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Organization of JBPA

Number of Member Publishers

461(as of JULY 2010) 

Board Meeting, General Meeting

The Board of Directors’ comprises 35 members, including the president, 5 vice presidents, executive director and 10 managing directors. General Meetings are held twice a year.


There are 13 standing committee in JBPA. Each of the committees researches and make a report to the Board of Directors periodically. Ad hoc committees are formed for specific study projects.

Sales and Marketing Committee

  • Production Committee
  • Training Committee
  • Publication Accounting Committee
  • Intellectual Property Committee
  • Book Reading Promotion Committee
  • Library Committee
  • International Committee
  • Freedom to Publish Committee
  • Japanese Language Issues Committee
  • Personal/General Affairs Committee
  • Electronic Publishing Committee
  • Book Database Committee

Working Groups

Differentiated by publication type, the 2 working groups aim to promote information exchange between members.


Branches have been established in Osaka and Kyoto for the convenience of members outside Tokyo. The number of the member in Osaka Branch is 33, and 38 in Kyoto.

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