Actor Mizushima Hiro (26) has been appointed as editor-in-chief of a new fashion and lifestyle magazine aimed at men and women in their 20s and 30s, called GLOBAL WORK. The magazine is being planned on a semi-annual schedule, with an issue being released in March and September of each year.
GLOBAL WORK is being published by the casual clothing brand of the same name. Saito Kazuhiro – who has experience working with Vogue Nippon, GQ Japan, Brutus, and other magazines – is serving as an editing advisor. Fujimoto Yasushi, who has worked on many of the same magazines, has been appointed as art director.
At least for now, the magazine will be printed as a 258-page, B5-size issue, with a cover price of 300 yen. The expected print run is 30,000 copies. The magazine will be available in GLOBAL WORK stores throughout the country, as well as some bookstores.
GLOBAL WORK has also stated that a portion of the sales at its stores (not only the magazine) between March 19 and May 8 will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross.
With this project, Mizushima is continuing to expand his repertoire. Last year, he made his debut as a novelist, and he recently wrote and directed the music video for GIRL NEXT DOOR’s song “Silent Scream.”