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  • Kadokawa Corporation KADOKAWA Publishers' Corner

    Address:5F, Kadokawa Daihonsha Building, 2-13-3 Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8177
    Website:www.kadokawa.co.jp
    Contact:www.kadokawa.co.jp/help/

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    Kadokawa Corporation began as a full-service publisher of books in 1945, and went public in 1954. Since that time, the company has grown into a broad-based media company that produces feature films, computer games, and other digital and multi-media content in addition to books. The company’s traditional book operations span the full spectrum of genres, from dictionaries and other reference titles to general interest nonfiction, entertainment and literary fiction, manga as well as prose works targeted at young adults, and so forth. In particular, Kadokawa Shoten is Japan’s leading publisher of “light novels,” the distinctively Japanese category of fiction targeted primarily at teens.

  • Kadokawa Haruki Corporation 角川春樹事務所

    Address:5F, Italian Cultural Institute of Tokyo, 2-1-30 Kudan-minami, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0074
    Website:www.kadokawaharuki.co.jp/
    Founded:1995
  • Kagaku-Dojin Publishing Co., Inc. 化学同人

    Address:Yanaginobanba-nishiiru, Bukkoji-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8074
    Phone:075-352-3373
    Website:www.kagakudojin.co.jp/
    Founded:1954

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    Kagaku-Dojin Publishing Co. was founded in 1954 for the purpose of issuing a monthly scientific journal titled Kagaku (Chemistry). The new enterprise was capitalized jointly by Professors Munio Kotake (who named the company) and Ryutaro Tsuchida of Osaka University; Professors Ichiro Sakurada and Ryohei Oda of Kyoto University; Professors Minoru Imoto and Takashi Kubota of Osaka City University; and the first two presidents of the company, Toshiaki Sone and Teiichi Ueshita. The journal has grown and flourished over the years, with its 750th issue slated to appear in late 2013. In addition, the company publishes occasional supplements to the journal focused on individual topics under the Bessatsu Kagaku (Additional Volume of Chemistry) imprint, as well as a now-extensive backlist of books ranging across the full spectrum of scientific disciplines. Since its earliest days, Kagaku-Dojin has made “quality content and ease of understanding” its motto and has chosen not to be driven solely by the pursuit of profit. Rather, it places priority on publishing books that contribute to the advancement of scientific knowledge and disseminating that specialized knowledge to the general public.

  • Kaibundo Publishing Co., Ltd. 海文堂出版

    Address:2-5-4 Suido, Bunkyo-ku Tokyo 112-0005
    Phone:03-3815-3291
    Website:www.kaibundo.jp/
    Founded:1914
    Contact:hanbai@kaibundo.jp
  • 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/
  • Kanki Publishing Inc. かんき出版

    Address:4-1-4 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083
    Phone:03-3262-8011
    Website:www.kankidirect.com/np/index.html
    Founded:1977
    Contact:info@kanki-pub.co.jp
  • Kansai University Press 関西大学出版部

    Address:3-3-35 Yamate-cho, Suita-shi, Osaka 564-8680
    Phone:06-6368-0238
    Website:www.kansai-u.ac.jp/Syppan/index.php
  • Kashiwashobo Publishing Co., Ltd. 柏書房

    Address:2-15-13 Hongō, Bunkyō-ku, Tokyo 113-0033
    Phone:03-3830-1891
    Website:www.kashiwashobo.co.jp/
    Founded:1970
    Contact:eigyo@kashiwashobo.co.jp

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    Since its founding in 1970, Kashiwashobo has published books for both the specialist and the general reader in a broad range of fields, including history, the social sciences and humanities, contemporary nonfiction, architecture, and the arts. The company also publishes a richly varied lineup of pictorial books, illustrated guides and handbooks, as well as dictionaries and other references. In recent years, translated fiction has become an additional area of emphasis.

  • Kawade Shobo Shinsha, Publishers 河出書房新社 Publishers' Corner

    Address:2-32-2 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0051
    Phone:03-3404-1201
    Website:www.kawade.co.jp
    Founded:1925
    Subjects:fiction, nonfiction, how-to
    Contact:www.kawade.co.jp/faq

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    Kawade Shobo Shinsha is a publishing company that boasts a long history stretching back to 1886. Kawade is active in publishing across many genres, including literature, the humanities, social science, art, how-to books, children's books, and the quarterly journal Bungei. The Bungei Prize, which was established in 1962, honors literature from new authors that got their start in Bungei, and it is now considered a gateway to success for new writers in Japan. It has produced numerous authors who have both skill and talent, such as Amy Yamada (Bedtime Eyes) and Risa Wataya (Install).

  • Keio University Press 慶應義塾大学出版会

    Address:2-19-30 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8346
    Phone:03-3451-6926
    Website:www.keio-up.co.jp/np/index.do
    Founded:1947
  • Keiso Shobo 勁草書房

    Address:2-1-1 Suido, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-0005
    Phone:03-3814-6861
    Website:www.keisoshobo.co.jp
    Founded:1970
    Contact:www.keisoshobo.co.jp/contact
  • Kenpakusha Co., Ltd. 建帛社

    Address:4-2-15 Sengoku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-0011
    Phone:03-3944-2613
    Website:www.kenpakusha.co.jp/np/index.html
    Founded:1959

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    Founded in 1959, Kenpakusha has established itself as a trusted publisher of academic books, including textbooks and learning aids for university, junior college, and technical college students, as well as a variety of other specialized titles. The company has continued to expand the scope of fields in which it publishes year by year.

    The character paku (or haku) in the name of the firm refers to woven silk fabric. It was chosen as part of the name not simply to evoke a fine piece of cloth, but as a reference to ancient Chinese silk manuscripts, which have lasted for hundreds or thousands of years as a medium of transmission from person to person. In the spirit of these manuscripts, the company strives to publish quality books that make a lasting impact on the advancement of scientific knowledge.

  • Kin-no-Hoshi Sha Co., Ltd. 金の星社 Publishers' Corner

    Address:1-4-3 Kojima, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0056
    Website:www.kinnohoshi.co.jp
    Founded:1919
    Contact:www.kinnohoshi.co.jp/form/index.html
  • Kobunsha Co., Ltd. 光文社 Publishers' Corner

    Address:1-16-6 Otowa, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8011
    Website:www.kobunsha.com
    Founded:1945
    Contact:rights@kobunsha.com

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    Since its launch in 1945, Kobunsha has established itself as a leading publisher in Japan. Among our various publications, Kappa Books, an educational library of nonfiction books first published in 1954, has won broad support from the public. Kappa Novels, a library that has produced a number of groundbreaking bestsellers, such as Points and Lines by Seicho Matsumoto and Japan Sinks by Sakyo Komatsu, is recognized as one of Japan’s outstanding imprints. With an aim towards promoting mystery novels, we established the Kobun Foundation in 1994, which has produced many talented writers as well as awarding a Grand Prize for Best Mystery Novels annually.

    As for magazines, we have brought out Josei Jishin (Women’s Self), the earliest weekly magazine to focus on the improving status of women in Japan. We also launched JJ, a monthly Japan-centered fashion magazine for women that does not imitate Western culture. Kobunsha has also been a pioneer in new markets, producing magazines such as CLASSY., VERY, STORY, and HERS, which emphasize the viewpoints of readers.

    In February 2009 we launched our Subsidiary Rights Division (renamed the Contents Business Division in 2013) to further expand our copyright business in regions of Asia such as China and South Korea, as well as Western countries. We have an agreement with Chinese publishers to export magazines such as CLASSY., STORY, and Gainer. We are also working in the content business, including film adaptations.

  • Kodansha Ltd. 講談社

    Address:12-21 Otowa 2-chome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8001
    Phone:03-5395-3574
    Website:www.kodansha.co.jp
    Founded:1909
    Subjects:Books, Magazines, Manga
    Contact:info@kodansha.co.jp
  • Koguma Publishing Co., Ltd. こぐま社

    Address:1-43-5 Sekiguchi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8666
    Phone:03-3202-9438
    Website:www.kogumasha.co.jp/
    Founded:1966
    Contact:www.kogumasha.co.jp/otoiawase/index.html
  • Komine Shoten 小峰書店 Publishers' Corner

    Address:4-15 Ichigaya-daimachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0066
    Website:www.komineshoten.co.jp
    Founded:1947
    Contact:www.komineshoten.co.jp/form/index.html
  • Kosei Publishing Co., Ltd. 佼成出版社

    Address:2-7-1 Wada, Suginami-ku, Tokyo 166-8535
    Website:www.kosei-shuppan.co.jp
    Founded:1966
    Contact:www.kosei-shuppan.co.jp/contact/

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    Kosei Publishing Co. was founded in 1966 to facilitate the broader dissemination of Buddhist thought. In the years since, it has been making the appeal of Buddhism known to a large readership through books that examine Buddhist thought from many different perspectives in easy-to-understand critiques and commentaries.

    The 15-volume Shin Ajia Bukkyo-shi (A New History of Buddhism in Asia) represents a new standard for treating the history of Buddhism. Alongside such major undertakings, the company publishes a wide range of other books on Buddhist writings, religion, education, social welfare, health and other subjects.

    The company has also published over 300 books for children. Targeting readers from age zero through senior high school, these titles include picture books, storybooks and literature, nonfiction, and philosophical essays. The picture book Nani o tabete kita no? (What Did You Eat?) has continued to sell briskly as a reader favorite for over three decades since it was first published. A series of picture books by Yoko Imoto, as well as the Piyo-piyo (Cheep Cheep) series by Noriko Kudoh, have also garnered large numbers of loyal fans.

    Some Kosei children’s titles have been reprinted in school textbooks or adopted for classroom use. Kosei titles are also frequently included on reading lists and recommended book lists compiled by various schools and organizations.

  • Kousakusha 工作舎

    Address:2-4-12 Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-0072
    Phone:03-5155-8940
    Website:www.kousakusha.co.jp/
    Founded:1971
    Contact:jan@kousakusha.co.jp

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    Since its founding in 1971, Kousakusha has been crossing the boundaries between science, philosophy, religion, and art to bring an interesting mix of content to the intellectually curious, with illustrations and designs to match. Our success stories in the 1970s and 1980s include the Japanese editions of Fritjof Capra's The Tao of Physics, Lyall Watson's Lifetide, and James Lovelock's Gaia, followed in the 1990s by a selection from Comte de Buffon's Histoire Naturelle, the first complete translation of Goethe's Farbenlehre, and a ten-volume Leibniz anthology. Among our more recent publications is a highly acclaimed series on informatics and the brain, as well as several visual books.

  • Kouseikan Co., Ltd. 光生館

    Address:2-1-17 Otsuka, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-0012
    Phone:03-3943-3335
    Website:www.koseikan.co.jp/
    Founded:1942
    Contact:info@koseikan.co.jp

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    Founded in 1942 under the motto “To publish is to create,” Kouseikan made its early mark in the relatively undeveloped fields of domestic science/home economics and Chinese language/linguistics. The company continues to publish numerous titles in these fields today, but it has also expanded into psychology and teacher-training textbooks, books on a broad range of general-interest topics that extend from its domestic science/home economics background, and books relating to social welfare issues. Dedicated to the goal of “contributing to the enhancement of livelihoods and lifestyles,” Kouseikan strives to produce best-in-class books in every category of its publication program.

  • Kumon Publishing Co., Ltd. くもん出版

    Address:4-10-18 Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8617
    Phone:03-6836-0301
    Website:www.kumonshuppan.com/
    Founded:1988
  • Kuroshio Publishers くろしお出版

    Address:3-22-10 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033
    Phone:03-5684-3389
    Website:www.9640.jp/xoops/
    Founded:1948
    Subjects:Language, Education
  • Kwansei Gakuin University Press 関西学院大学出版会

    Address:1-155 Uegahara-ichiban-cho, Nishinomiya-shi, Hyogo 662-0891
    Phone:0798-53-7002
    Website:www.kwansei.ac.jp/press/
    Founded:1997
  • Kyodo News 共同通信社

    Address:Shiodome Media Tower, 1-7-1 Higashi-Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-7208
    Website:www.kyodo.co.jp/
    Founded:1972
  • Kyoritsu Shuppan Co., Ltd. 共立出版

    Address:4-6-19 Kohinata, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8700
    Phone:03-3947-2511
    Founded:1926

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    Kyoritsu Shuppan strives to be a leader in the publication of scientific books, always responding to the needs of the times. In recent years the company has enjoyed notable successes with new titles spanning a diversity of fields: mathematical science, information science, computer science, information technology, robotics, cognitive science, bioscience, ecology, and even finance.

    The company publishes the Japanese edition of Kernighan and Ritchie’s The C Programming Language, which is relied on by many programmers, students, and researchers as the bible of the C computer language; it has sold over 450,000 copies in the years since it first appeared, making it a long-term bestseller. The Japanese translation of Katz’s A History of Mathematics: An Introduction, regarded as the definitive history of mathematics to date, has also been well received. Other major titles include Kara zukai sugaku jiten (a translation of Fritz Reinhardt and Heinrich Soeder’s dtv-Atlas Mathematik), Kara zukai butsuri-gaku jiten (a translation of Hans Breuer’s dtv-Atlas Physik), Seitai-gaku jiten (Encyclopedia of Ecology), Shinka-gaku jiten (Encyclopedia of Evolution), Jinko chino-gaku jiten (Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence), Ninchi kagaku jiten (Dictionary of Cognitive Science), and Gengo shori-gaku jiten (Encyclopedia of Language Processing), all of which serve as vital resources in their fields.

  • Kyoto University Press 京都大学学術出版会

    Address:Yoshida South Campus, Kyoto University, 69 Konoe-cho Yoshida, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8315
    Phone:075-761-6182
    Website:www.kyoto-up.or.jp
    Founded:1989
    Subjects:Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences
    Contact:sales@kyoto-up.or.jp

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    Founded in 1989, Kyoto University Press is the publishing arm of one of Japan’s foremost centers of higher education and research. From general scholarly surveys to groundbreaking monographs by younger researchers, studies of Eastern and Western classics, and?of particular note?collaborations in English with academic presses throughout Asia and the Pan-Pacific, as well as projects making active use of electronic media, its many endeavors have earned the press recognition for the high quality of its services to meet today’s academic communication needs.

  • Kyouiku Gageki 教育画劇

    Address:5-17-15 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0051 
    Phone:03-3352-6621
    Website:www.kyouikugageki.co.jp/index.html
    Founded:1946
    Abbreviation:Kyoiku Gageki
  • Kyushu University Press 九州大学出版会

    Address:7-1-146 Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-0053
    Phone:092-641-0515
    Website:www.kup.or.jp
    Founded:1975
    Subjects:Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences
    Contact:info@kup.or.jp

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    Kyushu University Press was established in 1975 for the purpose of publishing scholarly works by professors and researchers at Kyushu University and other universities in Kyushu and its vicinity, including Okinawa. One of our unique characteristics is this same aggregation of academic institutions in the region, embracing 15 affiliated colleges and universities. We publish more than 30 new books annually and have a backlist of over 1,000 titles.