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Contributor: Kyodo News JBN
Friday, January 11 2019 - 17:00
AsiaNet
Human Holdings Expands Japan's Top Robot School for Kids into Southeast Asia, Starting in Singapore
TOKYO, Jan. 11, 2019 /Kyodo JBN-AsiaNet/--

Human Holdings Co., Ltd., an operator of the acclaimed robotics school that is 
one of the largest schools in Japan, has opened its first "robot school" in 
Southeast Asia, located in Singapore. The new school will follow the mission of 
these robot schools to discover and develop innovative world-class talent in 
the fields of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics. Human Holdings is 
based in Shinjuku, Tokyo, with Tomonari Sato as president and representative 
director. 

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Background
The school's contents, provided by Human Academy Co., Ltd. in the Human 
Holdings Group under the supervision of ROBO-GARAGE founder Tomotaka Takahashi, 
cultivate a foundation in computer programming through robot production. Since 
the first licensee opened in 2009, more than 22,000 children have studied in 
about 1,300 robot schools. In November 2018, they received recognition as 
"Japan's Best Customer Satisfaction Award" in the programming education field.

The contents, which include Japan's advanced technology, feature attractive 
early education. Human Academy has set up schools in Taiwan and China since 
2016, embracing more than 40 classrooms and 500 children in 2018. The expansion 
is accelerating, with more licensees planned to open soon in Thailand and 
Vietnam.

Licensee Profile
KOMABA Robot School in Singapore, the first licensee of its type in Southeast 
Asia, has opened in an excellent location adjacent to luxury-brand boutiques 
lining Orchard Road. With two more licensees about to open, Singapore will host 
a total of three robot schools.

Name: KOMABA Robot School 
Location: 19 Tanglin Road, No. 03-01 TANGLIN SHOPPING CENTRE, Singapore 247909
Opening date: December 24, 2018

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Future Development
By 2020, the Human Academy Robot School aims to advance into more than 10 
countries, including Japan.

Human Group Ventures Overseas:
The Tokyo-based Human Group operates seven overseas administrative offices. 
Each office works to grow businesses related to recruiting, nursing care, 
childcare, beauty shops, sports and IT, while developing talent for clients and 
the group itself through the education division. The business model the group 
has built links learning to employment.

Source: Human Holdings Co., Ltd.