|About Maruzen Publishing Co. Ltd
Maruzen Publishing Co. Ltd., formerly the publishing division of Maruzen Co., Ltd., was established on February 1, 2011.
Maruzen’s publishing division started off in 1872 with the publication of Hironobu Tsuchiya’s abridged translation of Shinyakuseiko (The efficacy of new drugs) by Maruya Publishing. Other titles—Kagaku-nikki (Chemistry diary; 1877), Butsuri-nikki (Physics diary; 1878), Shintaishiso (A collection of new-style poetry; 1882), and Manabi no tomoshibi (Light of learning; magazine first issued in 1897, the name of which was later changed to Gakuto [Light of learning])—followed, the company’s activities falling into step with Japan’s trajectory of westernization and modernization begun in the 1860s to bring the wisdom of successive ages to numerous readers thirsting for Western knowledge.
Today, Maruzen Publishing issues a comprehensive selection of Japan’s most representative manuals, dictionaries, technical tomes, university textbooks and web contents, principally in the fields of medicine, science and technology, thereby contributing to the development of science and technology. Maruzen Publishing’s business encompasses a wide range of operations: these include producing visual media products (videos and DVDs) in many different fields, from nursing, care for the sick and infirm, welfare, medicine and public health to physical education, art, psychology and business management, and acting as marketer and wholesaler for general agent merchandise from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the Open University of Japan. and others. The CHI Group’s vision is to become a corporate group creating knowledge and revolutionizing distribution. Maruzen Publishing, in its role as a creator of academic and educational content, will provide materials of interest in timely fashion in a wide variety of media and continue promoting knowledge to readers.
Maruzen Publishing will work hard to make this vision a reality, and we look forward to your support.
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