Recently I received an email from someone in the editing department of a literary magazine. Specifically, they ended their email with:

[Magazine name] 編集部

For when I write them a response, how should I address them? How about this?

  • Did they not sign their name in the email?
    – istrasci
    Commented Jan 11, 2017 at 20:29
  • I think yes. ”[manazie name]編集部の方(々){かたがた}へ” would be more polite?
    – user7644
    Commented Jan 11, 2017 at 20:53
  • Correct, they didn't give their name.
    – Locksleyu
    Commented Jan 13, 2017 at 23:39

2 Answers 2


Another very common way to do this is to write:

(Company/Publisher Name)

(Magazine Name) 編集部御中{へんしゅうぶおんちゅう}


It would look better with that last line than without.

NOTE: You cannot use 「~~部の方」 in addressing mail -- snail or electronic.


[Magazine name] 編集部 御中 would be my suggestion for a formal correspondence. 御中{おんちゅう} is for when you are uncertain of the individual's name.

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