We at Kumon share a dream,
a dream of world peace brought about by education.
We will move toward the realization of that dream
by helping people to better themselves through
Acting as a responsible global citizen, Kumon will contribute to the growth and happiness
of each individual by putting into practice our Mission, Vision, and Values.
By discovering the potential of each individual
and developing his or her ability to the maximum,
we aim to foster sound, capable people
and thus contribute to the global community.
We wish that all people in all countries and regions in the world
will have the opportunity to learn with the Kumon Method,
and that each individual in the world will be enthusiastically self-learning
and making efforts toward realizing his or her dreams and goals.
THE KUMON WAY
What We, Associates, Care About
- What we care about most is each individual child.
- All Kumon learning must be, without exception,
a useful learning experience for the child's growth and future.
We must provide an opportunity to learn with the Kumon Method
to as many children as possible.
These two things we always hold firmly in our hearts as we approach our work─
they are the sole reason for Kumon's existence and development,
and are also our responsibility for the children.
If, along the way, we waver or there is dissent, we will always stop to ask ourselves,
"Will this really benefit the children?"
and thus we will find our way once again.
With this in mind, we will do everything in our power
to make this educational method even more valuable
and to allow as many children as possible to learn with the Kumon Method.
- What we next cherish are the people who work toward achieving our common goal.
- We have the highest respect for Kumon Instructors
as well as all other people who care about children
and who wish to contribute to society through education with us.
With heartfelt appreciation and affinity,
we strive to give our fullest support and to work in unity with all of these people.
- We also greatly value all of our associates.
- We must do our best
to create and maintain the kind of workplace culture and environment
where all associates can energetically approach their work
with a sense of mission and challenge
and can better themselves every day
while a decent livelihood is ensured and adequate compensation is offered to all.
We put great emphasis on our commitment to the community.
We are grateful to the local communities in which we live and work. As a conscientious corporate citizen, we take an active part in a variety of activities to improve the quality of life in our communities such as the preservation of the natural environment and resources, and the improvement of local education and culture. In this way, we will fulfill our responsibility and obligation to the global community.
Lastly, we take to heart the following three things and will remain true to them in any situation.
- 1. We affirm to be upright citizens by always asking ourselves if our words and deeds are fair and just.
- 2. We will strive to be people who can feel joy and a sense of wonder while maintaining our conviction and pride as educators.
- 3. We will cultivate a sense of modesty and humility so that we can always grow with each passing day.