A Message from the Founder

Although “learning” around the world is being transformed by unprecedented changes, we find ourselves filled with energy and optimism. We look forward to what tomorrow will bring. Although some educators view falling birthrates, world-wide economic challenges and the ongoing reform of education systems in many countries in a negative light, these challenges have become a source of new inspiration for us.

As long as we continue to help every stakeholder in the education process realize their dreams, the future will be bright for all of us in the wider educational community.

Takanobu Chuman

1997~Edvec is established
1998~Launch of the “Listening World” series of English textbooks
1999~Launch of the “Wonder English” series of English textbooks
2001~Shingaku Kobo Inc. is spun-out from Edvec as a new company
2003~“Listening World” and “Wonder English” are licensed to Woongjin Corporation for sale in Korea
2004~Over 300 educational providers using Edvec products
2005~Edvec wins second prize at the Second Annual Yokohama Business Grand Prix for its e-learning proposal
2007~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
2008~Edvec conducts its first webinar for English teachers
2010~Edvec launches the MALSI learning skills diagnostic test in Japan with the assistance of Western Psychological Services of California.
2011~Edvec begins sales of Japanese math programs for young learners in Japan and India
2012~Edvec develops its first university entrance exam preparation program with GGC Inc. of Tokyo
2013~Edvec becomes the global agent for the B-MAT online mathematics program
2014~Launch of the English Express mobile learning app
2015~Edvec becomes an agent for the MyET listening and speaking training app
2016~Launch of the English Express online learning platform
2017~Edvec becomes the Japanese agent for ABCmouse Schools
2018~Launch of the Nihongo dojo online Japanese language learning program with Fujitsu
2019~Planned launch of the Global Standard Learning mathematics program for K-12 learners