- Name: Gakken Educational Co., Ltd.
- Address: 11-8 Nishigotanda 2-chome, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141-8411
- TEL. 03-6431-1100
- Established: October 1, 2009
- Fiscal term: September
- Capital: 50,000,000 yen (as of October 1, 2009)
- President, Representative Director: Koiichi Deguchi
Executive Directors: Satoshi Aoki,Hideki Yamamoto,Toru Tsuchiya
Corporate Auditor: Toshiharu Nakazato
|1946||Founded Gakken Co., Ltd|
|1947||Gakusyu Kenkyusha incorporated and reorganized as a corporation|
|1980||Gakken Classrooms open classrooms for arithmetic, mathematics, and Japanese|
|1984||Company listed in the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange|
|1986||Gakken Classrooms begin English instruction for junior high school students|
|1988||Gakken CAI Schools begin instruction|
|2000||Gakken Withnet placement business for private tutors established|
|2002||Gakken Classrooms offer Science Experiment Classrooms|
|2004||Gakken Correspondence Courses in Science and Social Studies offered|
|2005||Established Gakken Methods
Gakken Correspondence Course in Writing and Composition offered
|Jun.||2006||ANCES, Inc. (Tokyo Gakuen) and ANCES Child Educational Institute become wholly-owned subsidiaries. The combined company, Gakken Quest, is established on October 1.|
|Dec.||2006||Tohoku Best Studies Co., Ltd. (Asunaro Gakuin) become wholly-owned subsidiaries.|
|Mar.||2007||Capital and business alliance formed with Turtle Study Staff Co., Ltd.(Gakken's home teachers) begin instruction|
|Apr.||2007||Net Gakken Classrooms begin instruction
Gakken Correspondence "New Directions" Course offered
|May.||2007||Company acquires 100% of Showa Gakkan (Showa Co., Ltd.). Name changed to Gakken Seminar Co., Ltd.|
|Jul.||2007||Gakken Classrooms/ Z-Kai Course begin instruction|
|Dec.||2007||Capital alliance formed with HOT LINE, Inc. Business resumes as Aizu Preparatory Schools|
|Feb.||2008||Business alliance formed with WASEDA ACADEMY CO., Ltd (business alliance continues with SHUBUNSHA, CO., Ltd.)|
|Mar.||2008||SHUBUNSHA, CO., Ltd. and WASEDA SINGAPORE PTE.Ltd become wholly-owned subsidiaries.|
|Aug.||2008||Gakken Building moved
Capital and business alliance formed with Meiko Network Japan Co., Ltd.
|Jan.||2009||Capital and business alliance formed with Waseda School Co., Ltd. and Sozo Gakuen Co., Ltd.|
|Feb.||2009||Business transfer from EIM Co., Ltd. (Taishi Seminar), Fukushima Best Study Co., Ltd. established|
|Oct.||2009||Gakken Co., Ltd becomes a holding company. Name changed to Gakken Holdings Co., Ltd. Established Gakken Educational Co., Ltd. to take in charge of Gakken Group's educational and preparatory school businesses.|
Using educational materials that cater to students' individual strengths, our educational classrooms develop kids' scholastic confidence while supporting them in discovering the joy of learning.
Allowing kids to watch fascinating experiments firsthand develops their intellectual curiosity and drives them to ask, “Why?” Our experiments foster a love for science.
Digital Gakken educational materials allow students to study online whenever they like. Our Fun Cartoon Feedback feature allows kids to participate in interactive animated classroom with instructor feedback.
Our Science Experiment Kit allows kids to conduct their own fascinating experiments and then use the Guidebook to understand what they experienced. They can then use the internet as a guide to the experiment demonstrations, a three-pronged approach to developing their interest in science.
Gakken Classrooms and Z-Kai collaborate to lead children to develop correct study habits, which gives them the self-motivation to think up and answer their own questions.
Stimulate children's intellectual curiosity using educational materials, teaching aids and science play. Foster kids' vitality by developing their creativity, knowledge of letters and numbers, and general intelligence.
Activate kids' minds with original IQ development materials for young children. Stimulate kids' brains to give them a solid base for learning and promote independence.
Gakken CAI School
CAI stands for computer-aided instruction. Unique CAI School screen learning programs are preparatory schools that utilize information technology in a way that allows individualized instruction and a smooth learning process.
Educational materials for preparatory schools
Gakken Gokaku Net, or Gnet for short, is a general term for the cooperative network that links all preparatory schools for junior high school entrance examinations throughout Japan.
Areas of new business development
Choose from four correspondence courses: (1) Arithmetic, English, and Japanese; (2) Science and Social Studies; (3) Writing and Composition; or (4) Measure for Public unified lower and upper secondary schools. Courses feature instructional steps that meet individual needs, develop academic motivation, and let kids experience the joy of learning.
This innovative art school targets kids ages 4–9, who are at the height of their creative development. The unique curriculum focuses on the growth of children in this age group to help their imaginations blossom.
Designed as a third area to complement learning through educational materials and science education, these courses present a curriculum that promotes the continuing educational careers of elementary and junior high school students.