About igsZ

Masahiro Fukuhara
Founder and CEO

igsZ is a newly emerging school for global leaders in Tokyo, Japan.

Institution for a Global Society x Z-Kai (igsZ) is a newly emerging education company located in Tokyo, Japan. Founder and CEO Masahiro Fukuhara established this unique school under the name Institution for a Global Society in 2010 with the purpose of preparing Japanese youth for global leadership. In 2014, Institution for a Global Society entered into a joint venture with Z-Kai, a prominent Japanese educational firm with over 200,000 students, to become igsZ. Currently, igsZ is planning to expand to other parts of Tokyo as well as other cities in Japan.

Our Mission

Founder Masahiro Fukuhara leading a class on freedom

We nurture and develop leadership and 7 skills in youth to enable them to promote peace in our global society.

The ultimate goal of igsZ is to foster global leaders in a creative, collaborative, and challenging learning environment. In order to achieve this goal, we provide the following courses:

  • Kids Immersion Program
  • English Bridge courses (basic English grammar and fluency targeted to junior high students)
  • TOEFL® preparation courses
  • SAT® / SSAT® preparation courses
  • Critical Thinking and Liberal Arts classes (with a focus on philosophical inquiry)
  • Global Leadership Discussion classes
  • College Application preparation

Our Vision

Camp for a Global Society@Nikko

We aim to become the premier afterschool for global leadership education. To achieve this vision,

  1. We value commitment.
  2. We value diversity (of character, beliefs and talents in our community).
  3. We value entrepreneurship

Our Educational Philosophy

7 skills

We believe every student has the potential to succeed and become a global leader.
We define a global leader as a person who possesses the following 7 skills:

  1. Execution
  2. Creativity
  3. Critical Thinking
  4. Problem Solving
  5. Communication
  6. Liberal Arts
  7. Self-Confidence

Our educational approach is grounded on teaching these 7 skills. These skills are integrated into the framework of each of our courses.

What is unique to igsZ?

What distinguishes igsZ from other English-teaching institutions in Japan? At igsZ, we recognize the need for test preparation classes in order to help our students become competitive candidates for admission to prestigious universities abroad. However, in alignment with our mission of fostering global leadership, we also offer Global Leadership Classes designed to train students in critical thinking, philosophical inquiry, public speaking, and debate. By exposing our students to a wide range of intellectual thought and provoking contemplative discussion, igsZ aims to equip students with the skill set necessary to assume positions of global leadership. Our team’s diverse background and broad range of experiences is also critical to our overall mission. The staff members share their own visions of leadership and work closely with the students to achieve their immediate as well as long term goals. This leads to a vibrant and diverse intellectual community of staff and students.

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Please email us: info@iglobalsociety.com

Company Information

igsZ., Ltd. (Institution for a Global Society×Z-KAI)
Shibuya World East Bldg. 4F
1-23-18 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku,
Tokyo 150-0002 Japan

Phone: +81-3-3406-2255
Fax: +81-3-3406-2256