Iwanami Shoten

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Iwanami Shoten
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FounderShigeo Iwanami
Country of originJapan
Headquarters locationTokyo
Publication typesBooks
Official websitewww.iwanami.co.jp

Iwanami Shoten, Publishers (株式会社岩波書店, Kabushiki Gaisha Iwanami Shoten) is a Japanese publishing company in Tokyo.

Iwanami Shoten was founded in 1913 by Shigeo Iwanami. Its first major publication was the Natsume Sōseki novel Kokoro in 1914. It is known for scholarly publications, editions of classical Japanese literature, dictionaries, and high-quality paperbacks. Since 1955, it has published Kōjien, a single-volume Japanese dictionary widely considered authoritative.

Its head office is at Hitotsubashi 2–5–5, Chiyoda, Tokyo.[1]

Iwanami Shoten


  1. ^ "会社案内 Archived 2014-06-27 at the Wayback Machine." Iwanami Shoten. Retrieved on June 3, 2014. "【本  社】 〒101-8002 東京都千代田区一ツ橋2丁目5番5号" - Map in Japanese()

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