Message from the President

We will make significant and strong move
towards the next generation.

Ever since 1911, when Tosho Printing Company was founded, we have always strived deliver products and services leveraging our printing skills in order to meet our customer needs.

Though we have been mainly offering services in printing and processing books and magazines in “publication printing”, and catalogues, brochures and POP ads in “commercial printing”, we have in the recent years, exploring new business opportunities in the digital fields where we can leverage our advanced printing technologies and produce multimedia products. In addition, we are strategically strengthening our synergies between our Planning department and Manufacturing department, to offer high quality products to our valued customers, in factories equipped with advanced FA(Factory Automation) system and facilities.
Moreover, we are prioritizing environmental and safety activities to meet high expectations from the society. Tosho Printing is honored to celebrate its 100th anniversary. Our mission is “Contribute to cultural and social development, based on our own management policy which is trusted and appreciated by all customers.”
Based on this mission, we will continue to do our best to increase our corporate value. Tosho Printing will strive to do its best as a corporate citizen into the future. We appreciate your sincere support and understanding.


Kazuaki Kawada

Kazuaki Kawada

Corporate Philosophy

Each of us
as a player in this communication industry
using printing technology as our core skill
shall contribute to cultural and social development
through our highly trusted and fully appreciated management
which shall benefit all our valued customers

Corporate Creed

Customer satisfaction
Each of us
shall offer technology, quality and service with intensity and integrity
which shall bring high customer satisfaction

Fair corporate activity
Each of us
taking the protection of environment and natural resources into consideration
shall perform social responsibilities with a global point of view
which leads to fair corporate activity

Creative business activity
Each of us
shall challenge unlimited possibilities
and make all information valuable
which is the result of our creative business activity

Continual development of the company
Each of us
shall respect and maximize the potential of each other, and achieve our goals
which will enhance our corporate standing and promote continual
development of the company


  • Company name
    Tosho Printing Company, Limited
  • Head office
    3-10-36, Higashi-jujo, Kita-ku, Tokyo 114-0001, Japan
  • Founded
    March 17th, 1911
  • Established
    March 17th, 1943
  • President
    Kazuaki Kawada
  • Capital
    13,898 million yen
  • Financial performance
    (Consolidated as of March 31st, 2017)
    Revenue: 53,842 million yen
    Operating income: 283 million yen
    Ordinary income: 788 million yen
  • Accounting period
  • Shares listed in
    Tokyo (1st Section) since May 16th, 1949
  • Number of employees
    1,529 (as of March 31st, 2017)

Business Activities

1. Delivery of platemaking, printing and bookbinding services, related process work, and the sales of these services.
2. Planning, development, production and sales of e-publication and digital contents.
3. Planning, editing, production and sales of advertisement and audio-visual aids and lease of these products.
4. Delivering contract work of processing commercial transactions, responding to product and service inquiries, purchase order processing and related data processing through internet and other electronic media. Also planning, development and the operation of such system.
5. Planning for event and exhibition, production of display items, design, construction and display of electrical decoration, and the operation of such event and exhibition.
6. Planning and operation of academic and business seminars, and the operation of tutoring schools.
7. Publishing, translating and editing related operations.
8. Broadcasting business including contract based work and advertisement business compliant with the Telecommunications Business Law and the Broadcasting Act.
9. Planning, development, production and sales of educational document materials, tools and related electronic devices.
10. Sales and lease of printing related devices.
11. Sales and lease of electrical appliances, precision mechanical equipment, video equipment, audio equipment, telecommunication equipment and computers and their related parts.
12. Filling and packing, manufacture and sales, and import and export of cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and other chemical products, medical devices, processed paper, wooden products, fiber products, metal products, arts and crafts, foods, alcohol and other beverages, cigarettes, sports goods, toys, entertainment goods and household goods.
13. Obtain, transfer and receive permission of intellectual properties.
14. Sale, rent, brokerage and management of real estate.
15. Works in the field of social, medical, welfare and nursing care.
16. Collection, logistics and handling / reproduction of industrial and general waste, and the sales of reproduced items from such waste.
17. Planning and consultation for client warehousing, packing and logistic business.
18. Customs broker and freight forwarder for land, sea and air transportation.
19. Travel agency and sales of antique products.
20. Contracted research, development and consulting works related to the above businesses.
21. Other operations related to the the above businesses.

Group Companies

Kansai Tosho Printing Company, Limited

Contracted printing operations of daily papers for a major newspaper companies in the Kansai area with three printing facilities, that offer large lot production and reliable quality.

  • President
    Toru Ito
  • Established
    October 19th, 1982
  • Capital
    30 million yen
  • Head office
    1-7-1, Yokoe, Ibaraki city, Osaka 567-0865, Japan

Gakko Tosho Company, Limited

Publishing school text books and materials for elementary and junior high schools. Great stock of knowledge and experience in education business. Started handling digital materials in the recent years.

  • President
    Norio Nakajima
  • Established
    May 20th, 1948
  • Capital
    50 million yen
  • Website
  • Head office
    3-10-36, Higashi-jujo, Kita-ku, Tokyo 114-0001, Japan


  • 1911 March

    Established Kawaguchi printing factory, with a strong belief that printing business has a responsibility to develop the culture, grow the economy and is an important industry for the transmission of public information

  • 1946 March

    Signated from the Ministry of Finance and started to print paper money in our factory (until 1949)

  • 1947 September

    Changed the company name to Tosho Printing Company Limited

  • 1948 May

    Established Gakko Tosho Company Limited and made entry to school text book printing business

  • 1949 May

    Listed share on the Tokyo stock exchange

  • 1954 November

    Haramachi factory opened. This factory enabled one-stop production of platemaking to printing and binding (current Numazu factory)

  • 1970 March

    Signed a business collaboration contract with Toppan Printing Company Limited

  • 1982 October

    Established Kansai Tosho Printing Company Limited

  • 1993 October

    Numazu factory awarded “PM excellent business office” from Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance

  • 1999 September

    Kawagoe factory opened

  • 2001 November

    Kansai Tosho Printing Company Limited Kobe factory opened (as a daily newspaper printing factory)

  • 2003 May

    Kawagoe factory and Numazu factory received ISO14001 certification

  • 2003 Septembe

    Kawagoe factory received “Award of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry” as the most environmentally superior factory presented by Japan Federation of Printing Industries

  • 2004 April

    Kansai Tosho Printing Company Limited Kyoto factory opened (as a daily newspaper printing factory)

  • 2006 March

    Received a Privacy Mark certification

  • 2006 May

    Numazu factory received FSC-COC certification

  • 2007 May

    Joined Japan Waterless Printing Association(Butterfly Logo available)

  • 2008 March

    Kawagoe factory received “Saitama Environment Award Sai no Kuni Eco-Up Grand Prize” as an eco-friendly factory in Saitama prefecture

  • 2009 November

    New head office building completed in Kitaku Higashi-jujo

  • 2011 March

    Celebrated the 100th anniversary

  • 2011 April

    Kansai Tosho Printing Company Limited Ibaraki factory opened (as a daily newspaper printing factory)

  • 2011 May

    Entire company received PEFC-COC certification