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:
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)

〈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.