Shinchōsha (新潮社; 1896 – present) is a major Japanese publishing house with roots dating back to the Meiji period, with the founding of Shinseisha (新聲社) by Satō Yoshisuke (佐藤義亮). After some financial difficulties, Satō transferred Shinseisha to his business partner and founded Shinchosha in 1904 and launched an eponymous literary magazine that developed a reputation as one of the premier literary magazines in Japan.