Iwata Corporation is a time-honored font maker based on Iwata Matrix Co., Ltd., which was founded by Hyakuzo Iwata in 1920. Iwata has provided high-quality fonts in a wide variety of fields for multiple uses ranging from printing to displaying.

Iwata Mincho has been highly reputed as a font for text since the time of hot metal. It is still available as Iwata Mincho Old, which is the digital font widely used as the regular text font.

Iwata not only preserves traditional typefaces, but also develops new fonts proactively. Universal Design Font enjoys recognition as the font that creates new demand for fonts, having been launched in 2006. It was followed by many other companies in the industry, which developed and marketed universal design fonts.


Company Name Iwata Corporation
Establishment 1920
Capital 40 million yen
President Akira Mizuno
Work Contents
  • Retail Fonts
  • OEM Fonts
  • Custom Fonts
  • Corporate Fonts
  • Convert Font Formats
  • Consulting
Web www.iwatafont.co.jp (in Japanese)
www.iwatafont.com/en/ (in English)
Head Office
Takisei Bldg 3-2-9 Iwamotocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0032 Japan
Yamagata Office
2-7-8 Higashi-honcho, Tendo, Yamagata 994-0026 Japan
Main Customer Panasonic Corporation, NEC Corporation, Fujitsu Limited, Sony Corporation, NEC Nexsolutions, Ltd., NEC Solution Innovators, Ltd., Canon Inc., Toshiba Corporation, Casio Computer Co., Ltd., East Co., Ltd., Nikon Corporation, Dainippon Printing Co., Ltd., Toppan Printing Co., Ltd., NTT Comware Corporation, Mitsumura Tosho Publishing Co., LTD., Fontworks Inc., Media Technology Japan Co., Ltd., IBM Japan, Ltd., Canon IT Solutions Inc., King Jim Co., Ltd., Square Enix Co., Ltd., Lim Corporation Ltd., The Hokkaido Shimbun Press, Sankei Living Shimbun Inc., The Yomiuri Shimbun, The Asahi Shimbun Company, The Chunichi Shimbun, The Nishinippon Shimbun, Oita Godo Shimbun Inc., The Kobe Shimbun, The Chugoku Shimbun, The Kyoto Shimbun Newspaper Co.,Ltd., and others