Founded in 1912, SEIBUNDO has spent more than a century focusing on the fields of science and technology which help society to develop and advance, and also on lifestyle and culture topics which enrich people’s lives. The Company has provided support for these areas through information communication and business activities in the field of publishing.
In recent years, SEIBUNDO has expanded its business activities to include special events, seminars, e-commerce and other areas outside of traditional publishing. Based on a desire to provide the content people demand and meet the needs of each and every valued customer through various formats and approaches, the Company endeavors to further expand its content-related business.
Through the publishing business, SEIBUNDO has continually produced easy-to-understand books and magazines that provide the information demanded by the times, to the people who need it. The Anglo-Japanese Conversation Manual (Nichibei Kaiwa Techo), for example, was published the very month that World War II ended in anticipation of Japanese society’s need for English conversation skills moving forward.
SEIBUNDO has a rich array of experience in the publishing of translated works. We have put out books in China, Taiwan, South Korea, the United States, France, Germany, Spain, Thailand, Vietnam and other parts of the world.
SEIBUNDO puts out more than 200 books annually and releases regular issues of 9 different magazines every year in a wide range of genres and categories including science, natural sciences, computers, agriculture, gardening, astronomy, art, handicrafts, cooking, lifestyle, flowers, pets, hobbies, children’s books/magazines, general educational materials, entertainment, and more.
With a central focus on workshops and discussion sessions, SEIBUNDO organizes a wide variety of events including exhibitions, package tours, and much more. As social infrastructure and services become increasingly digitalized, real-life experiences are more important than ever. In response, the Company actively delivers high-quality content through tangible, in-person experiences.
SEIBUNDO sells unique goods affiliated with books and magazines, as well as products created through collaborations with other companies. Leveraging planning capabilities and business networks built up through book-publishing experience in order to develop new products is just another way that the Company strives to communicate information to the world, which is why we are pursuing active expansion in this field.