A Message from the President
Although education has been shaken by recent, unprecedented changes here in Japan and around the world, we find ourselves filled with energy and optimism. We are looking forward to what tomorrow will bring. Many factors that are normally viewed negatively - low birthrates in developed countries, world-wide economic challenges and the ongoing reform of public education systems in many countries - have become sources of new inspiration for us.
What does the future hold for Chuman Gakuin and its group companies? Until recently, our industry has grown only within the confines of the exam preparation market. Exam preparation services will continue to be important in the future. However, if we broaden our viewpoint a little, we can see that future opportunities will arise from the basic educational goal of "forming people". It is the importance of this goal, which incites our passion to grow.
As long as we ensure that each member of our “family” continues to grow personally, while respecting universal and timeless truths, we will continue to prosper, no matter how the times may change.
Edvec is established
Launch of the “Listening World” series of English textbooks
Launch of the “Wonder English” series of English textbooks
Shingaku Kobo Inc. is spun-out from Edvec as a new company
“Listening World” and “Wonder English” are licensed to Woongjin Corporation for sale in Korea
Over 300 educational providers using Edvec products
Edvec wins second prize at the Second Annual Yokohama Business Grand Prix for its e-learning business proposal
The TEYL-Japan online training course for teachers of English to young learners is recognized by the Japanese accreditation body for primary school English teachers, J-SHINE
Edvec conducts its first webinar for English teachers
Edvec launches the MALSI learning skills diagnostic test in Japan with the assistance of Western Psychological Services of California.
Edvec begins sales of a narrative-based math program for young learners in Japan and India
Edvec develops its first university entrance exam preparation program with GGC Inc. of Tokyo
Edvec becomes the global agent for the B-MAT online mathematics program