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Initiatives Rooted in Business Activities:Global Human Resource Development/Providing High-quality Education Services Worldwide

Initiatives Rooted in Business Activities :
Global Human Resource Development/Providing High-quality Education Services Worldwide

As the march of globalization continues to reshape society, people must develop new abilities, communication skills and other strengths needed to succeed globally. This is vital to expanding one's horizons and pioneering the future. The Benesse Group provides comprehensive services tailored to each customer's needs, ranging from mastering foreign languages and studying abroad, to support for educational advancement overseas, and training of business leaders.

Furthermore, the Group also aims to leverage Benesse's strengths and expertise to develop high-quality education services matching local characteristics in other parts of the world outside Japan.

Support for Advancement to Higher Education Overseas to Unlock Possibilities for Junior High School, Senior High School and University Students

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The Benesse Group provides services designed to support advancement to higher education overseas, with the aim of empowering senior high school and university students to expand their own horizons beyond Japan to opportunities abroad.

In 2008, Benesse Corporation opened the Route H prep school offering small, highly personal classes for students seeking entry to top universities overseas. By offering personalized test-taking strategies and high-quality instruction, the Route H prep school helps students to gain entry to these top universities. Among the 16 Route H graduates in 2019, 13 gained entry to Ivy League schools and MIT. (Of Route H’s 100 graduates since it started, 65 have entered Ivy League schools, Stanford, MIT, or Oxford.)
Ochanomizu Seminar, a university exam prep school, offers English classes called Overseas University Prep Courses (English). Taught only in English by native English speakers, the classes go beyond preparing students for university entrance exams and the TOEFL iBT® Test, aiming to teach them real, practical English. Besides teaching English language skills needed to enter universities in Japan and overseas, the classes aim to impart study skills that will be effective in any overseas university students may attend in the future, as well as a broad base of general knowledge that will allow students to express their views in any field.

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Benesse Holdings, Inc., Benesse Holdings, Inc. Sustainability Promotion, Benesse Holdings, Inc. Corporate Communications & Investor Relations Department, Benesse Holdings, Inc. Administrative Division, Benesse Corporation, Benesse Foundation for Children, Benesse Educational Research and Development Institute, Berlitz Corporation, SIMUL INTERNATIONAL, INC., Tokyo Individualized Educational Institute, INC.,, Ochanomizu Seminar Co., Ltd., UP Inc., Benesse Style Care Co., Ltd., Benesse Business-mate, Inc., Benesse Socius, Inc., Fukutake Foundation, FUKUTAKE EDUCATION AND CULTURE FOUNDATION

Nurturing Business Leaders on a Global Stage

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In our increasingly borderless modern era, effective communication skills in foreign languages and the capacity to understand foreign cultures have become vital skills for business people. Berlitz Corporation provides world-class language lessons and conducts the Global Leadership Training (GLT) program, which is designed to enhance business communication skills, proficiency in foreign cultures, diversity, social cohesion, practical business skills and leadership skills.

Benesse Holdings, Inc., Benesse Holdings, Inc. Sustainability Promotion, Benesse Holdings, Inc. Corporate Communications & Investor Relations Department, Benesse Holdings, Inc. Administrative Division, Benesse Corporation, Benesse Foundation for Children, Benesse Educational Research and Development Institute, Berlitz Corporation, SIMUL INTERNATIONAL, INC., Tokyo Individualized Educational Institute, INC.,, Ochanomizu Seminar Co., Ltd., UP Inc., Benesse Style Care Co., Ltd., Benesse Business-mate, Inc., Benesse Socius, Inc., Fukutake Foundation, FUKUTAKE EDUCATION AND CULTURE FOUNDATION

Globalization of the Education Business

Benesse's overseas education business started in 1989 with correspondence courses for preschool children in Taiwan. In 2006, we extended the scope of our overseas operations to include South Korea and mainland China. Strong expansion in China has underpinned steady growth in enrollees at our East Asian bases. Benesse plans to open a preschool class in Shanghai in July 2013.

In addition to its East Asian bases, Benesse aims to launch businesses in Indonesia as rapidly as possible. We will continue to expand our operations to provide developmental and educational support for children. In the process, we will give close consideration to the characteristics of each country and region, along with the educational environment, systems and other factors.

Benesse Holdings, Inc., Benesse Holdings, Inc. Sustainability Promotion, Benesse Holdings, Inc. Corporate Communications & Investor Relations Department, Benesse Holdings, Inc. Administrative Division, Benesse Corporation, Benesse Foundation for Children, Benesse Educational Research and Development Institute, Berlitz Corporation, SIMUL INTERNATIONAL, INC., Tokyo Individualized Educational Institute, INC.,, Ochanomizu Seminar Co., Ltd., UP Inc., Benesse Style Care Co., Ltd., Benesse Business-mate, Inc., Benesse Socius, Inc., Fukutake Foundation, FUKUTAKE EDUCATION AND CULTURE FOUNDATION