Founded in 1896, Shinchosha Publishing Company releases general literature, fiction, nonfiction, fine arts, philosophy, dictionaries, and Mangas. It also sponsors the Four Shincho Prizes (Shincho Yonsho), which include the Fantasy Novel award.

President Takanobu Sato runs the family-owned company in its fourth generation.

Key Company Developments 2012


Shinchosha shows continually declining revenues over the past 5 years. Profits are not reported.

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An average of 80 titles are translated into foreign languages per year.


In March 2007, the publisher launched Com2, Japan's first monthly digital subscription magazine to be distributed through mobile phones. The monthly subscription fee is 350 JPY. According to Shinchosha, English and Chinese versions of the magazine were planned for the future. The magazine is available for online subscription via eBookJapan.

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