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  • Shinchosha Publishing Co., Ltd. 新潮社 Publishers' Corner

    Address:71 Yaraicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8711

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    Shinchosha Publishing Co., Ltd. is one of the oldest publishing houses in Japan. It has contributed to the development of modern literature since the Meiji era, having published both Japanese and foreign classics in the inexpensive Shincho Bunko paperback format for nearly 100 years. Shinchosha has published many books by Nobel Prize winners and candidates including Kobo Abe, Yasunari Kawabata, Kenzaburo Oe, and Haruki Murakami. Shukan Shincho, the first weekly magazine by a Japanese publishing company, has challenged taboos and surprised readers with scoops since it first appeared 55 years ago, and enjoys a huge readership today. Shinchosha began exporting translations 15 years ago; though active mainly in the Asian market, it is gradually expanding its activities into a wider area including Europe. Around 80 Shinchosha titles are translated into foreign languages every year, with the number increasing annually.

  • Shinkoh Igaku Shuppan 新興医学出版社

    Address:6-26-8 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033

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    Since its founding in 1974, Shinkoh Igaku Shuppan Co. has focused on publishing books and periodicals in the medical fields. The company publishes the monthly Modan fijishan (Modern Physician), targeted primarily at internists, along with a regular stream of new medical books, with a list totaling approximately 650 titles as of March 2013. It also prints academic society bulletins under contract, and produces a variety of assessment and training kits. Fields associated with the keywords "psychiatric medicine," "brain," and "the mind" have recently seen an uptick in new titles.

  • Shinkyo Publishing Co., Ltd. 新教出版社

    Address:9-1 Ogawa-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0814 

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    Shinkyo Publishing Co. has a strong track record in Japan as a publisher of Christian books and theology, with nearly 2,500 titles released to date. The company played a path-breaking role in introducing Japanese readers to the works of such theologians as John Calvin, John Wesley, Karl Barth, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Rudolf Bultmann, Paul Tillich, and Jürgen Moltmann. It has established itself as an ecumenical publisher of books relating not only to Protestantism but to Catholicism and Orthodoxy as well, and has also given attention to feminist theology and to new theological currents that have been emerging in Asia.

  • Shobunsha Co., Ltd. 晶文社

    Address:1-11 Jinbocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0051
  • Shodensha Inc. 祥伝社

    Address:3-3 Kanda-jinbocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8701
  • Shogakukan Inc. 小学館 Publishers' Corner

    Address:2-3-1 Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8001
    Subjects:Books, Magazines, Manga

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    Shogakukan Inc. was founded as a publishing house specializing in educational magazines for elementary-school children and teachers. The company's range of publications gradually expanded to magazines for preschoolers, general magazines, and books (including picture books, dictionaries, and encyclopedias). It then gained distinction as one of the country's major publishers of manga comics. Shogakukan began to issue Weekly Shonen Sunday, the company's first weekly manga magazine, in 1959. Thereafter, Shogakukan launched a variety of manga magazines targeting pre-adolescent boys and girls, teenagers, and adults. The year 1969 saw the birth of Doraemon, one of Japan's most famous cartoon characters, to be followed by others such as Pokemon, Hamtaro, InuYasha, and Detective Conan. Shogakukan has also achieved success with its fashion and lifestyle magazines, including CanCam, Oggi, and BE-PAL. Currently publishing 17 different manga magazines, Shogakukan sells some 120 million copies every year in this category alone. As the publisher of numerous non-manga magazines and books as well, it is one of Japan's most prominent general publishing houses today.

  • Shokokusha Publishing Co., Ltd. 彰国社

    Address:8-21 Tomihisa-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0067

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    Since its founding in 1932, Shokokusha Publishing Co. has established itself as a publisher of books relating primarily to architecture. The company went public in 1965. Before the war, Shokokusha focused on books about structures designated as national treasures and important cultural assets. In the years following the war, in response to growing demand, it expanded into contemporary architecture. The company today maintains a list of over 3,000 titles contributing to the development and growth of the architectural field, including such multivolume compendia as Kenchiku-gaku taikei (Compendium of Architecture), Sekai no gendai kenchiku (World’s Contemporary Architecture), and Doboku kogaku taikei (Compendium of Civil Engineering); numerous dictionaries and other references, such as Kenchiku daijiten (Encyclopedia of Architecture and Building); and works by a broad spectrum of practicing architects and scholars of architecture. All those engaged in designing the buildings and homes of tomorrow in Japan look to Shokokusha as one of the country’s foremost publishers of books in their field.

  • Showado 昭和堂

    Address:Kyodai Nogakubumae, Kitashirakawa, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8224
  • Shueisha Inc. 集英社

    Address:2-5-10 Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8050
    Subjects:Books, Magazines, Manga