History

Feb. 6, 1984 Atsushi Asada established a publishing group with likeminded individuals in the area of Kyoubashi Station (Osaka Loop Line). The firm set out to plan and produce books for Kodansha Ltd. with only the starting capital of the founding entrepreneurs.
Aug. 22, 1986 The company was formally named the Gendai Jinbutsu Shoin Corporation having traded under the name of one of the company stockholders, Mr.Taichi Sakaiya.
April 1987 Yume Tawawa Ni (Laden with Dreams) by Haruko Mizutani became the first book published by the company.
May 1988 Yume Miru Zassoutachi (The Weeds of My Dreams) by Katsumi Katou is published. Over 50,000 copies are sold over the next five years.
September 1988 A contract was signed to provide editing and publication services for the Shinsaibashi Office of the Daimaru Department Stores.
Aug. 22, 1989 The company changed to its current name, the Shuppan Bunka Sha Corporation.
Sep. 1, 1989 A contract was signed to conduct editing and publishing services for the Daimaru’s Kobe Branch.
Dec. 1, 1989 The company moved its office to the 8th floor of the Nippou Building at 7-8 Lot 1, Tenma in the Northern District.
March 1990 A contract to provide editing and publishing services to the Daimaru’s Kyoto Branch is formalized.
August 1990 Ikiiki To Iki Yo (Excitement Gives Life) by Etai Yamada was published, going on to sell 100,000 copies in the next three years.
Jan. 6, 1991 After developing a specially-designed information security system, Shuppan Bunka Sha began offering corporate history publication services to its clients.
Apr. 1, 1992 One of the stockholders, Taichi Sakaiya, started a monthly cassette tape series entitled Jidai Wo Yomu Shiten (Views on Comprehending the World Today). The project net over 10 million yen in sales on its first run.
April 1992 The publication for the group Seiwajuku, chaired by the honored president of Kyocera, Kazuo Inamori, went into publication and continues production for the next 13 years.
May 11, 1992 Shuppan Bunka Sha opened an office on the 3rd floor of the Higashi Nihonbashi Building at 2-16-10 VIP, East Nihonbashi, Central District, Tokyo.
Apr. 1, 1993 Shuppan Bunka Sha was invited to coordinate a seminar on publishing corporate history by Sumitomo Business Consulting (currently SMBC). After participating in the event, Shuppan Bunka Sha reached an agreement with SMBC to collaborate on publishing in the future.
September 1993 The Asahi Newspaper Company's culture group based in Osaka invited Shuppan Bunka Sha to coordinate an event focused on corporate history. Shuppan Bunka Sha later came to an agreement with the Asahi Newspaper Company to collaborate on publishing projects in the future.
Oct. 1, 1993 The company's capital stock reached 10 million yen.
Apr. 1, 1994 A second monthly cassette release by Taichi Sakaiya entitled The 12 People Who Reshaped Japan began its publication (currently still being released in CD format).
Aug. 1, 1994 President of Kyocera Kazuo Inamori's Theory of Entrepreneurship and Management was put into publication by our company in CD and cassette tape format.
Oct. 15, 1994 Production and publication began on "Feb Review," a monthly CD/cassette released by Financial and Economic Analyst Tamisuke Matsufuji.
Apr.1, 1995 Shuppan Bunka Sha coordinated an event for Asahi newspapers based in Tokyo with similar objectives to the 1993 event with the Asahi Newspaper Company in Osaka. After the conclusion of the event, Shuppan Bunka Sha reached an agreement with the Asahi Newspaper Company in Tokyo to collaborate on publishing in the future.
Jan. 20, 1996 The Tokyo Office received a promotion and was relocated to a new office in the Imabun Building 1-3-5 Yanagi Bashi, Daitou District, Tokyo.
Feb. 6, 1996 The Osaka Head Office moved to a new location on the 8th floor of the Kasasagi Morinomiya Building at 1-14-2, Morinomiya Chuoh,Chuoh-ku.
Oct. 1, 1996 Shuppan Bunka Sha established its own webpage and began selling commercially available books and advertising its company history services to a wider audience.
May 16, 1998 The company's capital stock grew to 20 Million yen.
Jan. 16, 1999 Shuppan Bunka Sha picked up production of publications from the Mita publishing company (now a subsidiary of Kyocera Mita) after the company ceased operating in November 1998.
Feb. 1, 1999 Shuppan Bunka Sha sponsored a business seminar for managers by Munemichi Inoue (known as the prince of Economic Analysis) titled "What Economic Research Foresees."
Aug. 15, 2001 The Los Angeles local subsidiary of International Publishing and Planning Inc. (I.P.P.I.) was founded. This American subsidiary began trading copyrights for Japanese publications.
Sep. 19, 2001 I.P.P.I set up an office in Beijing, China and began trading publishing rights between Japan and China.
Feb. 1, 2002 Shuppan Bunka Sha received certification for ISO 14001, becoming Japan's fifth publisher to achieve this mark.
Feb. 11, 2004 The Tokyo Office was moved to the 9th floor of the Nitto building at 9-16 Asakusa-bashi, Daitou district, Tokyo.
Sep. 14, 2004 Shuppan Bunka Sha's capital stock reached 25 million yen.
July 28, 2006 The Tokyo Office moved to its current location to allow for expansion.
Jan. 26, 2007 In order to offer digitalized service for company history books, Shuppan Bunka Sha developed the "Web-shashi (Digital Corporate History)", and acquired certification of registered trademark.
Apr. 1, 2007 By this time, Shuppan Bunka Sha had produced approximately 360 commercially available books and 400 company history books. In addition to this, the company had catalogued a total of 19,172 years of corporate history.
June 23, 2007 The Osaka Head Office moved to its current location on the 8th floor of the Senba Grand Building 3-4-30 Kyutaro-machi, Chuoh district, Osaka.
Sep. 26, 2007 Shuppan Bunka Sha's total capital stock reaches 31 million yen.
Oct. 1, 2007 Shuppan Bunka Sha's Heritage Service Division reached a total of 20,441 years of corporate history catalogued.
Feb. 4, 2008 The beginning of the archive services within the Heritage Service Division, a specialized service to organize documents using our know-hows of organization of corporate history documents.
Feb. 9, 2008 Acquisition of the Certificate of Information Security Management System JIS Q 27001:2006 (ISO/IEC 27001:2005) for the Tokyo Head Office and Osaka Head Office.
Apr. 16, 2008 Shuppan Bunka Sha's total capital stock reached 50 million yen.
Mar. 24, 2009 Number of book publications reached 425, and cumulative number of years of corporate history published by Shuppan Bunka Sha reached 24,956.
March 2009 Shuppan Bunka Sha's Web-shashi was selected as a part of the Kansai IT Hyaku-sen (Top 100) of 2008.
April 2009 Began hiring new graduates, and the first class of graduates joins Shuppan Bunka Sha.
December 2010 Reached a total of 632 corporate history book orders and published a cumulative 31,641 years of corporate history.
Apr. 15, 2011 Establishment of the blog “The Road to Successful Long-Term Running Companies” by Atsushi Asada.
Sep. 1, 2011 Began plans to acquire ISO 9001 for corporate history production. Formulated ISO 9001 quality policy.
Sep. 5, 2011 Began consultation for the BCP Formulation Support Program. Established BCP program.
Oct. 20, 2011 Released digital book application and its first publication Uwaki-Otoko To Stōkā Wo Gyafun To Iwaseru Houhou (How to Get Back at Cheaters and Stalkers).
Sep. 10, 2012 The Heritage Service Division of the Tokyo Head Office and Osaka Head Office acquired the first and only ISO 9001 certification in Japan for corporate history production.
Oct. 26, 2013 Awarded the “Shuppan Bunka Sha Award,” or Award for Best Research Paper by a Newcomer, at the Business History Society of Japan for the first time.
May 7, 2013 Reached a cumulative of 40,000 years in corporate history publications.
Feb. 6, 2014 Shuppan Bunka Sha marked 30 years since its establishment.
Mar. 26, 2014 Shuppan Bunka Sha's total capital stock reached 60 million yen.

 

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