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Gakken Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • Gakken Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • Address:
    11-8 Nishigotanda 2-chome, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo,141-8510
    Tel. 03-6431-1001(Main line)
  • Established: March 31, 1947
  • Listed: 1984, First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
  • Fiscal term: September
  • Capital: 31,926 million yen (as of September 30,2016)
  • Annual sales: 99,049 million yen(consolidated accounts, FY ended Sept 30,2016)
  • Local business offices:
    Sapporo, Sendai, Nagoya, Osaka, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, etc.

Officers and Directors

President, Representative Director
: Hiroaki Miyahara
Executive Managing Directors
: Michinori Kimura / Satoru Nakamori
Executive Directors
: Hideki Furuoka / Hideyuki Ikari/ Hitoshi Kobayakawa/ Noriaki Yamada / Maako Kido
Auditors
: Toshiharu Nakazato / Toshio Kawamata / Katsuya Miyake / Toshiaki Yamada

Oversea officers

China
Beijing: CYP & Gakken Education Development Co.,Ltd
Shanghai: Shanghai Gakken Co.,Ltd
Hongkong: Gakken(Hongkong) Co.,Ltd
Singapore
: Gakken Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
http://gakken.asia/
Malaysia
: Gakken Education Malaysia Sdn.Bhd
http://gakkenclassroom.com.my/
Thai
: Gakken Nanmeebooks Education Co., Ltd
http://th.gakkenclassroom.net/
Myanmar
: Gakken Ace Education Co.,Ltd
http://www.gakken-ace.com/en/

Access Map(Public Transport Route)

Access Map

5 min. walk from Gotanda Station on Yamanote Line, Tokyu Ikegami Line, and from exit A2 of Toei Asakusa Subway Line.
Gakken Building 11-8 Nishigotanda 2-chome, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141-8510 Tel. 03-6431-1001

Group History

Apr. 1946
The late Hideto Furuoka found Gakusyu Kenkyusha with the conviction that education is the key to Japan's postwar reconstruction
Mar. 1947
Gakusyu Kenkyusha is reorganized and incorporated as Gakken Co., Ltd.
Sep. 1947
Direct distribution began; direct-to-school sales system initiated
Apr. 1962
New Tokyo company headquarters was built at Kami-ikedai, Ota-ku
Dec. 1964
Gakken Tokyo 2nd building was built at Naka-ikegami, Ota-ku
Nov. 1966
Rippu Shobo Publishing Co., Ltd. was established to handle publishing business
Jul. 1971
Bookshop sales promotion team (Selector System) was established
Oct. 1972
Shift to direct in home sales system using educational companions
Sep. 1975
Shujunsha Co., Ltd. (now Gakken Medical Shujunsha Co., Ltd.) was established to publish medical materials
May. 1979
Gakken educational magazines; ‘Gakusyu (Learning)' and ‘Kagaku (Science)' circulation reached 6.7 million copies
Aug. 1982
Gakken Co., Ltd. was listed in the second section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange with capital of 2.0 billion yen
Feb. 1984
Gakken Co., Ltd. was listed in the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange with capital of 5.6 billion yen
Feb. 1985
Gakken Medicom Co., Ltd. (now Gakken Associe Co., Ltd.) was established to handle online information services
May. 1986
Gakken 3rd building was built in Nishi-gotanda, Shinagawa-ku
Mar. 1987
Trading company Gakken (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. was established
May. 1988
PlatzArtist Co., Ltd. was established to create audio products and manage copyrights
Oct. 1992
Gakken Logistics Co., Ltd. was established to handle logistics systems
Apr. 1994
Gakken Toy Hobby Co., Ltd. (now Gakken Sta:Ful Co., Ltd.) was established to produce and sell stationery
Jul. 2004
(C)Gakken Cocofump (now(C)Gakken Cocofump Holdings Co., Ltd.) was established to handle nursing care
Jul. 2004
Acquisition of Rippu Shobo Publishing Co., Ltd.
Feb. 2005
Gakken R&C Co., Ltd. (now GAKKEN DATA SERVICE Co., Ltd.) was established to handle third-party evaluations
Nov. 2005
Gakken Method Co., Ltd. was established as a preparatory school management company
Nov. 2006
Gakken Area Market Co., Ltd. was established to handle the sales of picture books and preschool products for kindergartens and nursery schools
Dec. 2006
The preparatory school management company Tohoku Best Study Co., Ltd. (now Gakken Study et Co., Ltd.) became a subsidiary of Gakken by M&A
Mar. 2007
Turtle Study Staff Co., Ltd. (now Gakken L Staffing Co., Ltd.) , a major player in the private tutor industry became a subsidiary of Gakken by M&A
Dec. 2007
The preparatory school management company Hotline Co., Ltd. (now Gakken AIZ Co., Ltd.) became a subsidiary of Gakken by M&A
Feb. 2008
The preparatory school management company Shubunsha Co., Ltd. (now Gakken Study et Co., Ltd.) and WASEDA SINGAPORE PTE.LTD. became a subsidiary of Gakken by M&A
May 2008
(C)Gakken Cocofump , (C)Gakken Cocofump Nursery and (C)Gakken Cocofump Staff were established
Aug. 2008
All Gakken offices were moved to Nishi-gotanda Shinagawa-ku in Tokyo to consolidate all businesses
Sep. 2008
JV publishing Company Beijing Zhongqing Gakken Jiaoyu Keji Fazhan Co., Ltd. was established in China
Jan. 2009
The preparatory school management company Waseda School Co., Ltd. became a subsidiary of Gakken by M&A
Jan. 2009
The preparatory school management company Sozogakuen Co., Ltd. became a subsidiary of Gakken by M&A
Jan. 2009
Nursery and school business company Gakken E-mirai Co., Ltd. was established
Feb. 2009
Gakken inherited business from Aim Co., Ltd. and established new company called Fukushima best study Co., Ltd.
Oct. 2009
Gakken Co., Ltd. became a holding company and changed name to Gakken Holdings Co., Ltd. Then, Gakken Educational Co., Ltd. , Gakken Publishing Co., Ltd. , Gakken Education Publishing Co., Ltd. , Gakken Marketing Co., Ltd. , Gakken Shuppan Service Co., Ltd. and Gakken Products Support Co., Ltd. were established through incorporation-type company split. In the same time, Gakken E-mirai Co., Ltd., Gakken Next Co., Ltd. and Gakken Medical Shujunsha Co., Ltd. became successor companies in absorption-type company split
Apr. 2010
Intermediate holding company Gakken Jyuku Holdings Co., Ltd. was established
Jul. 2010
Intermediate holding company Gakken Shuppan Holdings Co., Ltd. was established
Oct. 2010
Gakken R&C Co., Ltd. acquired Gakken Data Service Co., Ltd. and changed name to Gakken Data Service Co., Ltd.
Apr. 2011
Gakken Nursing Support Co., Ltd. was established to distribute medical and nursing care contents
Jun. 2012
Gakken SmileHeart Co., Ltd. was established to promote employment of persons with disabilities
Sep. 2012
Advertising company Shanghai Gakken Advertising Co., Ltd. was established in China
Sep. 2012
You-Me-Care Co., Ltd. ; a company which operates welfare and nursing facilities, became a subsidiary of Gakken by M&A
Oct. 2012
Fukuoka Yoikono Gakushusha Co., Ltd. ; a company which sells learning materials, became a subsidiary of Gakken by M&A
Jan. 2013
ING Co. , Ltd.; a preparatory school management company, became a subsidiary of Gakken by M&A
May 2013
Gakken Jyuku Holdings Co., Ltd., made joint venture with ICHISHIN HOLDINGS Co., Ltd. and established day care center management company GI Village Co., Ltd.
Jun. 2013
Gakken representative offices were established in Singapore and Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
Aug. 2013
The preparatory school management company ZENKYOKEN Co., Ltd. became a subsidiary of Gakken by M&A
Oct. 2013
Digital publishing business company BOOK BEYOND Co., Ltd. was established
Oct 2014
Plant design and development company SPA Co., Ltd.(now SYSCARE Co., Ltd.) became a subsidiary of Gakken by M&A
Oct 2014
ICT education business company Gakken Educational ICT Co., Ltd. was established
Oct 2014
Gakken Nursing Support Co., Ltd. changed name to Gakken Medical Support Co., Ltd.
Mar. 2015
Reference books publishing and selling company BUNRI Co., Ltd. became a subsidiary of Gakken by M&A
May 2015
SYSCARE Co., Ltd. acquired SPA Co., Ltd.
Jul. 2015
Gakken Holdings Co., Ltd. made joint venture with A.C.E Group Of Companies; Myanmar IT business company, and established Gakken Ace Education Co., Ltd.; a classroom business company in Myanmar
Jul. 2015
Gakken Medical Shujunsha Co., Ltd. made joint venture with PT.EDUHEALTH TEKNOLOGI INDONESIA and established PT.GAKKEN HEALTH AND EDUCATION INDONESIA; a company for medical promotion business in Indonesia
Oct. 2015
Gakken Marketing Co., Ltd. merged with Gakken Education Publishing Co., Ltd. and Gakken Publishing Co., Ltd. then changed name to Gakken Plus Co., Ltd.
Oct. 2015
Gakken Medicom Co., Ltd. merged with Gakken Next Co., Ltd. , inherited educational development business from Gakken E-mirai Co., Ltd. and Gakken Education Publishing Co., Ltd., then changed name to Gakken Associe Co., Ltd.
Oct. 2015
A business incubator company Gakken Innovation Co., Ltd. was established
Oct. 2015
Gakken Asia Pacific Pte.Ltd. was established as headquarters in Singapore, in order to integrate Gakken’s businesses in Asia.
Oct. 2015
(C)Gakken Cocofump acquired You-Me-Care Co., Ltd.
Oct. 2015
(C)Gakken Cocofump Holdings Co., Ltd. made joint venture with Human Life Management Co., Ltd., and established(C)Gakken Cocofump Nursing Co., Ltd. ; Home nursing business company
Oct. 2015
Turtle Study Staff Co., Ltd. changed name to Gakken L Staffing Co., Ltd.
Dec. 2015
Gakken Education Malaysia Sdn.Bhd.; a company for classroom business in Malaysia was established
Feb. 2016
Shubunsha Co. , Ltd. changed name to Gakken Study et Co., Ltd.
Apr. 2016
Gakken Study et Co., Ltd. acquired Tohoku Best Study Co., Ltd.
Jun. 2016
Gakken Holdings Co., Ltd. made joint venture with Nanmee Group, and established Gakken Nanmeebooks Education Co., Ltd.; a classroom business company in Thailand
Oct. 2016
Gakken Study et Co., Ltd. established SIGN -1 Co., Ltd.; a cram school business company in Saitama prefecture
Nov. 2016
University preparatory school management company Koshinsha Co., Ltd. became a subsidiary of Gakken by M&A
Feb. 2017
TOKYO GLOBAL GATEWAY Co., Ltd.; a company for planning, developing and managing education center for nurturing global human resources, was established