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Springer Nature Group is represented in Japan by two companies, Springer Japan K.K. and Nature Japan K.K. Both companies started their activities in Japan in the 1980s. Currently, Springer Nature employs approximately 200 specialists in Japan in editorial, sales, marketing and production departments, as well as in custom media and healthcare services. Our local staff is responsible for worldwide business activities, providing services to authors and editors, institutions and societies. We conduct a wide range of activities, including publishing journals and books, sales and marketing of journals and books to individuals and institutions, advertising, sponsorship, custom publishing and media production services to promote the activities and research outcomes of research institutions and companies both domestically and internationally, and training services for researchers in writing and publishing journal articles.

Since its establishment in Japan, Springer has published more than 1300 books by top Japanese researchers in all academic fields. Nature Portfolio has also established an editorial office in Japan for Nature Photonics, one of the world's leading journals in photonics and optics.

Together with Springer, Nature Portfolio and open access journals such as BMC Journals, we also manage a total of 101 journals from Tokyo including 83 Japanese academic society journals (as of Feb 2021).

To facilitate access to cutting-edge scientific information, the website natureasia.com, which is available in Asian languages such as Japanese and Korean, provides information on Nature Portfolio publications as well as research abstracts and interviews with Japanese authors selected by the editors of the journal Nature and the Nature journals. Nature Digest is a Japanese language monthly magazine based on the news and feature article sections of Nature.

Nikkei Science, Inc., a joint venture between Scientific American, the oldest science magazine for the general public in the U.S., and Nihon Keizai Shimbun Inc., publishes Nikkei Science, a popular monthly science magazine for general readers.

Springer Healthcare's mission is to contribute to healthcare by supporting evidence-based information provision activities of pharmaceutical companies in Japan. By making use of Springer Nature's wealth of original content, including journals and books covering all areas of medicine and pharmacology, and its global network of offices around the world, we provide effective tools that meet the needs of each company.

As a global publisher, Springer Nature will continue to support the development of research, students, and professional fields, while providing flexible and high-quality services that meet the needs of countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Antoine Bocquet, PhD

Antoine Bocquet, PhD
CEO and Representative Director, Nature Japan K.K.

Company Outline
Company Name Nature Japan K.K.
Trading Name Springer Nature
Establishment May 1, 1987
Capital 10,000,000 Japanese Yen
CEO Antoine E. Bocquet, PhD
Address Shiroyama Trust Tower 5F
4-3-1 Toranomon
Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-6005, Japan
Tel: 03-4533-8050 Fax: 03-4533-8081
Related office Springer Japan K.K.
Shiroyama Trust Tower 5F
4-3-1 Toranomon
Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-6005, Japan
Tel: 03-4533-8050 Fax: 03-4533-8081
Our Business Publishes the Japanese print and electronic version of the scientific journal Nature. Production, promotion, and sales of scientific journals, books, and databases. Custom publishing, media production, advertising sales, etc..

We hereby announce that we have started publishing and commercial activities under the trade name "Springer Nature" (Registered Trademark) from March 1, 2016. For more details, please refer to "Notice of New Trademark ".

Springer Nature opens the doors to discovery for researchers, educators, clinicians and other professionals. Every day, around the globe, our imprints, books, journals, platforms and technology solutions reach millions of people. For over 175 years our brands and imprints have been a trusted source of knowledge to these communities and today, more than ever, we see it as our responsibility to ensure that fundamental knowledge can be found, verified, understood and used by our communities – enabling them to improve outcomes, make progress, and benefit the generations that follow.

Nature Japan K.K. is part of Springer Nature Group.

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