K.K. Kyodo News

 

About K.K. Kyodo News

Overview

K.K. Kyodo News, a member of the Kyodo News group, is an information service company engaged in a broad scope of businesses, including publication, assistance for corporate publicity activities and the supply of international information as well as the hosting of lecture meetings/exhibitions.

Planning & Operations Department: The division plans and promotes publicity for businesses, central/local governments and organizations. As part of that, it manages forums and symposiums, including online events, at various locations. Other undertakings include the supply of information on the entertainment and living to web and mobile sites as well as smartphone apps.

Information Service Department: The division hosts a monthly session of “Kisaragi-kai” for members, featuring leaders from various quarters as guest speakers, including political figures, business leaders and celebrities. Members consist of major private companies, organizations, local governments, and newspapers affiliated with Kyodo News. “Information Study Group” on the current affairs provides in-depth and off-the-record analyses by senior Kyodo News journalists. In other business, Kyodo News hosts one of the eight major “shogi” (Japanese chess) titles, known as “Kio,” plus major “go” game competition “Gosei” and “Female Honinbo,” undertaking secretariat functions for several cultural and sporting events.

Business Promotion Department: The division offers assistance for publicity to organizations sponsoring horse, bicycle, motorboat and motorcycle races. It also organizes various sporting events. In soccer, it supports public relations activities of the professional J.League and its farm, the Japan Football League (JFL). The division organizes soccer’s national competition for the Emperor’s Cup, with the final game played at the National Stadium on New Year’s Day.

Cultural Affair Department: It organizes art exhibitions across Japan, taking advantage of the network of Kyodo’s member newspapers and broadcasting stations. Exhibited are a wide array of artworks at home and abroad, ranging from impressionist to modern art. While these exhibitions provide regional communities with precious opportunities for enjoying excellent works, the office is also striving to introduce good but unknown works in and outside Japan.

Publishing Center: The center publishes books and free papers, including “Reporter’s Handbook” compiled by Kyodo News, K.K. Kyodo’s parent company and Japan’s leading news agency; it is used as a guidebook for writing news stories. Other publications include “World Yearbook” that wraps up world affairs and country-by-country information, and “Kurashi-no Chie” (Wisdom of Living), a giveaway booklet used by newspaper companies as a promotion tool. The center is also acting as a secretariat for an association of publication departments of Kyodo’s member newspapers.

International Information Services Center: The center mainly provides specialized information in Japanese not carried by ordinary newspapers. Main customers include government offices, businesses, universities and media organizations. The center publishes daily newsletters such as those focused on regional issues (“Russia/Eastern Europe File,” “China Watch” and so on). It also offers information on various global risk-related developments gathered from foreign wire services.

Japan Business News Center (JBN): In cooperation with Kyodo News PR Wire (PRW), a Kyodo News group company, JBN assists businesses and organizations in public relations activities by distributing press releases in and outside Japan. In the Asia-Pacific region, releases are distributed through the AsiaNet consortium comprising leading regional news agencies such as Xinhua News Agency (China), Yonhap News Agency (South Korea), Press Trust of India and Mediality (Australia) as well as Kyodo News. For other parts of the world, including the United States and Europe, releases are channeled through global information distributors such as PR Newswire. JBN thus offers a one-stop solution for businesses seeking to distribute information worldwide, a service useful in particular to those without bases abroad. JBN also translates releases from foreign firms into Japanese for distribution to domestic media and portals through PRW.

 

Summary of K.K. Kyodo News

K.K. Kyodo News is an information service company engaged in a broad scope of businesses, including publication and the hosting of lecture meetings/exhibitions.

■Company name

K.K. Kyodo News

■Established

August 1, 1972

■Capital

100 million yen

■Website

https://www.kyodo.co.jp/

■Head office

Shiodome Media Tower, 1-7-1 Higashi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku,Tokyo 105-7208
Access (see map/route below)

■Osaka (Sales Dept.)

Maruito Namba Bldg., 1-2-3 Minatomachi, Naniwa-ku,Osaka556-0017
Access (see map/route below)

■Access to head office (Tokyo)

・ Underground route: Shimbashi Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line/JR Yamanote Line <Shiodome Exit>/Toei Asakusa Line)
・ Underpass toward Shiodome Shiosite → toward Hamamatsu-cho → toward Shiodome Exit No.7 → Entrance to Shiodome Media Tower

・ Aboveground route: JR Shimbashi Station (Karasumori Exit)
Proceed toward Shimbashi Station of Yurikamome Line, walk past Yurikamome East Exit and turn to right (between NTV Tower and Shiodome Tower) → Pedestrian Deck → Entrance to 3rd Floor, Shiodome Media Tower

・ Via Shiodome Station, Toei Oedo Line:
Proceed toward Shiodome Station of Yurikamome Line → Entrance to Shiodome Media Tower

・ Via Shiodome Sation, Yurikamome Line:
Ticket gate → East Exit → Entrance to Shiodome Media Tower

How to reach Shimbashi Station:
・Ride JR Yamanote Line from either Tokyo Station or Shinagawa Station (about 4 minutes’ ride from Tokyo and about 7 minutes’ ride from Shinagawa)
→ Haneda Airport → Tokyo Monorail → Hamamatsu-cho Station → JR Yamanote Line → Shimbashi Station

■Access to Osaka Sales Department

Maruito Namba Bldg., 1-2-3 Minatomachi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka 556-0017
<Means of transport>
・ JR: One minute’s walk from Namba Station
・ Yotsubashi Line: One minute’s walk from Namba Station

Via Shiodome Station, Toei Oedo Line:
Proceed toward Shiodome Station of Yurikamome Line →Entrance to Shiodome Media Tower

Via Shiodome Sation, Yurikamome Line:
Ticket gate →East Exit →Entrance to Shiodome Media Tower

How to reach Shimbashi Station:
・Ride JR Yamanote Line from either Tokyo Station or Shinagawa Station (about 4 minutes’ ride from Tokyo and about 7 minutes’ ride from Shinagawa)
 →Haneda Airport →Tokyo Monorail →Hamamatsu-cho Station →JR Yamanote Line →Shimbashi Station

Access to Osaka Sales Department
Maruito Namba Bldg., 1-2-3 Minatomachi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka 556-0017
<Means of transport>
・ JR: One minute’s walk from Namba Station
・ Yotsubashi Line: One minute’s walk from Namba Station

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