Press Release : Speedy Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Shinsuke Tsutsumi as an advisor.
Speedy Books is committed to sharing the best of Japanese literature with the world.
Because Japanese is a language that reaches only 100 million of the world’s 7.5 billion people, the world has not paid any attention to the wonderful Japanese literature.
To overcome this situation, we asked Shinsuke Tsutsumi, a publishing industry expert with an international outlook, to advise us.
We will aggressively expand overseas, relying on the knowledge of Mr. Tsutsumi, who produced the complete works of Donald Keene, who introduced Yukio Mishima and Kobo Abe to the world.
We will do our best to expand at least five literary works worldwide by the end of 2021 and to exhibit at the book fair in Frankfurt.
The appointment of the advisor is announced.
(Head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President: Jun Fukuda) is pleased to announce the appointment of Shinsuke Tsutsumi as an advisor.
Comment from Shinsuke Tsutsumi
Speedy Inc. will surely bring about a revolutionary change in the way publishing is done in Japan. We feel that Speedy Inc. will surely bring about a revolutionary change in the way publishing is done in Japan, and we have decided to assist the company.
We hope that this will create a stir in the world of publishing and present people with a new way of making and reading books.
In December 2020, I will leave Shinchosha, where I have been editing books and magazines for about 41 years. However, I am not saying goodbye to the publishing world. I hope to be able to help create new books at Speedy this time.
Mr. Tsutsumi has been involved in the international information magazine “Foresight” from its inception as an editor at Shinchosha, playing a role in journalism, and has been in charge of literary figures such as Seicho Matsumoto, Nansei Shiono, and Donald Keene, and has produced many masterpieces, including “Seibu Array,” “The Romans,” and “Keene’s Works.
With his wealth of experience, knowledge, and advice based on his extensive network, we hope to promote the expansion of our publishing business and strive to realize our philosophy of “a diverse and free society where ideas travel around the world.
Mr. Shinsuke Tsutsumi’s main career achievements
In 1980, he graduated from the University of Tokyo with a Bachelor of Arts degree and joined Shinchosha.
He was in charge of Seicho Matsumoto and accompanied him on many interviews in Japan and abroad.
After editing Nansei Shiono’s The Romans.
From 2004 to 2009, he was editor-in-chief of the international magazine Foresight.
Later, he worked on “The Collected Works of Donald Keene.
Since October 2018, he has been providing commentary for BS-TBS’s “News 1930”.
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