On the strength of its dominant position in the Japanese scholarly market for English language publications, MHM Limited has launched Japan Documents Publishing as an imprint with a single-minded focus on high-level English language Japanese Studies. Two major works have previously been published under the Japan Documents imprint, when it was under the guidance and administration of the company of the same name. Both of these, The Iwakura Mission, 1871-1873 (published 2002) and Clouds Above the Hill (published 2014) are award-winning publications which have been widely praised for their excellence and importance. The imprint has now been re-launched with the Handbook programme as a fully active and exciting new player in Japanese Studies, with an ambitious growth plan. This will gradually extend from Handbooks to further major work projects as well as monograph series. Japan Documents Publishing has an Editorial Board of highly qualified members who oversee publishing strategy and ensure that quality standards and consistency are met.