Established in 1946, Gakken was founded by the late educator Hideto Furuoka in Japan based on his vision and passion for education.
Today, Gakken has become Japan’s leading provider of educational books, teaching materials, stationery, educational toys and much more. Gakken has a proven track record in developing reading and thinking skills as well as improving children's academic achievement. In Japan, Gakken has 15,000 learning centres and 420,000 students.
Since the day it was founded, Gakken's core business has always been in education. To promote lifelong learning, Gakken also publishes books and magazines related to entertainment, hobbies, practical utilities and cultural interests.