|1955||Founded as Fukutake Publishing Co., Ltd. in Minamigata, Okayama-shi.
Starts publication of educational materials and student pocketbooks for junior high school students.
|1962||Launches Kansai Simulated Exams for senior high schools students.|
|1969||Creates Correspondence Education Seminar for senior high school students.|
|1972||Launches Correspondence Education Seminar Junior for junior high school students.|
|1980||Announces "enculturation, computerization, and globalization"as corporate identity (CI) at first CI review.
Creates Shinkenzemi Elementary School Courses.
|1988||Creates Shinkenzemi Preschool Courses (later renamed Kodomo Challenge).
Establishes Taipei Office.
|1990||Announces "Benesse" as corporate philosophy and brand at second CI review.|
|1993||Berlitz International, Inc., world's largest language services company, becomes subsidiary.
Launches magazines Tamago Club and Hiyoko Club.
|1994||Tokyo Office (now Tokyo Head Office) relocated to Tama-shi, Tokyo.|
|1995|| Company renamed Benesse Corporation.
Listed on Second Section of Osaka Securities Exchange (OSE) and on Hiroshima Stock Exchange.
|1996||Launches magazines THANK YOU! and Tamahiyo Kokko Club.|
|1997||Benesse stock listing moved to First Section of OSE.|
|1998||Acquires business rights to Simul International, Inc.|
|2000||Listed on First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Establishes Benesse Care Corporation, provider of nursing care services.
Acquires business rights to Shinkoukai Co., Ltd., provider of residential-care services for seniors.
|2001||Berlitz International, Inc. becomes wholly owned subsidiary.|
|2003||Consolidates its three nursing care-related companies to form Benesse Style Care Co., Ltd.
Establishes Benesse Hong Kong Co., Ltd.
|2004||Establishes Benesse Korea Co., Ltd.|
|2006||Ochanomizu Seminar Co., Ltd. becomes wholly owned subsidiary.|
|2007||Tokyo Individualized Educational Institute, Inc. becomes subsidiary.
Establishes Benesse Corporation China.
|2009||Establishes Tokyo Educational Institute Co., Ltd.
Benesse Group changes over to holding company system.(Renamed Benesse Holdings, Inc. upon inauguration as holding company for Benesse Group, and new Benesse Corporation established via corporate spin-off.)