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About Aoba-BBT

TOPAbout Aoba-BBT
Aoba-BBT was founded in 1988 by the renowned management consultant, Kenichi Ohmae, with the objective of nurturing talents who are capable of excelling in a global environment.
At Aoba-BBT, we proudly offer an array of various educational programs.With our dedication to promoting lifelong learning, we aim to extend educational opportunities to individuals across all age groups.

Message from Our CEO

Marking a New Start
By Amplifying our Dual Pillars of
International and Recurring Education
Marking a New Start
By Amplifying our Dual Pillars of
International and Recurring Education
Aoba-BBT, Inc.
CEO
Iwao Shibata

Since our establishment in Apr. 1988, our vision has been focused on 'Lifetime Empowerment' (the commitment to fostering a learning environment that empowers individuals to continuously acquire new knowledge. Leveraging our strength in Education Technology, including establishing Japans's first 100% online university and graduate schools, we have primarily catered online education to professionals (under our Recurrent Education business segment). Additionally, in 2013, we embarked on our International Schooling Segment catering to children from preschool students up to highschool students, which has grown to account for nearly half of our consolidated revenue and profit.

The intent for recent change in our company name was to accurately portray our current and future positioning, treating both International and Recurring education as a main driving force. This way, our name further aligns with our vision of ""Lifetime Empowerment"" - continuous learning from childhood to the management level - and will resonate more clearly with the stakeholders.

With our rebranding to 'Aoba-BBT, Inc.', we marked this as our 'new start'. Having the international education fostered at Aoba Japan International School (from young children to high school students), and the online education targeting young professionals to senior management, as our two driving forces, we will decvelop our education platform and continue to nurture future global leaders, entrepreneurs or executives.

Our History

Trends in Enrollment Numbers and Past Initiatives
Explore the detailed history of Aoba-BBT by year
1998
Apr.
Founded in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo, with the purpose of providing remote education (Initial Capital: 10M yen). Received broadcasting authorization from the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (currently Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications).
Oct.
Started the 24-hour broadcast "Business Breakthrough Channel" on SkyPerfecTV! Channel 757
1999
Sep.
Launched the "University of Southern California MBA Core Curriculum." and started services using the Satellite Campus system.
2001
May.
Launched the "Bond University-BBT MBA (Master of Business Administration) Program." Received certification from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications based on the Business Creation Promotion Law for pioneering new business fields.
Oct.
Launched the "Ohmae Business School" and started services using the AirCampus remote learning platform.
2002
Apr.
Launched the "BBT Business School"
Nov.
Launched the "Essential Problem-Solving Course" for executive development program.
2004
Jan.
Launched the "Executive Training Course" for executive development program.
Aug.
Launched the streaming-based "Broadband Learning Program."
Nov.
BBT Graduate University Accredited by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
2005
Apr.
Established Business Breakthrough Graduate University (now Business Breakthrough University Graduate School) as a corporation.
Oct.
Launched the "Practical Problem-Solving Skill Course" for executive development program.
Nov.
Launched the "Scientific Hospital Management Course" for executive development program.
Dec.
Listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers Market.
2006
Mar.
Launched the "Stock and Asset Building Course" at BBT University Open College.
Sep.
Launched the "Kenichi Ohmae Innovation Course" at BBT University Open College.
2008
Mar.
Launched the "Practical Business English Course" at BBT University Open College.
2010
Apr.
Established the "Business Breakthrough University Business Administration Department."
2011
Jul.
Founded BBT Online, Inc.
2012
Feb.
Launched the "Online Business English Conversation" course.
May.
Launched the "Leadership Action Program" at BBT University Open College.
2013
Oct.
Incorporated Aoba International Educational Systems Co., Ltd. as a subsidiary.
2014
Nov.
Incorporated Modern Early Childhood Basic Education Development Co., Ltd a subsidiary.
2015
Apr.
Established the "ATAMI Sekaie" executive training facility in Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture.
Oct.
Incorporated Summerhill International Co., Ltd. as a subsidiary.
2016
Dec.
Moved to the Tokyo Stock Exchange First Section.
2019
May.
-Incorporated Little Angels Academy Co., Ltd. a subsidiary.
Jul.
Founded ABS Co., Ltd. and incorporated IT Planners Japan & Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. following a company division to inherit the Attackers Business School segments and more.
2020
May.
Co-established the (association) Center for Innovation in partnership with Aoba International Educational Systems Co., Ltd.
2021
May.
Acquired all shares of Blending Japan Co., Ltd. and Incorporated as a subsidiary.
Nov.
Incorporated Nippon Quint Co., Ltd. as a subsidiary.

Company Overview

Company Name Aoba-BBT, Inc.
Address
  • Kojimachi OfficeKojimachi Square, 3 Nibancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0084, Japan

  • Rokubancho Officehmae@work Building, 1-7 Rokubancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0085, Japan
Telephone

+81 3-5860-5530 (Main Line)

Inquiries about our programs
FAX +81 3-3265-1381
Website https://www.aoba-bbt.com
Representative Director President: Iwao Shibata
Established Apr. 1998
Commencement of Operations Oct. 1998
Capital 1.818 billion JPY
Business Operations
  • Management Distance Learning Business: Offering a comprehensive range of remote educational programs focusing on management studies, designed to equip students with the essential skills and knowledge in the business management sector.
  • Management Collective Education Business: Conducting structured educational programs in a traditional setting, fostering a rich learning environment and encouraging networking and collaboration among students.
  • Management Content Provider Business: Creating and supplying a variety of management-focused content designed to facilitate effective learning and skill development in the management sector.
  • Distance Education System Consulting and Service Provider: Offering consultancy services and providing support for institutions looking to establish or improve their remote education systems.
  • Planning and Production of Business and Management Specialized Content: Engaging in the planning and production of specialized content in the fields of business and management, aimed at catering to the diverse needs of our clientele.
  • Operation of Business Breakthrough University: Administering a reputed university specialized in business and management studies, with a focus on offering high-quality education that meets international standards.
  • Operation of Business Breakthrough University Graduate School: Overseeing the graduate school wing of the Business Breakthrough University, offering advanced studies and research opportunities in the field of business management.
  • Operation of International Schools: Managing international schools that offer a global perspective in education, fostering a culturally diverse learning environment for students.

Access Information

Kohjimachi Office

1F, Kojimachi Square, 3, Nibancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

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Directions from Nearby Stations:

  • 1 minute walk from Exit 5 of Kojimachi Station on the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line.
  • 7 minutes walk from Exit 5 of Hanzomon Station on the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line.
  • 8 minutes walk from Yotsuya Station on the JR Chuo and Sobu Lines.
  • 10 minutes walk from Exit 3 (Yotsuya Exit) of Yotsuya Station on the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi and Namboku Lines.
  • 8 minutes walk from Exit 3 of Ichigaya Station on the JR Sobu Line, Tokyo Metro Yurakucho, Namboku, and Toei Shinjuku Lines.

Rokubancho Office

Ohmae@work Building, 1-7 Rokubancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
* The reception is located on the 1st floor
* The office also houses facilities such as studios and seminar rooms

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Directions from Nearby Stations

  • 4 minutes walk from Exit 5 of Kojimachi Subway Station.
  • 5 minutes walk from Ichigaya JR Station.
  • 5 minutes walk from Yotsuya JR Station.

Our Commitment

To those who gather in our learning community

Our first commitment is to all those who gather to learn in our community including students, guardians, sponsors, educational and business partners, and alumni.

We

  • support learners to develop lifetime empowerment for resilience and success.
  • nurture individuals to be talented with a strong sense of international-mindedness and entrepreneurship who will develop creative and innovative solutions to global and local issues.
  • engage learners’ curiosity and inquiry mindset through interactive and collaborative learning experiences that incorporate cutting-edge instructional designs and technologies.
  • commit to meeting the learning goals and expectations of our learners and clients.
  • support learners who are dedicated and committed to achieve their ambitions and realize their aspirations.
  • deliver an environment which allows high-quality education.
  • collaborate with our business partners to maintain sustainable relationships.
  • promote solid and sustainable relationships with our Alumni.
  • respond to feedback promptly and accurately and with respect.
To Our Employees, Faculty and Staff

Our second commitment is to all employees we work with around the world.

We

  • strive to empower ourselves to autonomously build these competencies as well as perform our work with problem-solving skills, and leadership and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • promote an environment where individuals take responsibility and work effectively as a team.
  • provide a work environment where each employee, faculty and staff is respected and accepted as an individual.
  • guarantee an environment in which employees, faculty and staff can freely make suggestions and share opinions.
  • promote an environment where individuals are evaluated and compensated fairly for their efforts and achievements.
  • provide equal opportunities for employment, development and advancement for those qualified.
  • appoint highly capable leaders whose actions are fair and ethical.
To Our Society

Our third commitment is to the communities in which we live and work, and to the entire world, as a single community.

We

  • contribute to the sustainable growth of local and global communities through the development of talents who contribute to the resolution and development of global issues and the awareness of Lifetime Empowerment.
  • contribute to beneficial social programs and welfare, improve education, and pay appropriate taxes as good citizens.
To Our Stockholders

Our fourth and final commitment is to our stockholders. When we operate according to the following principles, we believe our stockholders should realize their fair return.

We

  • ensure sound profit as an educational institution.
  • set aside necessary reserves to prepare for times of adversity.
  • introduce creative ideas, develop innovative learning services, and invest for the future.
  • pay for mistakes.

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