"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things

that you didn't do than by the ones you did.

So throw off the bowlines.

Sail away from the safe harbor.

Catch the trade winds in your sails.

Explore. Dream. Discover.”

 — Mark Twain





About TOYO PRess

Founded in 2015, TOYO PRess has  made it its goal to provide a serious window on Japan's 'popular' culture in the original sense of the word, i.e., as opposed to 'official' or 'high' culture.


Building on the strengths of digital and on-demand printing, TOYO PRess presents a range of quality and fully up to date books and ebooks on subjects ranging from Japanese idioms to Japanese cuisine.


Thus TOYO's regularly revised Language Series cover aspects of the Japanese language sorely lacking in the conventional dictionaries: its idioms; its proverbs; and last but not least, its onomatopoeia.

To harness the specific strengths of e-learning, TOYO PRess has joined forces with Sazanami Software, so that our dictionaries are now also available as powerful cross-reference iPhone and iPad Apps.


TOYO Illustrated Series and Monographs are for the true Japan aficionado, with richly illustrated works on the age of samurai, and dedicated works on popular Japanese subjects like Miyamoto Musashi and the illustrious Yagyū clan.


Our TOYO Reference Series is geared to the reader with a more scholarly interest. They include some of the most insightful writing on Japan and the Japanese people, including our prestigious fourteen-volume series, Hearn's Japan.


TOYO Travel and Classics, finally, offer affordable yet quality crafted editions of those books that are sought after by the reader with a more general interest in Japan.


Ultimately, TOYO PRess's mission is to enable all readers with an interest in Japan to do as Mark Twain did: Explore Dream Discover


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