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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.

Management philosophy

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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.

Company profile

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Company Name THE NIKKAN KOGYO SHIMBUN,LTD.
(THE DAILY INDUSTRIAL NEWS)
President Haruhiro 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
Capital ¥100,000,000-
Number of Employees 523 (as of March,2017)
Branches Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Seibu (Fukuoka), and 41 news offices


History

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1915 Established the company under the name Osaka Furutetsu Nippou
1921 Changed name to Kogyo Shimbun
1922 Changed name to Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun
1942 Merged with Chugai Shogyo Nippou
1945 Revived as independent newspaper under the “Kogyo Shimbun” masthead
1950 Newspaper title changed to “Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun”
1955 Tokyo office becomes organizational hub and “Nihon Kogyo Kai” (Japan Industrial Association) established
1966 Printing commences in Osaka
1972 Printing commences in Fukuoka
Published "Nippon Rettou Kaizou-ron (Building a New Japan)", bestseller of the year, written by Kakuei Tanaka, former Prime Minister
1983 Use of N-CES, a new version of computerized typesetting, commences
1985 Corporate 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)
1990 New buildings constructed for the Osaka branch office, Nagoya branch office, and the Seibu branch office
1995 Launched "Metro Guide", Tokyo Subway System's free newspaper
1996 Website established
1997 First Japanese mass media organization to receive a Stratospheric Ozone Protection Awards from the U.S. Environment Protection Agency
2000 Merged with Ryutsu Service Shimbun
“News Wave 21,” the newspaper industry’s first email-based news service launched
2001 New generation of computer typesetting technology adopted
2004 Head office shifted to Nihombashi-Koami-cho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
2005 Hold 90th anniversary commemorative event “Sangyojin Matsuri”
2006 20,000th edition printed in December
2007 Conference for the Promotion of MONODZUKURI (now called MONODZUKURI Nippon Conference) launched
2009 Head office and Tokyo branch office acquire “ISO14001” accreditation
2010 Online edition for overseas markets launched
2012 Online edition for domestic market launched in April
2015 100th anniversary