Community-Oriented Activities

Active Host of Company Visits and Firsthand Work Experiences

Benesse Corporation offers company visits and opportunities for firsthand work experience targeting a wide range of ages, from elementary school students to adults. The goals here are to give children the opportunity to get a glimpse of the working world, as well as to deepen understanding of Benesse and its operations among school officials and those with an interest in the company.

Benesse actively hosts visits from local junior and senior high schools located near its offices.

School teachers in the work experience program

Number of Company Visits and First Hand Work Experiences

Junior high schools 17
Senior high schools 14
Universities/ Instructors / Companies, etc.0
Fiscal 2015 Total 31

Benesse Sailing Team Activities

In 1997, Benesse Holdings established the Benesse Sailing Team. It has been an active part of our corporate sports program since 2000, and today has five members. The team aims to take part in the 2016 Olympics to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Additionally, Benesse sponsors the annual Benesse Cup yacht race to expand the sport of yacht racing and communicate the beauty of the Seto Inland Sea.

The Benesse Sailing Team

Regional Sports Promotion as a Sponsor of Okayama's Fagiano Soccer Team

In Benesse's birthplace of Okayama prefecture, three companies, namely, the Company, Learn-S Co., Ltd., and Benesse InfoShell Co., Ltd., continue to support the Fagiano Okayama soccer club, which competes in the J2 League, as club sponsors. The companies are deeply involved with the team's activity philosophy of "Delivering dreams to children." Through this sponsorship, they will work to promote the Okayama region and sports.

Fagiano Okayama:
Under the club philosophy of "Delivering dreams to children," the club is helping to create a society where families, communities and schools can work together. The team aims to be a point of pride for the people of Okayama, and aims to achieve an average home game attendance of 10,000 spectators.

Perimeter advertizing at the home stadium
Photo provided by Fagiano Okayama

Setouchi Triennale 2016

The Setouchi Triennale international art festival has been held every three years since 2010 with the aim of returning vitality to the islands of the Seto Inland Sea, where humans have long had a complex but harmonious relationship with nature. Its goal is to turn the Seto Inland Sea into a "sea of hope" for the regions all over the world.

Benesse Holdings, Inc. sponsors Setouchi Triennale as a partner.


■Dates Spring | March 20th [Sun] - April 17th [Sun] Summer | July 18th [Mon] - September 4th [Sun] Autumn | October 8th [Sat] - November 6th [Sun] Total Days Held : 108

■Location 12 islands of the Seto Inland Sea + Takamatsu and Uno Naoshima Teshima Megijima Ogijima Shodoshima Oshima Inujima Shamijima [Spring Only] Honjima [Autumn Only] Takamijima [Autumn Only] Awashima [Autumn Only] Ibukijima [Autumn Only] Takamatsu port and Uno port

  • Sou Fujimoto "Naoshima Pavilion"
  • Shinro Ohtake "Needle factory"
    Photo: Sintaro Miyawaki
  • Lin Shuen Long
    "Beyond the Borders - Tide"

Last updated : 2018/12/25