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  • Fukuinkan Shoten Publishers, Inc. 福音館書店

    Address:6-6-3 Honkomagome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8686
    Phone:03-3942-2151
    Website:www.fukuinkan.com/
    Founded:1952

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    Fukuinkan Shoten Publishers, Inc. has specialized in the publication of children's books and books about children since its founding in 1952. Two pioneering publications were Haha no tomo (Mothers' Companion), a monthly magazine about parenting launched in 1953, and Kodomo no tomo (Children's Companion), a monthly picture book for children started in 1956. The latter publication produced many popular picture books, including the Guri and Gura series by Rieko Nakagawa and Yuriko Yamawaki, and Mii-chan's First Errand and other works illustrated by Akiko Hayashi. These were joined in 1969 by Kagaku no tomo (Children's Science Companion), a monthly nonfiction picture book for young readers, the first of its kind. Today Fukuinkan publishes eight monthly picture books in both fiction and nonfiction, catering to different age groups, as well as a monthly magazine for parents. The company also publishes picture books and children's literature, both world-renowned works translated into Japanese and original publications. Popular titles in the latter category include the Anno's Journey series by Mitsumasa Anno, Kiki's Delivery Service by Eiko Kadono, and the Nature Photography series.

  • Iwasaki Publishing Co., Ltd. 岩崎書店

    Address:1-9-2 Suido, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-0005
    Phone:03-3812-9131
    Website:www.iwasakishoten.co.jp
    Founded:1934
    Subjects:Children's Books, Young Adult Books
    Contact:www.iwasakishoten.co.jp/ contact/

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    Iwasaki Publishing Co. releases approximately 160 new titles each year in a multitude of youth genres. Our specialty is children's books, but we have also published The Daily Rules to Raise Your Child series and Testing Your Fatherhood to help and support parental life. Our publications, which currently total some 1,500 titles, also include a series of children's reference books, complete collections of individual writers, and art books.

  • Kaisei-sha Publishing Co., Ltd. 偕成社

    Address:3-5 Ichigaya Sadohara-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8450
    Website:www.kaiseisha.co.jp
    Founded:1936
    Contact:www.kaiseisha.net/contact/
  • Rironsha 理論社

    Address:5F, YK Surugadai Building, 1-7-10 Kanda-Surugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0062
    Website:www.rironsha.com
    Founded:1947

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    Rironsha was born in 1947, shortly after the end of World War II, out of a desire to plant new seeds for the future in the ravaged earth of war-torn Japan. The seeds soon sprouted and blossomed into a garden of children's literature, which has nurtured the minds of many new generations of boys and girls in the years since.

    As the 20th century wound down, the cold war between East and West came to an end, but now in the 21st century, Japan and the world have entered an era of great change. The catastrophic earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011, has had the effect of calling into question our way of life, our values, and even our entire understanding of human civilization.

    In a direct reflection of these developments, our children's world is undergoing great changes as well. Living in an age of upheaval, children more than ever need that one special book through which they can experience the joy of life. It is from books that convey the wisdom and truths that people live by in fun and stimulating ways that they are most likely to gain this joy.

    The new Rironsha will carry on the fine traditions of the old in continuing to bring out such books, always looking to the future and to the world.