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