The vast majority of Japan’s publishing houses are small or medium sized. 60% of publishers in Japan employ less than 10 people.
Only 30 publishers employ more than 1,000 people across all forms of publishing and the five largest Japanese publishers are all relatively small when compared to the largest international publishing houses.
Currently, there are about 3,700 publishers in Japan. The top 500 publishers account for more than 90 percent of sales.
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