Lighting the path to the future.
From our humble beginnings in Japan, our business operations now span the globe. Today's borderless society calls for a global focus. We now have overseas offices in Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Bangkok.


Our Customers' Printing Company of Choice

In this age of exponential growth in information and telecommunication technology, we are faced with a quickly changing business environment and the rapid spread of new computing technologies. At Hotaru Printing Co., Ltd., we continue to respond to such changes by investing in data and information processing technologies and by offering supplementary services that help us to meet the needs of our customers.

As the needs of society continue to diversify and new value is created, we continue to offer novel but practical applications for the intellectual capital (corporate data and information) of our customers by combining a deep understanding of these data and information with leading-edge technology, printing technology, and the creativity of our staff.

As part of our CSR (corporate social responsibility) efforts in environmental conservation and information management, we operate an accredited environmental management system, and our proprietary quality management system continues to earn us the trust of our customers.

We look forward to fulfilling the ever-evolving needs of all our customers for many years to come.

President Takashi Ariki

Company Overview

Company Name:
Head Office:
1-13-3 Hamaguchi-nishi, Suminoe-ku, Osaka, 559-0006, Japan
TEL: +81-6-6676-1900
FAX: +81-6-6676-5522
Management Representatives:
Chairman Ryoichi Toriyama
President Takashi Ariki
September, 1954
September, 1959
10 million JPY
Main Financing Banks
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (Taisho Ward Branch)
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (Osaka West Branch)
The Kiyo Bank (Sakai Branch)
The Chugoku Bank (Osaka Branch)
Resona Bank (Taisho Branch)
Number of employees
90 (as of January, 2016)
printing, network content, digital media
Client company industries
machinery, transport equipment, rubber products, electric appliances, insurance, education, public sector, etc.
Group Companies
CHINA HOTARU. (Shenzhen)
Firefly Creation Shanghai Co., Ltd.


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1-13-3 Hamaguchi-nishi, Suminoe-ku, Osaka, 559-0006, Japan

5 minutes walk from Sumiyoshitaisha Station (Nankai Main Line)
15 minutes walk from Tamade Station (Osaka Municipal Subway Yotsubashi Line)

Corporate History

September, 1954
Founded (in Nakano-cho, Unagidani, Minami ward, Osaka)
September, 1959
Hotaru Printing Co., Ltd., established
April, 1960
Head Office relocated to Minami Sumiya-cho, Minami ward, Osaka, and Nishinari Factory established (Matsu, Nishinari ward, Osaka)
December, 1970
Hotaru Printing Sumiyoshi Factory established (Misaki, Sumiyoshi ward, Osaka)
August, 1972
Sumiyoshi Factory integrated with Nishinari Factory
February, 1980
Hotaru Printing Kita Horie Branch established (Kita Horie, Nishi ward, Osaka)
July, 1982
Head Office relocated to Honden, Nishi ward, Osaka
Integrated with Kita Horie Branch
May, 1990
Hotaru Printing Nishinari Distribution Center established (Matsu, Nishinari ward, Osaka)
August, 1996
Head Office, Factory, Distribution Center integrated and relocated (Minamiokajima, Taisho ward, Osaka)
September, 1996
Hotaru Printing Distribution Center established (Honden, Nishi ward, Osaka)
May, 2002
Hotaru Printing Shanghai Office established (Gu Bei Road, Shanghai)
December, 2002
Acquired ISO 14001:1996 certification
September, 2003
CHINA HOTARU established (Dapu Road, Shanghai)
September, 2004
CHINA HOTARU relocated (Zhong Shan Xi Road, Shanghai)
August, 2005
Hotaru Next Literacy Co., Ltd., established (Kawadacho, Shinjuku ward, Tokyo)
March, 2006
Acquired E3PA certification
Hotaru Printing Tokyo Office established (Kawadacho, Shinjuku ward, Tokyo)
April, 2006
Acquired ISO 14001:2004 certification
September, 2006
Acquired PrivacyMark certification
February, 2007
Head Office relocated to Shinmachi, Nishi ward, Osaka
May, 2007
Hotaru Corporation Co., Ltd., established (Minamiokajima, Taisho ward, Osaka)
August, 2007
Hotaru Printing Tokyo Office relocated (Iidabashi, Chiyoda ward, Tokyo)
Hotaru Next Literacy Co., Ltd., relocated (Iidabashi, Chiyoda ward, Tokyo)
November, 2007
Acquired FSC (COC) certification
December, 2007
CHINA HOTARU (Shenzhen) established (Nanhu Road, Shenzhen)
June, 2008
HOTARU (THAILAND) CO., LTD., established (Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok)
July, 2008
CHINA HOTARU relocated (Hong Cao Road, Shanghai)
September, 2009
Hotaru Printing Tokyo Co., Ltd., established (Iidabashi, Chiyoda ward, Tokyo)
(Tokyo Office and Hotaru Next Literacy Co., Ltd., integrated)
June, 2011
HOTARU (THAILAND) CO., Ltd., relocated (Suriyawongse, Bangrak, Bangkok)
September, 2011
Hotaru Corporation Co., Ltd., relocated (Honden, Nishi ward, Osaka)
December, 2011
CHINA HOTARU relocated (Lian Hang Road, Minhang Qu, Shanghai)
September, 2013
Hotaru Printing Tokyo Co., Ltd., changed to Hotaru Printing Tokyo Branch
October, 2013
Firefly Creation Shanghai Co., Ltd., established (Huakou Road, Hongkou Qu, Shanghai)
August, 2014
Received Japan Color certification
Hotaru Printing Tokyo Branch integrated with Head Office
January, 2016
Head Office relocated to Hamaguchi-nishi, Suminoe ward, Osaka
Hotaru Corporation Co., Ltd., relocated (Hamaguchi-nishi, Suminoe ward, Osaka)
May, 2016
Taisho Factory relocated and integrated with Head Office

We understand and value the importance of earning the trust of our customers.

We seek to build a relationship of trust and a joint sense of direction with our customers while providing a wide range of information, goods and services that will assist our customers in realizing their corporate and marketing strategies.

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