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Sankei Camera (サンケイカメラ, Sankei kamera) was a Japanese photography magazine, with monthly issues from May 1954 to December 1964. It was published by Sangyō-Keizai Shinbunsha (産業経済新聞社), publisher of the daily newspaper Sankei Shinbun, after which the magazine was named.[1]

The first editor of the magazine was the photographer Kuwabara Kineo (桑原甲子雄). Sankei Camera energetically invited contributions from young people and sponsored contests.


  1. "Sangyō-Keizai" means "industry-economy"; "Sankei" thus is something like "indus-econo", although it is much more natural and understandable in Japanese than in English.


  • Shirayama Mari. "Major Photography Magazines". In The History of Japanese Photography, ed. Ann Wilkes Tucker, et al. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003. ISBN 0-300-09925-8. Pp. 378–85. P.383.
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