As a newspaper providing comprehensive coverage of industrial matters, the Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, Ltd. has continually strived to contribute to the development of a more prosperous society.

The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, Ltd. is currently embarking on a new chapter. In November 2015 we joined the ranks of centenarian companies. Over the last 100 years we have stuck steadfastly to our principles of contributing to nation-building through industrial and technological progress, contributing to the development of Japanese science and technologies, working to strengthen competition in the industrial sector, and helping invigorate small- and medium-sized companies. While maintaining this proud tradition, we now aim to further enhance our function as an organization disseminating comprehensive industrial information, keeping the newspaper as our core medium, while applying fresh new perspectives in business areas such as digital media, exhibitions and events, publication, and education.

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  • Get to the heart of the issue and disseminate information that provides guidance to the industrial sector.
  • Focus on innovation in monodzukuri or manufacturing and contribute to the development of Japanese industry and technologies.
  • Value our employees, work hard to nurture them, and establish our competitiveness as a company.

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PresidentHaruhiro Imizu
Head Office〒103-8548
14-1, Nihombashi Koami-cho,Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-8548, Japan
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Main Phone Number(+81) 3-5644-7000
FAX(+81) 3-5644-7100
Number of Employees523 (as of March,2017)
BranchesTokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Seibu (Fukuoka), and 41 news offices


1915Established the company under the name TETSU SEKAI
1921Changed name to Kogyo Shimbun
1922Changed name to Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun
1942Merged with Chugai Shogyo Nippou
1945Revived as independent newspaper under the “Kogyo Shimbun” masthead
1950Newspaper title changed to “Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun”
1955Tokyo office becomes organizational hub and “Nihon Kogyo Kai” (Japan Industrial Association) established
1966Printing commences in Osaka
1972Printing commences in Fukuoka
Published “Nippon Rettou Kaizou-ron (Building a New Japan)”, bestseller of the year, written by Kakuei Tanaka, former Prime Minister
1983Use of N-CES, a new version of computerized typesetting, commences
1985Corporate identity established, new corporate emblem introduced, and masthead logo changed as part of 70th anniversary project.
“Nihon Kogyo Kai” (Japan Industrial Association), “Kogyojin Kurabu” (Industrialist Club), “Kansai Kogyojin Renmei” (Kansai Industrialist League), and “Nagoya Kogyojin Kurabu” (Nagoya Industrialist Club) organized into newly established national organization called “Nihon Kogyojin Kurabu Rengokai” (Japan Industrialist Club Federation)
1989“Nihon Kogyojin Kurabu Rengokai” (Japan Industrialist Club Federation) renamed “Nihon Sangyojin Kurabu Rengokai” (the Association of Japan Industrialists Club)
1990New buildings constructed for the Osaka branch office, Nagoya branch office, and the Seibu branch office
1995Launched “Metro Guide”, Tokyo Subway System’s free newspaper
1996Website established
1997First Japanese mass media organization to receive a Stratospheric Ozone Protection Awards from the U.S. Environment Protection Agency
2000Merged with Ryutsu Service Shimbun
“News Wave 21,” the newspaper industry’s first email-based news service launched
2001New generation of computer typesetting technology adopted
2004Head office shifted to Nihombashi-Koami-cho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
2005Hold 90th anniversary commemorative event “Sangyojin Matsuri”
200620,000th edition printed in December
2007Conference for the Promotion of MONODZUKURI (now called MONODZUKURI Nippon Conference) launched
2009Head office and Tokyo branch office acquire “ISO14001” accreditation
2010Online edition for overseas markets launched
2012Online edition for domestic market launched in April
2015100th anniversary