Opportunities to think about the Future – Career Education “Mirai School”

At Sumitomo Corporation, we visit high schools to offer an opportunity for students to think about their future career through lectures and dialogues.

What is “Mirai School”

This activity is aimed at developing the next generation of human resources who will drive the future. In this era of drastic change, we expect young people to take on challenges without narrowing their potential, and to develop their abilities to think independently and build a future society, rather than following the past. Mirai School is a career education activity in which Sumitomo Corporation Group employees have dialogues with high school students in various regions with such thoughts in mind. Starting with Tokyo Metropolitan Nishi High School in September 2020, 201 employees have conducted classes at 66 schools and about 10,600 students by the end of December 2022.

A serious match with students who will drive the future

“Sogo-Shosha” quiz as an icebreaker

In the first period of the workshop, the lecturers introduced themselves and gave a quiz as an icebreaker, and then shared their views on work and how students’ experiences were relevant to their jobs with the students, talking about their past careers. In the second period, the lecturers described points regarding career design that they thought were important for survival in this dramatically changing age. Students gave feedback such as “The workshop made me feel like devoting myself to what I can do now for the future,” “It was interesting to listen to real stories told by working adults,” and “I want to discuss the future more.”

We also learn from the students

The students take seriously the experiences of working people of the ages that they do not usually come into contact with, and give feedback on various things that they feel. Inspired by their thoughts on the future, we were also given the opportunity to rethink "what we should do in the future."
In 2022, we plan to deliver classes at more than 30 schools nationwide that consider the future together.

With the students after class

School Visit Schedule


  • June 18, 2022 : Kokugakuin University Tochigi High School (Tochigi)
  • June 22, 2022 : Akita Prefectural Akita High School (Akita)
  • July 11, 2022 : Maebashi Ikuei High School (Gunma)
  • July 14, 2022 : Hiroshima Municipal Funairi High School (Hiroshima)
  • July 15, 2022 : Kaichi Mirai Senior High School (Saitama)
  • July 20, 2022 : Yokohama Municipal Yokohama Science Frontier High School (Kanagawa)
  • July 28, 2022 : Fukuoka Prefectural Kokura High School (Fukuoka)
  • August 24, 2022 : Nihon University Tohoku High School (Fukushima)
  • August 25, 2022 : Toshima Gakuin High School (Tokyo)
  • August 26, 2022 : Osaka Municipal Higashi High School (Osaka)
  • September 9, 2022 : Hiroshima Prefectural Kaita High School (Hiroshima)
  • September 14, 2022 : The Third Senior High School of Nihon University (Tokyo)
  • September 29, 2022 : Hyogo Prefectural Ono Senior High School (Hyogo)
  • October 4, 2022 : Nagasaki Prefectural Osaki High School (Nagasaki)
  • October 6, 2022 : Hokkaido Asahikawa Higashi High School (Hokkaido)
  • October 11, 2022 : Tochigi Prefectural Utsunomiya High School (Tochigi)
  • October 18, 2022 : Nagasaki Prefectural Nagasaki Nishi High School (Nagasaki)
  • October 21, 2022 : Yamagata Prefectural Shinjo-Kita High School (Yamagata)
  • October 24, 2022 : Aikodai Meiden High School (Aichi)
  • October 27, 2022 : Hiroshima Kokusai Gakuin High School (Hiroshima)
  • October 28, 2022 : Kanagawa Prefectural Yokohama-Suiran Senior High School (Kanagawa)
  • November 2, 2022 : Miyagi Prefectural Sendai Nika Senior High School (Miyagi)
  • November 12, 2022 : Seijo Junior and Senior High School (Tokyo)
  • November 16, 2022 : Tokyo Metropolitan Musashinokita Senior High School (Tokyo)
  • November 24, 2022 : Kawaguchi Municipal High School (Saitama)
  • November 28, 2022 : Hyogo Prefectural Awaji Mihara Senior High School (Hyogo)
  • December 9, 2022 : Osaka Prefectural Otemae Senior High School (Osaka)
  • December 14, 2022 : Hokkaido Kitahiroshima Senior High School (Hokkaido)
  • December 15, 2022 : Saitama Prefectural Kawagoe Minami High School (Saitama)
  • January 21, 2023 : Tokyo Metropolitan Nishi High School (Tokyo)
  • March 17, 2023 : Yachiyoshoin High School (Chiba)



February 2023