Gakken is the number 1 educational publisher in Japan. Founded in 1946 by Hideto Furuoka, Gakken's philosophy of "Fun-First Learning" educates children through fun activities and expands their creativity and cognitive and non-cognitive abilities to promote lifetime success of children without the feeling of "active teaching."
Gakken is well-known to Asian families for its bestselling workbooks. Gakken is also well-respected in academic circles - publishing popular teaching materials for preschools, kindergartens, and primary schools. In addition to its substantial publishing business, Gakken also runs 14,000 learning centers called “Gakken Classrooms” and operates nursery schools - all inspired by the successful formula used in their workbooks.
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