we have watched the evolution of business and leisure in Japan for more than 50 years.
We have boosted the value of cartographic information as a stepping stone to the next 50 years of evolution.
The history of Shobunsha’s maps began with “Maps of Districts in Osaka” (high-cost edition for national agencies and enterprises), “Precise Map of Osaka” and “Precise Map of Kawachi” (popular edition) published in 1960, the year the company was founded. Although the spectacular economic growth at the time dramatically changed society and people’s lives, Shobunsha’s initial aspiration to “offer convenient maps that serve people in their business and everyday life” has been passed down to its employees who have continued to generate hot sellers. Today, amid highly-advanced information society, new pieces of digital content offering maps and travel guides have been added to our product lines. We are determined to take up the infinite challenges of cartography to keep contributing to enriching society.