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Tohan Corporation is a leading company in the distribution of publications that connects nationwide bookstores and publishers since our establishment in 1949.

Approximately 71,000 new books and 3,400 periodicals are released onto the market every year. Tohan is continually striving to streamline distribution and build an efficient sales system. In addition to books, magazines and comics, we have expanded to handle and sell a wide variety of products such as CDs, DVDs, stationery and miscellaneous goods.

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Export of Japanese Books and Magazines

We mainly export and sale Japanese books, magazines, comics, stationary and miscellaneous goods to overseas bookstores, distributors and overseas branches of Japanese bookstores.

They are also purchased as book collections by university libraries and research facilities.

Overseas Events Operations

We support the overseas business development of Japanese content and the internationalization of Japanese companies with a track record over many years in product export, copyright brokerage and various event support offices.

Every year, we take part of Japanese exhibitor’s secretariat for the TIBE (Taiwan International Book Exhibition), the BIBF (Beijing International Book Exhibition), JAPAN EXPO PARIS (the largest convention on Japanese popular culture in the world outside Japan) and organize Japan Pavilion at the Frankfurt Book Fair in collaboration with JBPA (Japan Book Publishers Association).

Sale of Imported Books and Magazines

We import foreign books and magazines from the U.S., the U.K., China, South Korea and other countries. We then sell these publications to bookstores in Japan. In particular, we import a wide lineup of Chinese and Korean books to meet the various needs of regional/educational institutions and language learners.

Copyright Agency Services

We deal with Japanese and overseas publishers by taking advantage of our more than 30 years of experience as a copyright agent. With more than 2,000 copyright agreements every year, we are also actively involved in brokering electronic distribution-related copyrights, introducing foreign works to Japanese publishers and dealing with character commercialization agreements.