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A social think tank that the                   times demand.

Tankyu Intelligence Center (TIC) is a "social think tank" with a completely new type of education for working people, founded by Toshiki Sumitani, who is spreading the new standard of "inquiry learning" in the education world, and Masato Oda, the president of OSINTech Inc., which supports intelligence activities.


A social think tank is an organization that explores issues that have aroused awareness and interest from individual perspectives from a variety of perspectives, including those of experts and citizens, and presents them to society. TIC aims to democratize policy proposals by providing a forum for citizens to share information and engage in dialogue through research and analysis that contributes to our activities. TIC supports working people who aim for the ideal society based on their own aspirations through its Tankyu Intelligence Program, and disseminates information mainly through its students and graduates as well as the Center's researchers and fellows.

Our Rep.




先端的な探究学習の実践者としての長きに渡る功績を世界的に讃えられ、2022年 Education 2.0 “Outstanding Leadership Award” 受賞。

ラーンネット・グローバルスクール 代表

神戸情報大学院大学 学長​






神戸情報大学院大学 客員教授


Special Talk


It is easy to confuse doing research with finding an answer.

Lately, we have been told to find own answers to questions that don't have answers, while from childhood, we have been putting efforts to meet expectations from the outside by receiving evaluation by giving correct answers. Here is a big learning gap.

I agree. It is now easier than ever to find out what you don't know. For many people, it is no longer a difficult question to answer, for example, who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2021. It has finally come to be said in the educational world that the evaluation based on that standard is outdated.

The way children learn is changing to some extent, but the adult generation seems to have lost sight of the natural way of thinking and finding answers as a result of being familiar with textbook-like "learning with correct answers" for many years. 

It is a common trend these days. The yes or no answer to a project that you are unsure about whether to proceed is not something you can find out by researching, but rather something you have to think about and come up with an answer. You should first decide, "What are the requirements to proceed?" and "How much risk can you tolerate?"like that in order to fix your axis, but you may confuse doing research with finding an answer.

Even if you tell me to think for myself...

We often hear the phrase, "Think for yourself", but I think that people who can't break away from the familiar search for the correct answer may be at a loss as to where to start. Mr. Sumitani, how would you describe the key part of your long-standing practice of tankyu education?

If I make it simple, I will say it is curiosity.

​Through more than 20 years of tankyu education, I have witnessed how people's curiosity, desire to do, and desire to know can dramatically change them. This is not limited to children, but same for adults. Once that engine is ignited, you will be able to think and act proactively.

Problem-solving businesses have sprung up one after another.

Today, global issues such as environment and human rights have become conspicuous. It's not all started now, it has been happening for a long time, but it is rapidly becoming a global consensus centered on climate change issues.

I agree. This is especially evident in the fact that businesses aimed at resolving environmental and social problems have been launched one after another recently.

Yes. That in itself is a very good thing, but none of the environmental and social issues are isolated. The situation is intricately intertwined. However, there are many businesses that focus only on solving single issues. For example, focusing too much on decarbonization may neglect resource and food issues.

I see. It requires a broader awareness of the issues and knowledge that matches them.

Can't see the cliff of international trends.

I think so. The same is true for relationships that involve trade-offs, and it is also necessary to keep an eye on international trends. Japanese people tend to stay with domestic information only, and even now that translation technology has developed so much, they tend to read articles originally written in Japanese. Then, ahead of the business you are trying to do, Even if there is a “cliff” of international trends, we do not notice it. I have actually seen cases where technological development that was promoted with good intentions was denied by the rules of the world.

Even if it is a small business, it is very important to read and understand international trends, because in the future there will be almost no cases where only the domestic situation is relevant.

Because there was no place to learn intelligence in Japan.

Regarding the part of reading and understanding international trends, It is difficult to find an environment for learning it in Japan. That is why I believe that TIC's tankyu intelligence will be the key to a success in the future.

I agree. In the tankyu learning environment advocated by TIC, each person's curiosity, inquisitiveness, or sense of incongruity is the driving force that enables them to cooperate with those around them, verify hypotheses, and realize their ideas. I hope that more and more leaders will be born who will ignite the passion that is hidden inside them and make it manifest, creating a new era.

TIC Room 2



​650-0035 神戸市中央区浪花町56


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