Community / Social Contributions

Community-Oriented Activities

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

Fiscal 2017 24
Fiscal 2018 20
Fiscal 2019 21
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Benesse Sailing Team Activities

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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 competed in the 2016 Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where they finished in fifth place. They will also represent Japan at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The Benesse Sailing Team

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

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

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In Benesse's birthplace of Okayama prefecture, the Company 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

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.

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