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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 founds 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 sales begin; direct-to-school sales system initiated
Mar. 1953
Company offers nationwide service through a network of 13 branch offices
Apr. 1962
New Tokyo company headquarters completed (Kami-ikedai, Ota-ku)
Dec. 1964
Gakken 2nd Building completed in Tokyo (Naka-ikegami, Ota-ku)
Jun. 1965
Kenshuu-shuppan Co., Ltd. established to sell books and educationalmaterials
Nov. 1966
Rippu Shobo Publishing Co., Ltd. established to handle publishing
Jul. 1971
Bookshop sales promotion team (Selector System) established
Oct. 1972
Shift to direct in-home sales system using educational companions
May. 1975
Gakken Kappuhanbai Co., Ltd. established
Sep. 1975
Shujunsha Co., Ltd. established to publish medical materials
May. 1979
Record circulation of 6.7 million , ‘Gakushu' and ‘Kagaku'
Aug. 1982
Company listed in the second section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange withcapital of 2.0 billion yen
Dec. 1982
Merger with Gakken Kappuhanbai Co., Ltd.
Feb. 1984
Company listed in the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange withcapital of 5.6 billion yen
Feb. 1985
Gakken Medicom Co.,Ltd. established to handle online information services
May. 1985
Gakken Network Co., Ltd. (now Gakken Data Service Co., Ltd.) establishedto write, score, and correct tests
May. 1986
Gakken 3rd Building completed
Mar. 1987
Tradingcompany Gakken (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. established
May. 1988
PlatzArtist Co., Ltd. established to create audio products and managecopyrights
Oct. 1992
Gakken Logistics Co.,Ltd. established to handle logistics systems
Mar. 1994
AMS Co., Ltd. established to handle office management
Apr. 1990
Gakken Toy Hobby Co., Ltd. (now Gakken Sta:Ful Co.,Ltd.) established tocreate and sell stationery
Apr. 1994
EPO Co., Ltd. established to design and create educational materials
Apr. 2000
'Gakken With Net' private tutor placement service begins
Jul. 2004
GakkenCocofump (now Gakken Cocofump Holdings Co., Ltd.) established to handlenursing care
Jul. 2004
Merger with Rippu Shobo Publishing Co., Ltd.
Feb. 2005
Gakken R&C Co., Ltd. established to handle third-party evaluations
Nov. 2005
Gakken Method established as a preparatory school management company
Aug. 2006
Full-scale entry into the testing industry. ANCES Inc. (operating companyfor Tokyogakuen) becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary and the new Gakken Questcompany is founded
Nov. 2006
Gakken Area Market Co.,Ltd. is established to handle the sales of picturebooks and preschool products for kindergartens and nursery schools
Dec. 2006
Nationwide entry into the testing industry
Dec. 2006
The preparatory school management company Tohoku Best Study becomes awholly-owned subsidiary of M&A
May. 2007
Capital and business alliance formed with Turtle Study Staff Co., Ltd., amajor player in the private tutor industry
May. 2007
Showa Co., Ltd., a preparatory school management company based in Kyushu,becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary of M&A; name changed to Gakken Seminar
Jan. 2007
Capitalalliance formed with the preparatory school management company Hot Line Co.,Ltd.
Feb. 2008
Thepreparatory school management company Shubunsha Co., Ltd. becomes awholly-owned subsidiary in a stock swap
Mar. 2008
Capital and business alliance formed with Kosaido Co., Ltd.
Aug. 2008
GakkenBuilding moved to Shinagawa-ku in Tokyo, separate business officesconsolidated
Aug. 2008
Capital and business alliance formed with the preparatory schoolmanagement company Meiko Network Japan Co., Ltd.
Jan. 2009
Capital and business alliance formed with the preparatory schoolmanagement company Waseda School Co., Ltd.
Jan. 2009
Capital and business alliance formed with the preparatory schoolmanagement company Sozogakuen Co., Ltd.
Oct. 2009
Gakken Co., Ltd becomes a holding company. Name changed to GakkenHoldings Co., Ltd.
Oct. 2009
Gakken Medical Shujunsha Co., Ltd. Established
Apr. 2010
Intermediate holding company Gakken Jyuku Holdings Co.,Ltd. established
Jul. 2010
Intermediate holding company Gakken Shuppan Holdings Co.,Ltd.established