The Sanyodo Group conducts business activities with the philosophy of "Contributing to character building through the provision of learning, curiosity, knowledge, entertainment and places for experiences," following the core concept of "Helping you to encounter books." Based on this policy, we are aiming for long-term growth by providing a wide variety of product lineups and highly convenient services to customers and ensuring profit by conducting appropriate business activities in line with compliance.

As for the Sanyodo Group's operating environment, despite the market for magazines and rentals continuing to shrink because of the impact of the increasingly diverse ways in which consumers spend their time due to video and music streaming, smartphones, etc., new markets are expanding due to the establishment of lifestyles that cherish enjoyment, learning, health, etc.

Under this business environment, the Sanyodo Group is using a hybrid type of bookstore that sells both new and used books as the core of our strategy. We developed our DVD and CD rentals and sales sections for stationery, fancy goods, etc. in line with changing customer needs. At the same time, we are integrating e-commerce and stores as "Smart book variety stores" business format that provides smart services.

At the Sanyodo Group, through the business format of the "Smart book variety stores," we will promote not only the existing bookstore business, but also new businesses such as the used hobby business and large-scale trading card shops equipped with Duel Spaces, aiming to provide new value, enjoyment, and convenience to our customers.

We ask for your continued support and cooperation in the future as we rise to new challenges.

Chief Executive Officer, President
Kazuhiro Kato