JPY 735 (tax included) for a package of all categories. JPY 262 (tax include) is for one category if contents are not subscribed to in a package. What’s more, even if there are free contents, ‘Webronza’ is making an effort to transfer their subscribers into those who pay to read. These contents include: corner of young researchers, overseas information, noteworthy blogs and NPO information, to name a few.
“Mangas Verdes” is a journalistic blog that gives information about 4 specific issues: Technology, Politics, Arts & Games. It was created, according to its CEO, Manuel Almeyda, to express “ideas not given in traditional mass media”.
“Perlentaucher is an internet-only culture magazine offering an extensive daily press roundup in combination with our own reporting. We aim to engage ourselves actively in cultural, political and internet-related debates. In addition to such important subject areas as literature and film, we also cover a wide mixture of other cultural themes in our reporting.”
An aggregator of cultural news and a host for 66 arts bloggers. Aggregators look at 200-300 publications and 2000-plus stories per day and pick out the most interesting 20 to 30 stories across the arts; music, dance, theater, visual, publishing, people issues and. It’s a kind of digest that you can quickly see what are the crucial things in the cultural world that are going on.