Communication Solutions

Commercial Printing, Translation, and Content Creation

Yamagata Corporation enables companies to reach new audiences and communicate globally. We have helped our customers create new channels of communication, reduce production costs, and decrease workloads. With a presence in nine countries and a long-standing business network across all major international markets, we will deliver on time and on budget — wherever you do business.

Founded in 1906, Yamagata Corporation became the first company in Japan to offer commercial printing in European languages. We have a long history of working with a variety of businesses and have a deep understanding of industry-specific communication needs. Many of our customers rely on our expertise to develop and execute multi-channel strategies on their behalf and to create and publish content outside their home country.

In the global marketplace, communication is a complex and time-consuming endeavor. Our goal is to create ease of use, make things simple to understand, and reduce the burden to the client.

Company Overview

YAMAGATA Corporation

Address: 2-6-34 Takashima, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa,
220-8515 Japan
Phone: +81-45-461-4000
Fax: +81-45-453-2856
Date Established: June 1, 1906
Registered Capital: 55 million yen
Business Offices: Shiki(Saitama), Osaka
President: Ryuji Yamagata
Senior Managing Director: Tsuyoshi Kojima
Director: Kunihisa Iwama, Keisuke Saito
Auditor: Kazuko Yamagata


Address: 2-6-34 Takashima, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa,
220-8515 Japan
Phone: +81-50-5490-6583
Fax: +81-45-453-2856
Date Established: March 24, 1983
Registered Capital: 30 million yen
Business Offices: Osaka, Shimbashi(Tokyo)
Chairman: Ryuji Yamagata
President: Kunihisa Iwama
Senior Managing Director: Tsuyoshi Kojima
Director: Keisuke Saito
Auditor: Fumihiro Kobori



New YAMAGATA corporate website launches

Donald Trump is sworn in as President of the United States


YAMAGATA receives TC Manual Contest Award from the Japan Technical Communications Association

Yuriko Koike is elected as Tokyo’s first female governor; Hillary Clinton becomes first female presidential nominee of the United States


Yamagata Group transitions to Google, adopting G Suite (formerly Google Apps) as a company-wide productivity standard


YAMAGATA Corporation Wako Sales Office, Tochigi Branch is founded

YAMAGATA Jinzai Services is established


Joint venture between ISHIDA TAISEISHA  &  YAMAGATA (THAILAND) CO., LTD. is established

YAMAGATA (Wuxi) Co., Ltd. Nanjing Office established

YAMAGATA SOLUTIONS VIETNAM Co., Ltd. established in Hanoi

YAMAGATA KOREA Inc. is established in Seoul

Tokyo is chosen as a host city for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games and Mt. Fuji is registered as a World Heritage site


YAMAGATA (INDIA) Pvt. Ltd. is established in New Delhi, India

CGX Yamagata Japan Co., Ltd. is established in Gero City, Gifu Prefecture

London Olympic Games are held


The Great East Japan Earthquake Disaster claims the lives of over 15,000 people in Japan


YAMAGATA INTECH MALAYSIA Sdn. Bhd. is established


YAMAGATA MALAYSIA obtains CoC Certification from the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council)

Shanghai is hosted the Expo 2010 Shanghai; the Great Chilean Earthquake occurs


YAMAGATA EUROPE Bratislava office opens in Slovakia

YAMAGATA and YAMAGATA AMERICA obtain CoC Certification from the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) for production / processing / distribution management

Beijing Olympic Games is held


YAMAGATA PRINT SOLUTIONS (Chennai) Pvt. Ltd. is established in India

YAMAGATA AMERICA obtains ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification

YAMAGATA INTECH Corporation obtains ISO 27001 in Japan and China

Windows Vista is released


YAMAGATA Corporation Korea office opens

Torino Winter Olympic Games is held, where Shizuka Arakawa wins the gold medal in figure skating

Mobile number portability is introduced to Japan

Pluto is reclassified as a dwarf planet

2005 – 100th Anniversary of the Yamagata Group: Toward Further Development

Group companies unify under the name “YAMAGATA” and YAMAGATA VIETNAM Co., Ltd. is established in Vietnam

Japan hosts the 2005 World Exposition in Aichi, Japan


Ycomm (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. Dalian office opens in China

Mobile phones with embedded IC chips are introduced


Page Factory Co., Ltd., Manual In Co., Ltd., and Autech Co., Ltd. merge as Ycomm Co., Ltd. and implement a new framework

Ycomm Co., Ltd. Miyazaki office is established

Ycomm (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. Shaoxing office opened

Printelligence (Guangzhou) Trading Co., Ltd. is established in China

Digital terrestrial TV broadcasting service begin; International Human Genome Project completely decipher the human genome


PF 3D Works MSC Sdn. Bhd. is established in Malaysia.

Printelligence (Wuxi) Co., Ltd. is established in China.

Page Factory Co., Ltd. Shanghai office open

ISO 14001 Environmental Management System is obtained

Masatoshi Koshiba wins the Nobel Prize in Physics and Koichi Tanaka wins the Nobel Prize in Chemistry


Yamagata Print Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Hagiwara Factory is completed and begins operations

Printelligence (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. is established

Astronaut Koichi Wakata embarks on the space shuttle Discovery for the second time

1999 – Bases in China secured

Printelligence (Xiamen) Co., Ltd. is established in the Fujian province of China

The Euro is introduced as common currency

1998 – Business Network Established in Europe

Ycomm EUROPE NV is established in Belgium, changes its name from Yamagata Technical Center Co., Ltd. to Ycomm Co., Ltd.

Nagano Olympic Games are held


Choko Yamagata becomes CEO and Ryuji Yamagata becomes company president

Fukushima Factory obtains Japan’s first ISO 9001 as a printing / bookbinding facility in August

Pitcher Hideo Nomo throws a no-hitter


Page Factory Co., Ltd. is established in Miyazaki

Printelligence (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. is established in Malaysia

Japan’s economic bubble bursts and the country entered a recession

1989 – Bases Established in Southeast Asia

International Technoprint, Inc. is established in the USA

Autech Co., Ltd. is established in Saitama

Printelligence Pte. Ltd. is established in Singapore

The Fall of the Berlin Wall

1987 – Strengthening of Integrated Systems for Translation Work

Manual In Co., Ltd. is established


Yamagata Print Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Fukushima factory opens

International calling services for cellular phones begins

Macintosh is announced by Apple Computer Inc

1983 – Toward Integrated Production for the Printing Process

Yamagata Technical Center Co., Ltd. is established in Kanagawa

Tokyo Disneyland opens


Digital Typesetting System is introduced for European languages

Process shifts entirely from letterpress printing to offset printing; plate-making process facilities are completed

Oil crisis leads to the introduction of more electronic home appliances and energy-saving goods


Choko Yamagata becomes the company president

The anime “Astro Boy” broadcast on television


A book for foreigners called “We Japanese” is published in collaboration with the Fujiya Hotel Group

NHK begins broadcasting international programs (on shortwave radio)

1906 – Primary Development in Printing Forms for Foreign Language Correspondence

Yamagata Printing Co., Ltd is founded in Yokohama City, Kanagawa by Heiji Yamagata

Athens Olympic Games (Intercalated Games) is held