By Education, Through Communication, and For Community

About ECC

About ECC

In 1962, the late Isamu Yamaguchi, founder of ECC, opened the first ECC School in Sumiyoshi, Osaka. Since then, we have experienced steady growth because we have never forgotten that without satisfied students we would not be here today. This understanding has led us to continuously seek ways to improve our curriculum so as to most effectively meet the needs of our students. This fact has made us one of the leading comprehensive lifelong learning institutions in Japan.

As of June 2009, ECC Foreign Language Institute has 164 operating schools located in various parts of the country.

In addition to the Foreign Language Section, ECC’s diversification has led to the opening of a wide variety of educational branches including the Business College (1971), the College Preparatory School (1977), ECC Junior (1979), the Kokusai College of Foreign Languages (1983), the Corporate Sales Division (1985), the Computer College (1986) and the ECC Web School (2002). Each of these is an integral part of ECC.

ECC's reputation has grown throughout the years, and we look forward to continued expansion and development, and to eventually being the largest and best educational institution of its kind in Japan.

ECC’s Philosophy

It is our goal, through the teaching of foreign languages, to contribute to the development of our students’ capabilities, international awareness and leadership qualities. In this way, we hope to promote more interaction and understanding among the peoples of the world, thus helping to contribute to world peace.

A broad education should be more than an end in itself; indeed, it can be the basis of increased international communication. It is our hope and conviction that through communication among the peoples of the world we will be able to help foster a richer local, national, and global community spirit, and thereby contribute to world peace and a better future.

ECC Save-the–Earth Campaign

Who at the end of World War II could have imagined Japan as it is today? Today, Japan not only enjoys the benefits of a democratic government but also one of the world’s highest standards of material wealth. When we look back at the poverty Japanese experienced at the end of the war, and realize how fortunate we are today, we cannot help but wish to do something for those suffering from poverty in other parts of the world. Japan was able to attain its present level of prosperity due to the assistance of the United States of America at the end of the war. ECC believes that it is the duty and responsibility of both the government and people of Japan to offer whatever@assistance is necessary to relieve the suffering of those in need throughout the world. Since 1979 ECC has been the driving force behind this charity campaign.

Since 1987 ECC has been contributing to organizations involved in the fight against one of mankind’s worst enemies, AIDS. ECC will continue to do so until this disease has been eradicated.

From time to time, ECC makes donations to worthwhile charities.
One such charity is the Save-the-Earth Campaign.

All Japan Youth English Oratorical Contest for the Mayor of Honolulu Trophy

ECC realizes that today’s youth will play a leading role in the international society of the future. Therefore, ECC offers young people an opportunity through the Oratorical Contest to examine and consider the various problems that Japan and the world must face today.

The All Japan Youth English Oratorical Contest for the Mayor of Honolulu Trophy was conceived of by the late Mr. Yamaguchi, founder of ECC, back in the 1960s. After a series of hard negotiations with various people and organizations, such as the City of Honolulu, Hawaii, the City of Hiroshima, Japan and other distinguished sponsors, the contest finally materialized in 1971. Since then, ECC has provided young people the opportunity to think of ways to cope with various problems facing mankind today, and at the same time improve their ability in English as they discuss various topics with others. Every year we hold this Oratorical Contest with the cooperation of the City of Honolulu, Hawaii, the Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education, the Osaka Municipal and Prefectural Boards of Education, and other sponsors.