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- Company name:
- SHOGAKUKAN Inc.
- August 8, 1922
- 147 million yen
- Representative director & president:
- Masahiro Oga
- Business operations:
- Magazine & book publication, etc.
- Sales volume:
- 106.4 billion yen (Fiscal year ended February 2013)
- 731 (as of February 1, 2015)
Shogakukan, founded in 1922, began by launching learning magazines targeting elementary school children. Currently, while expanding from childrenfs magazines to the general magazine field, it has also become a general publishing company with a book division that releases picture books, pictorial guides, dictionaries, encyclopedias, literary works, etc.