History of Teikoku-Shoin
|1926(Taisho 15)||In July, Teikoku-Shoin was organized as a stock company and its office building was built at 1-3 Nishikanda, Kanda-ku.||The sales of our textbooks and atlases for lower secondary school students under the old system of education were at a record high.|
|1938(Showa 13)||The founder Susabio Moriya died.||Susabio Moriya produced 198 textbooks in total from 1921 (Taisho 10) to 1938 (Showa 13).|
|1942(Showa 17)||Due to the Daily Essentials Control Ordinance and with the Second World War intensifying, Teikoku-Shoin Co., Ltd. was united into the newly established Lower Secondary School Textbooks Co., Ltd.|
|1946(Showa 21)||The Lower Secondary School Textbooks Co., Ltd. dissolved. The company rented a temporary office in Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, for reconstruction after the war.||Textbook companies were permitted to freely publish. The company restarted publishing atlases, such as [New Atlas of Japan].|
|1954(Showa 29)||Published an atlas, Shinsho Koto Chizu [New Detailed Atlas for upper secondary school students]and a geography textbook for upper secondary school students for the first time.|
|1957(Showa 32)||The head office was relocated to the present location in Kanda-Jimbocho.||Published Kihan Nihon Daichizu [Standard Atlas of Japan], the first full-fledged atlas after the war, and it experienced great popularity.|
|1959(Showa 34)||Chugakko Shakaika Chizucho[Atlas for Lower Secondary School Students] was adopted across Japan and had a large share of the market.|
|1961(Showa 36)||Started attending the Frankfurt Book Fair.|
|1963(Showa 38)||(Textbooks for primary school pupils started to be distributed for free.)|
|1967(Showa 42)||Published our second atlas for upper secondary school students, Hyojun Koto Chizu [Standard Atlas for Upper Secondary School Students].|
|1969(Showa 44)||Published Transparency, new audiovisual material, to enter into the educational material market.|
|1970(Showa 45)||Started to produce JAL Route Map.|
|1973(Showa 48)||Won the largest number of adoptions of a Geography textbook for upper secondary school students. Started to produce ANA Route Map.|
|1975(Showa 50)||Enjoyed popularity of Wall Maps for lower secondary schools because of their lightness and toughness.|
|1977(Showa 52)||Entered into alliances with Geography textbook publishers in every country to publish a translated version of the textbook, Translated version of World Geography Textbook Series, in 30 volumes over the next four years. Proved greatly popular.|
|1980(Showa 55)||Started to produce globes.|
|1981(Showa 56)||Published supplementary material, Illustrated History Atlas of World, for upper secondary school students and achieved remarkable success.|
|1982(Showa 57)||Teikoku-Shoin Co., Ltd. founded the Moriya Foundation to support students from other Asian countries.|
|1983(Showa 58)||To increase efficiency of shipments, Teikoku-Shoin Co., Ltd. built a warehouse in Kawagoe-shi.||Published 33 volumes of Complete Translation of World History Textbooks and received the Japan Translation Publishing Culture Award.|
|1987(Showa 62)||Due to age deterioration, the head office building was relocated into a temporary office in Ichibancho, Chiyoda-ku, during the reconstruction.||Published Places in the World, which was the first landscape orientation textbook. Most of it was adopted for a Geography textbook for upper secondary school students.|
|1988(Showa 63)||The new head office building was completed in November. In December, the company was relocated to the new building.|
|1989(Heisei 1)||In January, Teikoku-Shoin Co., Ltd. started operations at the new head office building and introduced an automated cartographic system.|
|1990(Heisei 2)||The Teikoku-Shoin Map Compiling building was completed in Takashimadaira, Itabashi-ku, and introduced a computer-aided cartographic system.||Restarted publishing a History textbook for lower secondary school students, which had been suspended in 1981.|
|1993(Heisei 5)||Restarted publishing a Civics textbook for lower secondary school students, which involved publishing all three social studies textbooks for lower secondary school students.|
|1995(Heisei 7)||Published Standard Atlas: Modern World and Its Historical Background, which could be used in World History classes, and received attention not only from schools but also from general readers. (This was renamed Geo-History Atlas for Upper Secondary School Students.)|
|1999(Heisei 11)||Published an atlas for general readers, Historical Stages: Atlas of Japan. This atlas had the innovative feature of historical elements plotted on maps and became the bestselling atlas of the year.|
|2002(Heisei 14)||(The New National Curriculum based on the new course of study for primary and lower secondary schools took effect.)||Adoption in primary and lower secondary schools dramatically increased. In particular, History for Lower Secondary School Students: Steps of Japan and Movements of World sold very well.|
|2003(Heisei 15)||Published the New Illustrated World History: Tapestry for upper secondary school students.
Also published Standard Atlas for Upper Secondary School Students: Reading Modern Society through Atlas, which can be used in Modern Society classes. Both of them were highly valued.
|2004(Heisei 16)||Completely revised Atlas of the World: this makes you feel like travelling by suggesting travelling styles that matched a new era.
Published Movements in the Showa era through Atlas, a reprint atlas. This was highly evaluated in book reviews and feature articles.
|2005(Heisei 17)||Our publications for lower secondary schools were widely adopted. The increase in four social studies publications received top marks from the textbook publishers.|
|2006(Heisei 18)||Completely revised Atlas of Japan: this makes you feel like traveling.Attractive maps gained stronger reputations and were rediscovered throughout Japan.|
|2010(Heisei 22)||Publishied Matsumoto Seicho Atlas. Its innovatite design drew keen attention.|
|2012(Heisei 24)||Publishied Teikoku-Shoin Geography series: Countries in the World vol. 1-10 and received the 14th School Library Publication Award.|
|2013(Heisei 25)||Published Teikoku-Shoin Geography series: Japan as it is vol.1-9 and received the 15th School Library Publication Award.
Published Song Atlas. The idea of linking songs with maps was well-received.
|2014(Heisei 26)||Published Illustrated History of Japan, to enter into the Japanese History material market.
Published Learn from Illustrations and Maps! Industires and Nature of Japan series for primary school libraries.
|2017(Heisei 29)||Marked 100th anniversary of the founding of Teikoku-Shoin.||Published Understand and Prepare for Disasters and Preventions and received the 19th School Library Publication Award.|