Pearson Japan K.K.
Type of business
Publisher's Representative, Wholesale, Publishing
Social science (Economics, Accounting, Finance)
Humanities (Language Textbooks (English), History, Psychology, Literature)
Science & Technology (Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Computer)
General (Business texts and Others)
Print Material, Audio and Visual Products
Addison-Wesley, Longman, Prentice Hall, Benjamin Cummings, Peachpit Press, FT Press, Cisco Press, Que, Sams, New Riders
Pearson Japan is the Japanese subsidiary of London-based Pearson PLC, the world's largest provider of educational services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose – to help everyone achieve their potential through learning.We achieve this by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them.
1959 British Books, the predecessor of Longman Penguin Office in Japan, is founded.
1978 Regents Publishing Company is established. Company name is changed to Prentice Hall Publishing later the same year.
1980 Longman Penguin Japan is established as a Japanese arm. Company name is changed to Longman Japan in 1993.
1999 Prentice Hall Publishing merges with two Japanese subsidiaries of Pearson PLC: Longman Japan and Addison-Wesley Publishers Japan. Company name is changed to Pearson Education Japan.
2010 Pearson Education Japan merges with Kirihara Shoten. Company name is changed to Pearson Kirihara K.K.
2013 Joint venture with Kirihara Shoten is dissolved, and Pearson Japan K.K. is formed.