Corporate Profile

90 Years of Publications with NHK Broadcasts

In 1931, NHK Publishing, Inc. was established at the same time as NHK Radio 2 to provide textbooks for NHK Radio 2 programs.
NHK Publishing, Inc. continues to strive to meet the challenges and demands of the ever-changing and developing world of broadcasting.

Corporate Information

Corporate Name
NHK Publishing, Inc.
10-3, Udagawa-cho,
Shibuya-ku,Tokyo 150-0042,
Date Established
April 1, 1931
Capital Stock
64.8 million yen
Number of Employees
Total Sales
13.42 billion yen
[As of March 31, 2023]

Message from the President

President Takayuki Eguchi

The Joy of Learning for All People

We have written our corporate philosophy at the very beginning of our management plan starting from the fiscal year 2024.

Learning an unfamiliar language, expanding cooking repertoire, or gaining scientific knowledge. We believe that the joy of learning will move your heart, give you the power to live, and lead to creating an enriched society.

Since its establishment in 1931, NHK Publishing Inc. has been the only publishing company in the NHK Group to make and deliver books with reliable information, and to accompany each and every one of you in your entire life. We believe that this stance should never waver, no matter how drastically the environment surrounding us may change.

As a public broadcaster media, NHK's role in the future is to "provide a reference point in the information space" and "contribute to ensuring reliable pluralism" .We will play a part in this role by publishing quality books and providing a wide variety of contents and services.

Please continue to look forward to the "BOOKs" we make.

Business Information

Textbooks for NHK TV and radio programs are published prior to the programs’ broadcasts.
Clear explanations in the textbooks help viewers and listeners better understand the contents of the programs they are studying.
e-books and
Every month, over 40 titles, mostly of the textbooks for NHK programs, are published in e-form. At present there are over 900 e-book titles provided from NHK Publishing.
Some of these titles are offered worldwide through international e-bookstores such as Kindle, Zinio and others.
Books and
Our largest endeavor is to develop products related to NHK programs, such as special documentaries, the Taiga Saga drama series, as well as others.
Advertisement and
We handle advertisements for magazines including NHK textbooks and drama guidebooks. We also provide a wealth of NHK textbooks and other materials for companies and organizations. In addition, we offer other services which include customized
publishing, the making of pamphlets and brochures, and the creation of applications.
Translation Rights
We conduct business regarding the sale of translation rights for publication,
focusing on the markets in Europe, the United States, and Asia such as China,
South Korea and Taiwan.
Merchandise for Retail
Viewers and listeners can better appreciate and enjoy our programs with related goods and accessories sold through our company.
Music Publishing and
Copyright Management
We oversee copyright management and master licensing for theme music and tunes used in NHK programs as well as creating and distributing master data.