Home (日本語)


+By article
+By author
+By issue
+By language
+By location
+By topic
+By year
+Random article
+What links here

Sister Sites

+Mind the Gap
+Portable Alien

Tsukuba Info

+City Hall
+Tsukuba Map
+Tsukuba Orientation
+Tsukuba Wiki

Support AT

+Advertise on AT
+Buy AT stuff
+Donate to AT
+Submit an article
+Take a survey

For Staff

+AT Workspace


+Contact us


If you are interested in advertising in the Alien Times magazine or website, please read the conditions below and contact us.


Placing an Ad in the Alien Times Magazine

  • 11 printed issues per year (no issue in August)
  • Distribution 1,000
  • Printed in black and white (no colour)
  • Sponsorship referenced in web version (between 15,000 and 17,000 hits per month)
  • Your choice of sizes (Note: 1/16 page is only large enough for outline and print - no graphics)
  • Minimum contract 6 months
  • First month due at time of order, additional payments due 1st day of each month
  • If you pay for a one year contract in advance, you will receive a 10% discount

Featuring an Ad on the Alien Times Website

In addition to the regular "Google Ads" (see right), we put an ad from a local sponsor at the bottom of each of our pages. Ads show up in random order. See a list of our current sponsors.

Design and Translation

  • Advertisers should submit ready-to-print ads that do not violate copyright in any way (including copyright related to both text and images)
  • Advertisers who cannot provide a ready-to-print ad can choose to have one designed by the Alien Times volunteer staff for a fee of 3000 yen.
  • Ads can be re-designed during a contract period for an additional fee (minimum 1500 yen).
  • Ads can be written in English or Japanese, or both. Advertisers can ask an Alien Times volunteer staff member to translate an ad into English or Japanese. The fee for translation is the same as the monthly rate of the ad size, so translating a 3/4 page ad would cost 5,500 yen.



Page SizeMeasurementMonthly Rate11 Months Paid in Advance
    (10% Discount)
Full Page (Black)7.5 x 1119.05 x 27.946,50064,350
3/4 Page (Red)7.5 x 819.05 x 20.325,50054,450
1/2 Page (Blue)7.5 x 5.2519.05 x 13.384,50044,550
1/4 Page (Green)3.5 x 5.258.89 x 13.383,50034,650
1/8 Page (Purple)3.5 x 2.258.89 x 5.762,50024,750
1/16 page (Orange)1.5 x 2.253.71 x 5.761,50014,850
Community Ads3.5 x 2.25 (max)8.89 x 5.76 (max)n/a3,000

Community ads are ads for non-profit community groups and events. This special rate allows groups to have a continuing presence in the Alien Times magazine. (The amount is a suggested donation and may be waived by the editors.)

Contract and Payment

Pick the length of your contract, the size of your ad, and your chosen rate (monthly or yearly). Please confirm with us before making the payment.

Payments should be made to:

Bank: Joyo Bank
Branch: Kenkyu Gakuen Toshi Shiten
Account No: 7259017 (futsu)

Payment for the first month is due at time of order. Additional payments are due on the 1st day of each month.

Ninomiya 1-6-2
Ninomiya House
Alien Times Post Box