Houken Corporation is a content service provider in
the fields of health, medicine, and social security in Japan.

Since it was established in 1946 as a provider of social security-related information, the company has expanded its range of activities. In addition to health, medical care, and social security, we now deliver high-quality information and services in a wide range of other fields, including pensions, nursing care, and welfare.

On the solid foundation of trust and achievements we have built over more than 70 years in business, we will continue our active support for increasing the “healthy life expectancy” and improving the quality of life of people everywhere.

Strengths of Houken

Supplying evidence-based health and medical information

Over our history of more than 70 years, we have accumulated a vast quantity of information on health, medical care, and social security, and we have also cultivated rich networks of people within the medical community. On this solid foundation, we can delivery truly trustworthy information.

An original approach to collecting the latest health and medical information

To rapidly collect the latest information on health care and medical systems, which are evolving and advancing almost every day, we apply our own unique methods. These include interviewing renowned doctors and experts and gathering news at the Diet and the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

Health specialists to support quality-of-life

Doctors, nurses, clinical psychologists, public health nurses, registered dietitians, and other medical and health specialists provide information and consulting services to support the health of mind and body through an approach that is tailored to each and every individual.

A wealth of experience and know-how to address specific needs

Our editorial staff, who are deeply versed in health information, can propose plans that perfectly match the needs and image of each customer. We can then promptly deliver high-quality products that meet these requirements.




Health consultations and counseling

Leveraging our solid foundation of expertise, built up from more than half a century of experience in health and medical-related business, we offer proven services that help our service users to enjoy good mental and physical health and peace of mind every day of their lives. The services are utilized by our client companies for their health services, employee benefits, and additional services to enhance the value of their products.

Publications and ebooks

Every month we issue publications focused on medicine and health, dealing with social security, diet and manners, childcare, topical issues, and variety of other subjects. We also utilize publication data to develop ebooks, electronic dictionaries, and smartphone apps, and to provide APIs for data on diseases and prescription drugs.


We publish specialist magazines to keep experts who are working at the leading edge of health, medicine, nursing, and social security up to date with the latest information, along with magazines for companies and organizations focused on PR and quality-of-life improvement of employees and their families.

PR magazines and website creation

Making use of our solid information and proven know-how in the fields of social security, health, and medicine, we edit and create PR magazines and websites aimed at communicating reliable information to employees and their families.

IT Solutions

We developed a system to effectively manage and analyze itemized statements of medical expenses, supporting CSV data and online billing, in collaboration with the National Federation of Health Insurance Societies. In addition, we’re developing projects for digital statements, and to support the furthered use of generic drugs.



Name Houken Corporation
Representative President & CEO: Shunichi Higashijima
Number of employees 138 (as of April 2018)
Founded October 1, 1946
Capital ¥80 million
Net sales ¥9.255 billion (year to March 2018)
Head office 1-10-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-8104



  • 3 min. walk from Ginza-itchome Station on the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line
  • 5 min. walk from Kyobashi Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
  • 5 min. walk from Takaracho Station on the Toei Asakusa Line
  • 10 min. walk from Yurakucho Station on the JR Yamanote Line