About Eiji Press

Eiji Press, Inc. is a company committed to supporting the future of individuals, organizations, and society at large.

At the heart of our work lies the transformation that ensues. We constantly question, “What transformation will this book bring?” as we craft and deliver it. “For whom, and what kind of future, is this contributing to?” is what we ask when creating platforms. Through such endeavors, we aim to bolster movements aiming for better human-centric management, self-managing organization, innovation, business development, tackling global challenges, and individual behavioral changes.

A good business cannot be achieved without a good organization. At Eiji Press, we are committed to building self-managing, flexible organizations and fostering a work-friendly environment. Company-wide involvement in publishing, employee-led hiring, and the practice of mindfulness are some of our key activities. It's also noteworthy that almost all of our members joined us without prior experience in the publishing industry and hail from diverse backgrounds. We’ve adopted a fully-remote-working infrastructure, accommodating members who reside beyond our Tokyo-based office.

Founded in 1999 by Eiji Harada, an entrepreneur from a diverse professional background, Eiji Press has a history marked by experimentation and challenges. We have consistently pursued innovations, such as implementing the 'Book Fund' to enhance the freedom of publishing, upholding a policy of continuing publication (in order to deliver authors' messages for future readers), expanding overseas (like the establishment of the Eiji 21 entity in South Korea), jointly developing large-scale conferences and organizational development programs, and operating shared spaces.

As the world changes moment by moment, the publishing industry faces numerous shifts. While valuing the inherent worth of books and publishing, we strive to uncover new possibilities that bring them to life.

Our Values


Publishing for ChangeEmpowering the future of individuals, organizations, and society by making valuable ideas accessible to all.


Supporting someone else's dream propels our own dreams forward.


The reality we create with colleagues surpasses our personal ideals.

To us, publishing means making something accessible to everyone. More than just releasing books, it’s about making valuable ideas, as well as perspectives, challenges, visions, wishes, and hopes public – making them personal for each individual. And beyond that, we believe there is a future we all desire.

To us, work is about supporting others - spreading authors' messages, encouraging readers to act, assisting colleagues. Every act of support will lead to a brighter future.
With these convictions at heart, we aspire for both individuals and organizations to evolve and thrive.

To us, an organization is about producing something that transcends oneself. When colleagues with varied perspectives and sensibilities come together, a synergy is formed, crafting realities that one could never have imagined alone. We cherish the excitement, the thrill, and the mutual trust that comes from this collaborative effort.

Eiji Press, Inc. - Our Journey

Feb. 2024

Joind KAYAC Inc. group.

Mar. 2023

Began serving as the distribution partner for the publications of the "issue+design" social design project.

Oct. 2022

Began serving as the distribution partner for the publications of a new publisher in Karuizawa, "Asama-sha", as well as for the publishing venture of NPO Miratsuku.

Apr. 2022

Introduced the learning program "Learning Organization × Self-Management".

Aug. 2021

Became the distribution partner for the Japanese edition of the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR-J).

Apr. 2021

Supported the launch of "Ama no Kaze," a new publisher originating from a remote island in Shimane Prefecture, and took on the role of its distribution partner.

Jul. 2020

Launched the “Team Journey Supporter”, an organizational development tool, in collaboration with Gaiax and home‘s vi.

Mar. 2020

Transitioned to a full remote-work setup for all members of the company.

Sep. 2019

Hosted the organizational evolution conference “Teal Journey Campus”.

Jun. 2019

Celebrated our 20th anniversary with a week-long gratitude event.

Jun. 2019

Launched the ‘Eiji Press Monthly ABD (Active Book Dialogue)’ reading gathering, which transitioned online in 2020.

Aug. 2018

Opened membership-based shared space, EIJI PRESS Base.

Apr. 2018

Launched the web platform “Eiji Press Online”.

Jan. 2018

Published the Japanese edition of Reinventing Organizations by Frederic Laloux, titled Teal Soshiki (Teal Organization). The release garnered significant attention.

Dec. 2017

Established the title of Fellow as a new form of membership, with Mr. Fumio Iwasa being appointed as the first Fellow.

Apr. 2017

Eiji Harada (CEO), embarked on an “Shima-Ryugaku” program, a form of island-based learning and living experience, residing for an entire year in Ama Town, situated on Nakanoshima, a remote island within the Dōzen group in Shimane Prefecture.

Oct. 2016

Mourned the sudden loss of Daishi Iwata, who had been an active sales representative for a decade.

Mar. 2014

Transferred the business of our South Korean subsidiary, Eiji 21, to a local entity. Have since maintained a collaborative relationship with Eiji 21, particularly in the realm of translation publishing.

Dec. 2012

Established the Eiji Press Mirai (Future) Fund, supporting Katsuko Ishida in her medical education efforts in Congo.

Nov. 2012

Published Sekai-no Keiei-Gakusha-wa Ima Nani-wo Kangaete Irunoka (What Are World’s Management Scholars Thinking Now?) by Akie Iriyama, which gained wide attention.

Feb. 2012

Opened meeting space EIJI PRESS Lab.

Jun. 2011

Published Gakushu-suru Soshiki (The Learning Organization), the full translation of the revised edition of The Fifth Discipline by Peter M. Senge. The release garnered significant attention.

Mar. 2011

Produced the small booklet Saigaiji-no Kokoro-no Kea (Mental Care during Disasters), distributing 100,000 copies for free to disaster affected communities and their supporters.

Nov. 2010

Published the best-selling Ishu-kara Hajimeyo (Issue Driven) by Kazuto Ataka.

Jun. 2009

Celebrated our 10th anniversary with nationwide bookstore exhibitions.

Apr. 2009

Published Kuni-wo Tsukuru-to Iu Shigoto (The Work of Building a Country) by Mieko Nishimizu, sparking major discussion.

Oct. 2008

Hired our first foreign employee, who served until 2010 and was primarily engaged in handling overseas matters and related tasks.

Nov. 2007

Published Shakai-wo Kaeru-wo Shigoto-ni Suru (Making 'Social Change’ My Work) by Hiroki Komazaki, which stirred significant conversation.

July 2006

Fully acquired our South Korean subsidiary, Eiji 21.

May 2006

Supported the construction of an orphanage in Sri Lanka, through publishing the picture book Minami-no Shima-no Puruwan (Purwan of the Southern Island).

Sep. 2005

In partnership with Wharton School Publishing and Skylight Consulting, launched the Wharton Business Strategy Series. Our translation of C. K. Prahalad's The Next Market (The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid) became a best-seller.

July 2005

Co-exhibited with Book 21 at the Tokyo International Book Fair.

Aug. 2004

Relocated our office to Ebisu, Tokyo.

Jan. 2004

Founded the joint venture Eiji 21 in Seoul with South Korean publisher Book 21.

Jan. 2002

Moved our office to Shibuya, Tokyo.

Apr. 2001

Published the best-selling McKinsey-shiki Sekai Saikyo-no Shgoto-jutsu, the Japanese translation version of The McKinsey Way by Ethan M. Rasiel.

May 2000

Incorporated as Eiji Press, Inc.

Mar. 2000

Launched our first book fund and published the poetry collection Kaijo-no Genkei (Original Shape of Nostalgia) by Boyan Hising.

Jun. 1999

Established as Eiji Harada Office in Saitama City, Saitama.

Company Profile

Eiji Press, Inc.
〒150-0022 1-9-12 Pittoresque bldg. 4F, Ebisu-MInami, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Date of Establishment
June 22, 1999
Common Stock
Registration Number
Type II Financial Instruments Business Operator, Director General, Kanto Local Finance Bureau (FIBO) No.1997
Founder&CEO Eiji Harada
Director Tatsunari Takano
Director Kenichiro Fujitake
Director Takumi Tanji
Director Junji Sato
Outside Director Toshiki Habutsu
Auditor Nobuaki Katsuya
Number of Employees