In Japan Swing Journal was the most famous jazz magazine .
First published in 1947. It ceased publication in 2010.
The photograph is the oldest Swing Journal that I have owned. (December 1950 issue).
Fifth row from the bottom of the cover, “Bix is alive” (Nogawa Kobun) is excellent.(野川香文)
I have collected the articles of teacher Nogawa .
He was first jazz critic in Japan.