Our Business (by Segment)

As of the end of March 2021

The Benesse Group operates in five business segments, promoting well-being for everyone.

Domestic Education

Individual learning that leads to the future

From preschool to senior high school students and even working adults, we offer educational services and materials tailored to various learning styles and needs, with a priority on the fun of learning and joy of self-development.

Major Business Types and Services

  • Correspondence courses

    • Develop independent and self-learning skills

      Shinkenzemi offers materials matched to each individual’s specific needs and development stage, in both digital and paper formats for the best balance.

    • English education

      We are improving educational materials to develop the four skills of English language proficiency, namely listening, reading, speaking, and writing.

  • School & Teacher Support Business

    To support school education, we offer products such as Shinken Simulated Exams for university entrance exams, and the GTEC test which measures the four skills of English language proficiency.

  • Cram schools / Classrooms

    Cram schools, preparatory courses, and English language lessons for children.

Related Companies

Benesse Corporation Tokyo Individualized Educational Institute, Inc. UP Inc. Tokyo Educational Institute Co., Ltd. Ochanomizu Seminar Co., Ltd. Shinken-AD Co., Ltd. Benesse i-Career Co., Ltd. Benesse BE studio Inc. Classi Corp. etc.

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Global Kodomo Challenge

We want to spread happiness through learning around the world.

Benesse’s proprietary education services are tailored to children’s developmental stages and are recognized overseas as well for their shared values in education. We target further global development and business growth, mainly in Asia.

Major Business Types and Services

  • Japan

    Kodomo Challenge

    Kodomo Challenge covers diverse recommended learning themes for preschool ages, and creates opportunities for each age level to develop interest and think independently. Further, we offer a wide array of English language education materials to suit different levels of English language experience and proficiency from early childhood.

  • China/Taiwan/Indonesia

    In China, where we started full-fledged operations in 2006, we now have over 1 million members. We aim to grow even more while increasing our presence in the lives of customers in various countries and regions.

Related Companies

Benesse Corporation Benesse Corporation China PT. Benesse Indonesia etc.

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Nursing Care and Childcare

Providing healthy environments where people can be themselves

Placing importance on deep respect for people’s individuality and their personal growth, we facilitate the well-being of seniors, children, and their families.

Major Business Types and Services

  • Nursing home and home help services

    So that people can continue to live in a familiar area and enjoy a way of life that always suits them, we operate nursing homes for seniors including fee-based homes and elderly houses with care services. As of March 31, 2020, we operate 330 such facilities mainly in urban residential areas. In addition, we provide home help services and daytime nursing care services.

  • Food delivery services

    The Benesse no Ouchi Gohan service offers delivery of different delicious, seasonally inspired, and nutritionally balanced meals each day.

  • Daycare and afterschool care

    Benesse operates 60 daycare centers and 28 after school childcare centers, mainly in the Tokyo metropolitan area (as of March 31, 2020). We operate these facilities with the aim of expanding possibilities for children, the future generation.

Related Companies

Benesse Style Care Co., Ltd. Benesse MCM Corp. Benesse Palette Co., Ltd. Benesse Senior Support Co., Ltd.

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Supporting people with dreams of succeeding on a global stage

Aspiring to develop human resources who can succeed on a global stage, we provide forums for learning languages, nurturing global mindsets, and more.

Major Business Types and Services

  • Language Studies

    Berlitz Corporation provides language learning support for everyone from children to seniors in 70 or more countries and regions around the world.

  • Overseas study support

    At over 40 sites in 5 countries around the world, we help international students to effectively study the English language over short time periods.

Related Companies

Berlitz Corporation etc.

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Helping with a variety of knowledge including for people who have just started something new

In addition to products and services that aim to make life even better and more fulfilling for women and their families, we also offer high-quality interpretation and translation services.

Major Business Types and Services

  • Pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting

    Utilizing feedback from women in pregnancy or involved in parenting, we provide information and products to assist with everyday living.

  • Living

    We provide lifestyle information and support everyday living through forums for communication with customers.

  • Pets

    We offer magazines, websites, and more to help enrich life with pets.

Related Companies

Benesse Corporation etc.

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Last updated : 2021/10/25