This multilingual magazine focuses on racism, stereotypes and prejudices in youth culture. Hence the name Gaijin, which is Japanese for foreigner, or to be more precise: “outsider”, with very negative connotations. The first issue features articles which are partly translated into Mandarin, Japanese,
Hebrew, German and Afrikaans, while the cover is nicely highlighted with a spotlight coating. This issue contains pieces on: Eddie Huang, Toshio Maeda, Abie Nathan, Markus Staiger and Trevor Noah, plus the white nightmare short story by French comic artist Jean Giraud aka Moebius.
GAIJIN #1 comes in an screen-printed pizza box and a stylish fair trade T-Shirt.