The publishing industry is going through a deep renovation. Even though the numbers still appear to be quite positive, especially for the newspaper industry if compared to European or American ones, the downward trend has been continuing for some years now. Nonetheless, the ongoing ageing population of Japan might still represent an important form of clients for what the printed paper is concerned. On the other hand, the printed books are suffering from the rise of digital competition, such as eBooks and other platform for literary digital content.

Japan Book Publishers Association, An Introduction to Publishing in Japan 2017 – 2018, 2018
Japanese Publication Association, Announcement of the Publication for the 2018 Market Outlook, 2019 (Japanese website)

Table of Contents

  • Overview
  • Books & Magazines
    • Manuals
    • eBook
  • Newspapers
    • Advertisements
  • Printing Industry
  • Copyright & Trade
    • How to Buy Japanese Publications
    • How to Sell Your Publications in Japan
  • Financial Support and Subsidies for Translations and Publications
  • Annual Report
  • Further Reading
  • Relevant Organisations and Trade Fairs
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