Chief directors and presidents

1st chief director Edogawa Rampo
2nd chief director Oshita Udaru
3rd chief director Kigi Takataro
4th chief director Watanabe Keisuke


1st president Edogawa Rampo
2nd president Matsumoto Seicho
chairman Matsumoto Seicho, 3rd president Shimada Kazuo
chairman Matsumoto Seicho, 4th president Sano Yo
4th president Sano Yo
5th president Miyoshi Toru
6th president Yamamura Masao
7th president Nakajima Kawataro
8th president Ikushima Jiro
9th president Atoda Takashi
10th president Kitakata Kenzo
11th president Osaka Go
12th president Osawa Arimasa
13th president Higashino Keigo
14th president Konno Bin
15th president Kyogoku Natsuhiko
16th president Nukui Tokuro

Books in English translation

Higashino Keigo (13th president)

Detective Galileo novels

  • The Devotion of Suspect X, trans. Alexander O. Smith and Elye Alexander, Minotaur Books, 2011.
  • Salvation of a Saint, trans. Alexander O. Smith and Elye Alexander, Minotaur Books, 2012.
  • A Midsummer's Equation, trans. Alexander O. Smith, Minotaur Books, 2016.

Police Detective Kaga novels

  • Malice, trans. Alexander O. Smith and Elye Alexander, Minotaur Books, 2014.

Other novels

  • Naoko, trans. Kerim Yasar, Vertical, 2004.
  • Journey Under the Midnight Sun, trans. Alexander O. Smith and Joseph Reeder, Little, Brown, 2015. (US edition to be published in November 2016 as Under the Midnight Sun)
  • The Name of the Game is Kidnapping, Vertical. (Announced)

Osawa Arimasa (12th president)

Police Detective Samejima novels

  • Shinjuku Shark, trans. Andrew Clare, Vertical, 2007.
  • The Poison Ape, trans. Deborah Iwabuchi, Vertical, 2008.
Shinjuku Shark The Poison Ape

Osaka Go (11th president)

  • The Red Star of Cádiz, trans. Usha Jayaraman, Kurodahan Press, 2008.
The Red Star of Cadiz

Kitakata Kenzo (10th president)

  • Ashes, trans. Emi Shimokawa, Vertical, 2003.
  • Winter Sleep, trans. Mark Schilling, Vertical, 2005.
  • The Cage, trans. Paul Warham, Vertical, 2006.
  • City of Refuge, trans. Y.T. Horgan, Vertical, 2012.
Ashes Winter Sleep The Cage City of Refuge

Atoda Takashi (9th president)

  • The Square Persimmon and Other Stories, trans. Millicent M. Horton, Tuttle, 1991.

Matsumoto Seicho (2nd president)


  • Points and Lines, trans. Makiko Yamamoto and Paul C. Blum, Kodansha International, 1970.
  • Inspector Imanishi Investigates, trans. Beth Cary, Soho, 1989.
  • Pro Bono, trans. Andrew Clare, Vertical, 2012.
  • A Quiet Place, trans. Louise Heal Kawai, Bitter Lemon Press, 2016.

Short story collection

  • The Voice and Other Stories, trans. Adam Kabat, Kodansha International, 1989.
Pro Bono

Edogawa Rampo (1st president)

  • Japanese Tales of Mystery & Imagination, trans. James B. Harris, Tuttle, 1956. (A new edition with foreword by Patricia Welch was released in 2012.)
  • The Black Lizard and Beast in the Shadows, trans. Ian Hughes, Kurodahan Press, 2006.
  • The Edogawa Rampo Reader, trans. Seth Jacobowitz, Kurodahan Press, 2008.
  • Moju: The Blind Beast, trans. Anthony Whyte, Shinbaku Books, 2009.
  • The Fiend with Twenty Faces, trans. Dan Luffey, Kurodahan Press, 2012.
  • Strange Tale of Panorama Island, trans. Elaine Kazu Gerbert, University of Hawai'i Press, 2013. (In this book, the author's name was romanized as Edogawa Ranpo.)
  • The Early Cases of Akechi Kogoro, trans. William Varteresian, Kurodahan Press, 2014.
The Black Lizard and Beast in the Shadows The Edogawa Rampo Reader The Fiend with Twenty Faces The Early Cases of Akechi Kogoro