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Company Profile

Though it is not possible for publications to solve the worldfs problems, they are capable of sowing small seeds that move peoplefs hearts in a positive direction. It is the task of publications to sow seeds that bear fruit in our lives and bloom as flowers. That is our philosophy.


Company name:
SHOGAKUKAN Inc.
Founded:
August 8, 1922
Capital:
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)
Employees:
731 (as of February 1, 2015)


〈Corporate History〉

Shogakukan, founded in 1922, began by launching learning magazines targeting elementary school children. Currently, while expanding from childrenfs 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.