Having a global perspective and the ability to actively create new value is vital to survival in a rapidly changing society driven by globalization, digitization and other developments. However, some observers have noted that Japanese youth appear introverted while children are showing a declining motivation to learn.
There is also a need for social support of parenting. As the shift to nuclear families and growth in two-career households continues, the parenting obligations of guardians are increasing within households, which must support the education of children who will lead the future.
Turning to a worldwide view, it appears that while economic development may be global, not everyone is reaping the benefits and disparities are growing. One possible way to narrow such gaps is to make primary education much more widespread.
Recognizing these realities, the Benesse Group will drive forward activities to empower children to pioneer the future in Japan and around the world by providing a diverse array of educational opportunities, along with the parenting support that provides the basis for such education.
We are working to support diverse learning opportunities for children, who are the leaders of the future.
Last updated : 2020/03/31