Sunmark Publishing Rights Highlights
and NEWS Mail--January 2017 Issue

Time is like a book of a never-ending story, with no page ever turned over again. For that reason, we want to cherish this moment above all else, the beginning of 2017, with our heartfelt gratitude to everyone for their continued assistance and support. We hope your own personal story is filled with good health, happiness and success in its coming pages–and everywhere. Happy New Year!


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Topic of the Month

We have achieved the 7th million-seller in the history of our company, with the sensational bestseller How Even the Stiffest People Can Do the Splits With Ease!

By 2016, we had succeeded with 6 million-sellers, and now the biggest hit of the year, How Even the Stiffest People Can Do the Splits With Ease, has become another one in just 7 months from its release. No one, even the editor in charge, could have imagined at the beginning that sales would grow so fast and large, but the fact is that this unique title moves great numbers of people who are concerned about not being flexible enough.

Hot Titles

Fight Illness With Ginger and Cocoa!

by Kaname Hirayanagi

ISBN978-4-7631-3589-6 C0036

123 pages / October 2016 / 1,300 yen (w/o tax)

Make your blood vessels 20 - 40 years younger with this new healthy habit! Drink it twice a day for only 55 yen!


“Get rid of your pot belly,” as seen on TV!

The “ginger cocoa health method” that has improved the health of many people is now available in this book. Comments from those who have reaped the benefits of this easy health method include, “My blood vessels are 40 years healthier,” “My blood pressure went down by 40 figures,” “My blood sugar level was lowered by 27 units,” “I lost body fat” and “I lost around three kilos!”

It’s very easy! Mix one teaspoon of cocoa and one teaspoon of minced ginger into 200 ml of hot water. If you drink this twice a day, your blood pressure and blood sugar levels will improve. It also helps prevent dementia, ataxia, arteriosclerosis and sensitivity to cold. Enjoy the miraculous benefits of ginger and cocoa as discovered by Dr. Ginger himself.

Comments from those who’ve experienced the benefits firsthand:

My blood pressure level went from 157 to 117. My blood vessel age was 73, but it became 32 after one month of drinking ginger cocoa!

– 45-year-old man

My blood vessel age is now 24 years lower than my actual age! My edema has been reduced as well!

– 67-year-old woman

My blood sugar level went from 107 mg/dl to 80 mg/dl, and I’m no longer sensitive to the cold.

– 38-year-old woman

Even while eating a lot, I lost body fat little by little! It’s a delicious drink!

– 36-year-old woman
Three years ago, my blood vessel age was 90 but now it’s 52!

– 70-year-old man

I always had to take laxatives, but thanks to ginger cocoa, I’m in great shape now!

– 76-year-old woman

From the table of contents

Preface: Ginger and cocoa: a powerful combination!

Chapter one: The illness prevention power of “ginger cocoa”

Chapter two:  It tastes like honey!? A recipe revealed!

Chapter three: Ask Dr. Ginger: 10 things to know about ginger!

From the editor

I always figured ginger was a healthy food, but when I learned from Dr. Hirayanagi about the wide range of health benefits the root provides, I soon realized that using ginger only as a condiment is a waste of its true power. Combining it with cocoa only increases its power. Everybody should try this new super drink!


Kaname Hirayanagi

After graduating from the Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine at The University of Tokyo, Dr. Kaname Hirayanagi spent time as a visiting researcher at the University of Parma in Italy and Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the USA. He then became a faculty member at the Nihon University School of Medicine. He is also a councilor of the Japan Ergonomics Society, Japan Space and Aviation Medical Research Society, Japanese Association for Clinical Hyperbaric Oxygen and Diving Medicine, and The Japanese Society for Hygiene. He is also the head of the H&W, a food and medicine research institute. For the last 20 years, he has earned trust as the leading researcher of ginger, sharing evidence-backed information on TV, radio and in magazines. While working as a researcher with Nissan, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Lotte, Nagatanien and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), he does beekeeping and conducts experiments on other healthy foods in his hometown in Gunma Prefecture. His nationwide lectures about ginger are currently gaining popularity.

Lessons From a Sadistic Universe When I Was 20,000,000 Yen in Debt

by Hiroshi Koike

ISBN978-4-7631-3582-7 C0030

271 pages / September 2016 / 1,400 yen (w/o tax)

Can spirituality actually change your life? When drowning in debt, try this method of borrowing strength from the universe to turn your life around!


Do you have any wishes you want granted, or any hopes you desperately want fulfilled? One man had an extremely serious wish: “I want to pay off my debts…somehow!” With a 20,000,000 yen debt — 6,000,000 of that from illegal loans — he felt his only choices were suicide, filing for bankruptcy, or becoming homeless. But a floating figure with a Mohawk appeared in front of him and said, “I’m going to grant all your wishes, so get ready.” He then said, “Change your motto.” Author Hiroshi Koike began calling this figure “Mr. Universe.” Mr. Universe was sadistic with his approach, teaching Koike hard lessons about the universe and life-changing mantras. Koike then desperately spent every day mastering what he was taught and soon began experiencing miracle after miracle.

Can following these “rules of the universe” and changing the words we say habitually really change our fate? This book tells the true story about what happened to a man after he began implementing various spiritual teachings into his life, having been on the verge of bankruptcy. The book contains interesting and persuasive psychological and spiritual information and is highly regarded by many. Enjoy reading this gift from the universe!

From the table of contents

  • Using negative words sends the wrong “orders” to the universe!
  • Repeat the words that connect everything: “This is it! My dreams are coming true!”
  • Don’t be distressed: The “time lag” means your dreams are beginning to materialize!
  • Make a habit of saying “thank you” 500 times a day!
  • When you want to influence others, shoot a “secret beam” at their forehead!
  • Say “Cha-Ching!” every time you do something you don’t want to do!

From the editor

At first I thought, “Can this really happen? How true is this?” After verifying with Koike the effectiveness of his methods, I learned that what happened to him was very true. While working on this book, the expression “Truth is stranger than fiction” came to mind, although Mr. Universe is a concept that Koike imagined on his own. I have read many books dealing with the laws of the universe, but this book was so clear and easy to understand that it made me laugh. Reading the conversations between Koike and Mr. Universe brought me great joy. After reading this book, I began to understand to the core of my being that no matter what worries I have, reading this book can help me improve my life. I present this volume to you with confidence. You’ll be surprised just how easy it is to borrow strength from the universe!


Hiroshi Koike

Hiroshi Koike is a psychologist, spiritual counselor, mind coach, power stone coordinator and representative director at Indigod Sendai. Twelve years ago, he fell into 20,000,000 yen of debt — 6,000,000 yen of that from illegal loans — while managing a clothing shop. He recalls making a spiritual connection with the universe just when he thought filing for bankruptcy was the only step left. His life changed suddenly after he began using the power of words to purify his subconscious and communicating with the universe in a more positive way. The cosmic messenger he corresponded with, whom Mr. Koike referred to as “Sadistic Mr. Universe,” sent clear and helpful hints that helped him improve his life. He left the clothing shop to start a bracelet shop, which attracted nationwide attention after being featured on local television. His debt was paid off in 9 years, and profits continued flowing in. He now lives a fulfilling life with his wife and two daughters. After speaking to many of his bracelet shop customers about the order of the universe and how to make their dreams come true, he began holding seminars, which have been given a great reception.