About BWC

Leading English Publishing Company in Japan

Business World Corporation has been the leading company of English-language publications in Japan since 1971. We publish a variety of periodicals, magazines and books in English. In the 50 years since our company was founded in 1971, Japan has accepted a very large number of foreigners, transforming some of its cities into international mega-cities. We are proud that our company has been able to provide English-language information on Japan for so many years. According to the data for fiscal 2019 compiled by the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Transport, there were 2.9 million foreigners living in Japan and 31.8 million foreign visitors to Japan. This data has been compiled periodically over the past 50 years this data has always shown an increase, providing a great foreign market now, and in the future. According to the Japanese government, 60 million foreigners are expected to visit Japan in 2030. The English magazine under the title of “Escort Tokyo” was founded in 1974, and our publications have been adopted as the official English-language medium during visits to Japan by world leaders such as HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Charles of England, US presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, and the heads of government of the G7 and G8 member nations. With the progression of communications and information exchange, the world has become smaller and smaller. Thus relations between nations have gradually grown closer. As a pioneer in the publications of English articles in Japan, we recognize the importance of our role within this generation. Therefore we will work in unison to continue delivering carefully selected articles to send out to the world.

Japan is an English-Japanese restaurant search portal for foreign residents in Japan, foreign visitors and internationally minded Japanese. The wide range of search criteria allows visitors to find restaurants perfectly suited to their specific needs, and monthly features introduce seasonal dining options in and around Tokyo. From the top page of Japan, you can search the restaurants by genre of cuisine, area, price, or specific keywords. You can search for the type of restaurant that will fit your purpose, such as for business, family, couple, friends, group, or large group. You can also research restaurants with specific facilities such as private rooms, non-smoking seats, open terrace, children’s menu, party menu, all-you-can eat plan, all-you-can drink plan, birthday privilege, and whether pets are welcome. Japan is the best choice for restaurant search in Tokyo and Japan.

Company Profile

Company Profile

Company Profile Firm Name: Business World Corporation
Corporate Website:
Address: 4-1-10-1102 Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0023
Tel: +81-3-5350-8851
Fax: +81-3-5350-8853
Established: February 1st, 1971
Capital: 20,000,000 yen
Founder/Owner: Yasuhiro Miyata
President: Mari Miyata
No. of staff: 20 / including writers 50
Banks: Mizuho Bank, Takanawadai Branch

Company Business

Publishing of English Periodicals and Magazines
J SELECT Magazine (JAPAN SELECT) (English Monthly Magazine)
Wining and Dining in Tokyo (English Restaurant Guidebook)
Publishing of English Books
JAPAN MONEY MATTERS, MAP & GUIDE OF TOKYO Publishing of Japanese Books Super Mini Travel English
Internet Magazine
Advertising Agency
Production of Advertising, Copy Writing Design and Creation Design of Printed Materials
Japanese-English, English-Japanese

BWC History

BWC History

1971 February Establishment of Business World Corporation as a private enterprise to engage in the publishing and advertising business, headed by Yasuhiro Miyata, President.
1974 May Foundation of a monthly English guide map for foreigners, “ESCORT TOKYO”.
1974 November Our monthly English guide map “ESCORT TOKYO” was used as an official guide map on the occasion of former U.S. President Ford’s visit to Japan. For this contribution, the company was awarded a letter of appreciation by the U.S. Embassy for promoting friendly relations between Japan and the U.S. Since then, “ESCORT TOKYO” has been used as an official guide map on the occasion of visits to Japan by VIP’s from all over the world including Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom, President Suharto of the Republic of Indonesia, and former U.S. President Carter, for which a letter of appreciation was presented to Business World by their respective Embassies.
1976 October Foundation of a monthly entertainment news publication “ESCORT TODAY”, and the inauguration of its distribution at major hotels throughout Japan.
1979 June “ESCORT TOKYO” was used as the official map on the occasion of the Tokyo Summit, thus securing its position as the top ranking English guide map of Japan.
1979 October At the request of the U.S. Embassy in Japan, translation and layout activities of “Marketplace America”, a magazine concerning the promotion of U.S. industries in Japan were initiated.
1980 February The company was reorganized into a joint-stock corporation and registered as a company with 10 million yen in capital.
1982 November Increased regular capital to 20 million yen. Started hiring foreign staff and established an International Division.
1985 June Moved from Jingumae, Shibuya-ku to Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku.
1986 April “ESCORT TOKYO” was appointed again as an official guide map for the Tokyo Summit by the U.S.A., U.K., Germany and Canada.
1989 May The first issue of “THE NIPPON VIEW” was published for foreign residents in Japan.
1990 July Due to the continued expansion of the business, the offices moved from Minami-Aoyama to Shiroganedai, Minato-ku.
1991 May “JIJ/JAPAN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL” which was the only comprehensive general monthly magazine published in Japan, was founded.
1992 May Changed the title of “ESCORT TOKYO” to “TOKYO DAY & NIGHT”.
1992 June Wining & Dining in Tokyo, a twice-yearly periodical, was founded.
1995 March “THE NIPPON VIEW SUPPLEMENT” was added to the bookstore edition of “THE NIPPON VIEW”. The contents of “THE NIPPON VIEW” expanded considerably.
1996 May In order to cover more topics and information, and to reach a larger audience, a bookstore edition of “TOKYO DAY & NIGHT” was launched.
1999 July In order to reach an even larger audience and provide the ultimate comprehensive lifestyle guide in Japan, “TOKYO DAY & NIGHT” and “THE NIPPON VIEW” were revised and reborn under the title of J SELECT Magazine – JAPAN SELECT MAGAZINE. Major distribution channel focused on bookstores throughout Japan.
2005 February Published “SUPER-MINI TRAVEL ENGLISH” for Japanese readers.
2005 February Published “SUPER-MINI TRAVEL ENGLISH” for Japanese readers.
2005 May Online version of English-language restaurant guide book Wining & Dining in Tokyo was launched.
2006 December Mari Miyata promoted to the president.
2008 July J SELECT Magazine and Wining & Dining in Tokyo was distributed to the press at Toyako G8 Summit.
2009 November Launched restaurant search website .
2009 Dec English-Japanese restaurant search website “Japan” was launched.
2010 Mar “J SELECT Magazine” obtained the magazine code. We started selling our publications through Amazon.
2010 Jul We started selling our publications through purchasing from your PC. (iPad, iPhone)
2010 Oct We started a Facebook fan page to provide restaurant information and fair/event news in English and Japanese on an ongoing basis.
2011 Mar We suspended the publishing of J SELECT Magazine and moved to Shinjuku-ku, Nishi-shinjuku after re-organizing our infrastructure.
2011 Apr We started a Twitter account to provide restaurant information and fair/event news in English and Japanese.
2014 May “Japan” become “Mobile Friendly” with a responsive design.
2017 Aug We started Instagram account. PR video production business started.
2018 Jul Renewal restaurant search website “” has launched. YouTube channel started.

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