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Shincho (新潮, Shinchō; New Tide) is a Japanese literary magazine published monthly by Shinchosha. Since its launch in 1904 it has published the works of many of Japan's leading writers. Along with Bungakukai, Gunzo, Bungei and Subaru, it is one of the five leading literary journals in Japan.

The magazine features English translations of Japanese literary works.[1] It presents the Shincho Literary Award.[2]

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  1. ^ "The International Potential of Literary Journals". Nippon Foundation. 8 March 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  2. ^ Suzanne Kamata (1 July 1998). The Broken Bridge: Fiction from Expatriates in Literary Japan. Stone Bridge Press. p. 356. ISBN 978-1-880656-31-0. Retrieved 13 August 2015.