Kaisei-sha Exhibited at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair

May 2016

Kaisei-sha was once again at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, which this year was held over four days from 4-7 April. This year, we took the opportunity to celebrate the eightieth anniversary of our foundation, by hosting a cocktail party at our stand. We were delighted to welcome editors and publishers from around the world, with whom we have built up close relationships over many years, for a wonderful party.
Other notable moments included the selection of Akiko Miyakoshi’s "Walking Home through the Night" for a special mention in the fiction category of the Ragazzi Award; Kaisei-sha staff attended the awards ceremony with Ms Miyakoshi. Kaisei-sha was also listed on the Shortlist for the Asia category of the 2016 BOP Prize, which recognises publishers of the year. All this made the 2016 a particularly memorable year for us at Bologna.
Thank you to everyone who came to see us at the event.

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Walking Home through the Night


"Friends Around the World" Series Comes to an End

May 2016

"The Friends Around the World" series, launched in 2014 to mark Kaisei-sha’s eightieth anniversary, has come to an end. The series comprised three parts, each of 12 books. From the first book, which introduced the life of a child in Romania, the series has covered countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, America, and South America, before finishing in Uzbekistan. It is our hope, as the publisher, that the books will encourage young readers to take an interest in the lives of children living in countries all over the world.

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25: Indonesia
26: Myanmar
27: Cuba
28: Ethiopia
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29: Australia
30: Senegal
31: Italy
32: Germany
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33: Netherlands
34: Egypt
35: Russia
36: Uzbekistan


Kaisei-sha Marks Eighty Years of Publishing with a Special Exhibition

May 2016

Kaisei-sha was founded eighty years ago, in 1936, and we marked this special anniversary with an exhibition, held at the Kyobunkan bookstore in Ginza, Tokyo, from 29 April through 15 May. An Eighty Year Journey with Children’s Books featured a wall-to-wall display of the many books we have published since our inception to the present day, while some of our most famous publications, including "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and "A House of 100 Stories", were showcased with photo-op spots. The exhibition proved a wonderful opportunity to look back over eighty years of publishing, with rare original illustrations and old books. It was a popular choice for book-loving families, who visited in large numbers over the exhibition period.

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