The rich history of Gakken started in 1946, as part of Japan’s post-war nation-building efforts. The idea was to rebuild Japan starting from educating the young. We believe that the key to strengthening a nation starts with the young, impressionable minds which will contribute to national development in the future.
Hideto Furuoka – founder of Gakken and educator – worked on a conviction of a sincere appreciation and gratitude to society. His motivating factor comes from his mother’s selfless love and family devotion in raising him under extreme conditions of poverty.
Gakken Holdings Co., Ltd. was founded and established as an educational publishing company, educating young minds through science, via mediums such as books, magazines, and other practical utilities.
- Develop teaching materials and tools for preschools, kindergartens, high schools
- Setting up Gakken Classrooms: to enhance teaching tools by creating unique environments; learning centers and places of preparatory schools development, whilst utilizing all of Gakken teaching tools and publications
- Launching into the business of elderly care and parenting support
- Information Technologies
- Educational Materials
- Educational Services
- Elderly Care
- Nursing support
- Employment services
A leader of print publication, we are following the modernization of the educational world, staying committed to digitize the vast amount of educational content in our databases.
We continue to be ever-ready to challenge new ICT trends in education, holding our strong status as “the company for education”, and transforming into a multi-level contents creation enterprise.
Mission & Vision
- Foster the human spirit
- Encourage the consolidated strength which the future of Japan relies on
We pledge to realize a new growth starting from each of our employees and holding a firm commitment to perform our corporate goals and challenges thoroughly.
We wish to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and encouragement, and invite you to join us in looking forward towards the “Creation of a new Gakken”.