Tokyo, Japan

Red Circle author, Mitsuyo Kakuta, featured on cover of leading women’s magazine

This special issue of Croissant featured Mitsuyo Kakuta on the cover and inside with a double page spread dedicated to her. Photograph: screenshot of Croissant website, Red Circle Authors Limited.
Mitsuyo Kakuta, one of Japan’s best and most widely read authors and part of the select author group Red Circle, is featured on the March cover of a special issue of the leading monthly Japanese women’s magazine, Croissant.

The high profile bi-weekly lifestyle magazine, published by Magazine House, was founded in 1977 and is one of Japan’s best-known magazines targeting women in the 30-50 age range.

Mitsuyo Kakuta, known for her bestselling novel The Eighth Day and having written more than 80 works of fiction, is featured on the cover and in a two page spread.

The magazine, named after the French pastry, reportedly has a circulation of 400,000. One third of its readers are married women and surprisingly 10 percent men. The special issue was published in March and can be purchased from the publisher’s website.
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    About Red Circle:
    Red Circle Authors Limited is a specialist publishing and communications company that conducts bespoke projects on behalf of a carefully selected and curated group of leading Japanese authors. Red Circle showcases Japan’s best creative writing. For more information on Red Circle, Japanese literature, and Red Circle authors please visit:
    • Mitsuyo Kakuta
      About Mitsuyo Kakuta:
      Mitsuyo Kakuta is a skillful and prolific author whose works instantly captivate. Her bestselling novel The Eighth Day became one of Japan’s best-known television series that no one dared miss. Her first novel Kofuku na yugi (A Blissful Pastime) written while she was still a student at university in Tokyo won the Kaien Prize for New Writers. She has gone on to win numerous Japanese literary awards and is now one of Japan’s best-known contemporary authors.