Iwanami Shoten

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

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

Iwanami Shoten was founded in 1913 by Shigeo Iwanami. Its first major publication was Natsume Sōseki's novel Kokoro, which appeared as a book in 1914 after being serialized in the Asahi Shimbun. Iwanami has since become known for scholarly publications, editions of classical Japanese literature, dictionaries, and high-quality paperbacks. Since 1955, it has published the Kōjien, a single-volume dictionary of Japanese that is widely considered to be authoritative.

Iwanami's head office is at Hitotsubashi 2–5–5, Chiyoda, Tokyo.[1]

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  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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