Why Kantoken ?
In Japanese, there are two verbs to say “watch” : “Kan” to look at the inside of things, and “ken” to look at the outside.
Founded in 2013, Kantoken is a publishing house based in Brussels. It is in this European capital, a true melting pot of cultures, that we want to bring together different points of view, strange or foreign, from contemporary literature.
We publish texts by well-known authors valued in their country or field who have never or barely been translated into French. We work with renowned translators and exceptional authors of forewords.