About Us


Kirihara Shoten is a publisher with a long tradition of excellence in the Japanese education market. We are fully committed to providing teachers and learners with the highest quality educational materials and services including textbooks authorized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, reference materials, workbooks, dictionaries, assessment programs and e-learning solutions.

Kirihara Shoten is a major player in the high school market, having one of the largest high school market shares of both the English Language teaching and Japanese Language teaching segments. We have been in existence for over 50 years and have earned a reputation for quality, innovation and service that is widely trusted and respected throughout the country.

With our broad selection of materials combined with our publication record, we will continue with confidence to offer educational materials and services that meet the learning needs of teachers and students across Japan.