depends on how you want to get them really, you can probably call a Kinokuniya in America, or you could maybe get them through fujisan.com.... or yes, proxy (F+E is a very heavy magazine, so shipping is a kilo per)... sometimes Amazon even offers subscriptions to Japanese magazines. SOmetimes you can track down scans in zip files on the internet, but they're not always very good magazines and not the ones I really mentioned most of the time. The scans are done in China and hosted on Chinese sites I think, so some of the choices tend to be more street-y than people here would probably like... there's a thread on sufu with updated links to magazine scans you can down. If you are paying twice the cover price outside of Japan, that's a pretty good rate. Shipping is expensive to get those issues somewhere on time. The inverse is living in Asia and trying to buy an American or European magazine at an import bookstore - they are like $20-30 and so much thinner and smaller than a Japanese magazine, which is like a catalog.