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Iwanami Shoten

Japanese publishing company

Iwanami Shoten, Publishers (株式会社岩波書店, Kabushiki Gaisha Iwanami Shoten) is a Japanese publishing company in Tokyo. Iwanami Shoten was founded in 1913 by Shigeo Iwanami. Its first major publication was the Natsume Sōseki novel Kokoro in 1914. It is known for scholarly publications, editions of classical Japanese literature, dictionaries, and high-quality paperbacks. Since 1955, it has published Kōjien, a single-volume Japanese dictionary widely considered authoritative. Its head office is at Hitotsubashi 2–5–5, Chiyoda, Tokyo.
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