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Kodansha Ltd. (Japanese: 株式会社講談社, Hepburn: Kabushiki-gaisha Kōdansha) is a Japanese privately-held publishing company headquartered in Bunkyō, Tokyo. Kodansha produces the manga magazines Nakayoshi, Afternoon, Evening, Weekly Shōnen Magazine and Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine, as well as the more literary magazines Gunzō, Shūkan Gendai, and the Japanese dictionary Nihongo Daijiten. Kodansha was founded by Seiji Noma in 1910, and members of his family continue as its owners either directly or through the Noma Cultural Foundation.
|Kabushiki gaisha Kōdansha|
|Formerly||Dainippon Yubenkai-Kodansha (1911–1958)|
|Type||Family-owned private KK|
|Yoshinobu Noma (President & CEO)|
|Products||Books, light novels, magazines, manga, CDs and DVDs (through King Records)|
|Owner||Noma family (Noma Cultural Foundation 39.2%)|
Number of employees
|914 (as of September 2013)|
|Subsidiaries||King Record Co., Ltd.|
Kobunsha Co., Ltd.