NEW YORK, Dec. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — 2017 was the year that IRH Press USA (www.okawabooks.com) created a successful United States and Canadian brand for the founder of the worldwide Happy Science movement in the U.S. trade book market. Its growing synergistic relationship with Japan mirrors what one United States Administration called the “Asian pivot.” President Trump has established a new and stronger relationship with Japan. The country’s global visionary, renowned spiritual leader and best-selling Japanese author, Master Ryuho Okawa — who has sold over 100 million copies of books worldwide that are currently translated into 29 languages — is now taking the United States book market by storm with the assistance of IRH Press USA. His work to date includes 2,200 book publications and 26 consecutive years as a best-selling author in Japan. Okawa has a simple goal he is bringing to the United States and Canada: to help people find true happiness and create a better world.
Okawa’s books cover religious, spiritual, and self-development teachings such as how our thoughts influence reality, the nature of love, and the path to enlightenment. He also writes on the interrelationship between religion and international relations, domestic politics and the global economy and business/leadership. Distribution into United States brick and mortar, online outlets and through major wholesalers has soared.
“There is a hunger in the United States and Canada for Eastern ideas,” said Rocky Uchimura, the director of IRH Press USA. “We have translated Master Okawa’s extraordinary success worldwide into a North America program that remains consistent with our international editorial, production and marketing quality.”
“The results in 2017 indicate that Ryuho Okawa’s teachings are spreading to new readers everyday,” added Uchimura. “2018 promises to be groundbreaking once again in terms of our publishing program.”
In the last 18 months, IRH Press USA has released Okawa’s “Messages from Heaven,” “Invitation to Happiness,” “Think Big,” “Heart of Work,” “Laws of Justice,” “Essence of Buddha,” “Miracle of Meditation,” “Life of Triumph,” “Laws of Success,” “Unhappiness Syndrome,” “Healing from Within,” “Laws Mission,” “Invincible Thinking” and “Starting Point to Happiness.” This January, IRH Press releases its first business book, “The Laws of Invincible Leadership” and in the Spring of 2018, IRH Press USA will release “Laws of Faith,” “Strong Mind,” and “My Journey to the Spirit World.” In the Fall of 2018, IRH Press USA will re-release in paperback the international best-seller “Laws of the Sun” with a major North American marketing roll-out.
United States and Canadian chain and independent stores are carrying both of Okawa’s recent releases but simultaneously modeling a significant number of back-list