Kansai Rights Meeting / Kyoto Book Summit 2023

The first ever Kansai Rights Meeting will be held this autumn on Nov. 9 in Kyoto in conjuction with Kyoto Book Summit. Registration for KRM is free for visitors and can be done here. Around 20 Kansai-based publishers will be exhibiting their best and newest publications. This event offers a rare opportunity to meet with so many Kansai-based publishers in one place. The list of exhibitors can be downloaded from the registration page. The event pamphlet showcasing each publisher can also be viewed at the link below.

Events in Kansai (Book Expo, Kyoto Book Summit, Kansai Rights Meeting)

The Kansai area will also be hosting various publishing-related events in Kyoto and Osaka. Please see the basic schedule below.

Nov. 7: Book Expo 2023 (Osaka)
The largest trade meeting between publishers (200+) and booksellers (300+) in Japan.

Nov. 8~9: Kyoto Book Summit*
*Kyoto Book Summit, in its entirety, runs from Oct. 27 to Nov. 23
Various talk events will be hosted at Kyoto Book Summit with an opening ceremony & reception to be held on the night of the 8th. A special exhibition on the future of digitilization will be on display both days.

Nov. 9: Kansai Rights Meeting
Kansai Rights Meeting will be held in Kyoto at Heian Jingu. Details can be found here.