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THE NIKKAN KOGYO SHIMBUN

The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun aims to be guiding tool for those who work in the MONODZUKURI (manufacturing) industry, thereby contributing to the development of an affluent society. As an organization that advocates MONODZUKURI as the basis of nation building and development of human resources, we strive to earn the trust of our readers by providing high quality information that serves as a compass for those connected to the MONODZUKURI industry. In addition to developing science and technology, strengthening industrial competitiveness, and promoting small- and medium-sized enterprises, we raise the flag of societal contribution by providing necessary information for development of an affluent society through publishing Japan’s only comprehensive MONODZUKURI paper.

Company Name Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun Ltd.
(Business & Technology Daily News)
Establishment 1915
President Haruhiro Imizu
Head Office 14-1, Nihombashi Koami-cho,
Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-8548, Japan
Tel: 03-5644-7221
Capital \ 100,000,000-
Number of Employees 512 (As of April 1, 2008)
Line of Business Publishing Newspapers, Books, Free Papers, and Educational Materials
Organizing Trade Fairs and Seminars
Type of Newspaper Daily Newspaper, specialized in business and industry (Japanese language only)
Newspaper Subscriptions Approx. 422,600 (As of October 1,2007)
Major Trade Fairs Organized by the Company Auto Parts Production and System Solution Fair (APPS)
International Robot Exhibition (IREX)
Pan-Exhibition for Wash and Clean
Branches Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Seibu (Fukuoka), and 43 news offices
Affiliated Companies Nikkan Kogyo Advertising Inc.
Nikkan Kogyo Kansai Advertising Inc.
Nikkan Kogyo Service Center Inc.
NIkkan Kogyo Shimbun Information Center Inc.
Nikkan Kogyo Publication Inc.
Nikkan Kogyo Development Center Inc.
Brief History 1915: Established the company under the name Osaka Furutetsu Nippou.
1921: Changed name to Kogyo Shimbun.
1922: Changed name to Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun.
1940: Transferred its Head Office form Osaka to Tokyo.
1942: Merged with Chugai Shogyo Nippou.
1972: Published "Nippon Rettou Kaizou-ron (Building a New Japan)", bestseller of the year, written by Kakuei Tanaka, former Prime Minister.
1994: Launched "Metro Guide", Tokyo Subway System's free newspaper.
1999: Merged with Ryutsu Service Shimbun.