Aera is a Japanese weekly magazine, printed in gravure, published by the Asahi Shimbun. The magazine combines photographs and news stories. In May 1988, Aera replaced Asahi Journal, a more substantial weekly.

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Cover of August 14•21, 2006 issue.
CategoriesNews, Photography (gravure)
First issueMay 1988
CompanyAsahi Shimbun
WebsiteDigital Edition

The cover story is called Person in Focus. Eiichirō Sakata takes cover photos for Aera, but when the person on the cover is a photographer, it is a self-portrait.

The title AERA is derived from the Latin word that means "era" in English, and a backronym said to mean "Asahi Shimbun Extra Research and Analysis."

Aera's advertisement in the Asahi features topical dajare (word play).

People who have appeared in Aera's cover story Person in FocusEdit

Issue number and names in Japanese and roman script.

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