Kokuyo Harinacs: The Best Japanese Stapleless Stapler

In Japan, the share of stapleless staplers has grown since Kokuyo Harinacs was introduced into the market.

Generally, stapleless staplers are said to have the following advantages over ordinary staplers.

  • The sheets of paper fastened by a stapleless stapler can be shredded by a shredder without needing to remove any staples
  • Stapleless staplers are safe for children as they don’t use any staples
  • You don’t need to buy and supply staples if you use a stapleless stapler

The disadvantage of using stapleless staplers is that they are weak in force in terms of fastening papers.

Kokuyo Harinacs Stapleless Staplers 

Now, let’s get down to the main topic today.

In Kokuyo’s Harinacs line, there are two types of stapleless staplers; one fastens sheets of paper by making a hole, while the other fastens papers without making any holes.

Harinacs Handy

Kokuyo Harinacs Handy

Harinacs Handy is the former type, which was introduced in 2013. This is a stapleless stapler that can fasten 10 sheets of paper at one time by making a hole.

The good points of this type are;

  1. This type is cheaper than the latter type
  2. The force of fastening papers is stronger than the latter type
  3. This type can fasten twice as much paper as the latter type

Harinacs Press

Kokuyo Harinacs Press

Harinacs Press is the latter type, which was introduced in 2014. This is a stapleless stapler that can fasten about 5 sheets of paper at once by pressing, which is why it doesn’t make any holes on paper.

The good points of this type are;

  1. When you want to separate papers, what you do is just rub the pressed point
  2. By using this type, you can staple sheets of paper without making any holes


If you need to fasten sheets of paper firmly together, you should use a normal stapler. But if you have children or if you want to staple papers readily or casually, stapleless staplers, especially the Kokuyo Harinacs series, are recommended.


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

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  1. September 12, 2017

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