About Us


Why we started hanken tokyo

We started our business as a printing company more than 140 years ago, and since then we have been helping Japanese publishers print and distribute their books all over Japan. Now it's time to introduce their books to the wider world, where Japanese books often remain unseen. Let us share great Japanese books with you here on hanken tokyo!

Where does the name "Foreign Publishing Rights hanken tokyo" come from? Hanken means publishing rights in Japanese. We hope this website makes it easier for foreign publishers to connect to great content all year round and that Japanese hanken will spread around the globe from Tokyo. 



DNP’s history and how DNP expands our business

Since our founding as a publication printing company in 1876, Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (DNP) has expanded our business into a variety of fields by applying printing and information technologies. 

Now DNP is one of the largest comprehensive printing companies in the world, and we provide top-quality products and services for consumers and clients in Japan and around the globe. We hold the largest market share for many products globally, including optical films used for displays, metal masks used for organic EL displays, battery pouches for lithium-ion batteries and dye-sublimation photo media.

Regarding the Japanese publishing industry, we not only print and bind books and magazines but also handle a wide variety of businesses related to the entire content life cycle, from publication planning and production to distribution and marketing, including for digital content.  
If you would like to know more about DNP, please click here: https://www.dnp.co.jp/eng/ link_icon_blue.png