Benesse Holdings, Inc. provides educational, senior nursing care, and childcare services in Japan and internationally. The company operates through four segments: Domestic Education, Global Kodomo Challenge, Nursing Care and Childcare, and Berlitz. The Domestic Education segment engages in the correspondence course business, school and teacher support business, cram and prep school business, English language classes for children business, and other businesses for primary school students to high school students. The Global Kodomo Challenge segment is involved in the correspondence course business in Japan, China, Taiwan, and Indonesia, primarily targeting infants. The Nursing Care and Childcare segment engages in the residential care services business, which include the operation of nursing homes and elderly homes; home helper services business; training courses for nursing care personnel; a staff placement and personnel dispatch company specializing in medical and nursing care personnel; the daycare and afterschool childcare operations business; and other businesses. The Berlitz segment is involved in the language instruction business; the ELS business, which provides educational services, including language training to those who want to study abroad; the worldwide leadership training business; and other businesses. It also offers interpretation and translation services; information and products relating to pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting; lifestyle information and support everyday living through forums for communication with customers; and magazines, websites, and others to help enrich life with pets. The company was formerly known as Benesse Corporation and changed its name to Benesse Holdings, Inc. in 2009. Benesse Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in Okayama, Japan.