Happy Science Group is a global organization founded by Master Ryuho Okawa, with Happy Science at its base. Today, Happy Science Group is spreading its activities around the world to realize the ideals and the teachings of Happy Science in society. This is achieved through holding activities in establishing a boarding school, a publishing company, early-childhood education organization, a political party, an institution of adult education, a talent production school and company, festivals on culture and art, wedding and funeral services, all with the aim to create tangible happiness. These activities are supported by our faithful members all around the world.
Happy Science Academy
For the believers of Happy Science, it is incredibly important to integrate religion into the basis of education. It is crucial to nurture students with both religious education as well as practical proficiency. At the Happy Science Academy, there are three fundamental beliefs: “Nurturing Students to Become a Virtuous Person,” “Nurturing Students to Become Intelligent” and “Nurturing Students to Become Creative.” These fundamental beliefs are the basis of Happy Science education, and in how we foster elite individuals who can fulfill “noblesse oblige” for the world.
Happy Science Academy Junior and Senior High School is a boarding school founded with the goal of educating future leaders of the world with a big vision, strong perseverance and willing to take on new challenges. Currently, there are two campuses in Japan, the Nasu Main Campus in Tochigi prefecture, founded in 2010, and the Kansai Campus in Shiga prefecture, founded in 2013.
Happy Science University
Following Happy Science Academy, Happy Science University (HSU) opened in Chosei, Chiba Prefecture, Japan on April 1, 2015 as an institute for higher religious research run by Happy Science. Originally, Master Okawa revealed his plan for Happy Science University in April 2012, in a lecture entitled, “Happy Science University and the Future Society.” He established this university as a place for true education which allows for modern society and the next generation to open the future with creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship, spirituality and, most importantly, faith.
HSU is working to integrate today’s highly specialized and complex academic disciplines under Buddha’s Truth, which brings happiness to all people, and to become a university where new branches of learning are created. It will be the foundation for creating the future of Japan and the base from which a new civilization will be transmitted: HSU was established as the dream and hope of the entire world.
“HSU is also the source of a new civilization. Here, we can find the mainstream thought of an educational revolution that will start from Japan.”
Master Ryuho Okawa | Challenge into the Unknown
The university consists of the following faculties: Faculty of Human Happiness, Faculty of Successful Management, Faculty of Future Industry, and Faculty of Future Creation. At HSU, professors and lecturers are teaching at a high level of academics, with skill, and the latest information, along with teaching higher ideals which are in accordance with the spiritual Truth and God’s will.
In this sense, the education at Happy Science University is unique, and helps to nurture students who can contribute in the betterment of the world, to help others to solve their problems, and to guide many to true happiness.
Happiness Realization Party
The Happiness Realization Party (HRP) was founded in May 2009 as part of the Happy Science Group by Master Ryuho Okawa, to offer concrete and proactive solutions to the current issues such as military threats from North Korea and China, and the long term economic recession. HRP aims to implement drastic reforms of the Japanese government, thereby bringing peace and prosperity to Japan. To accomplish this, HRP proposes 2 key policies: 1. Strengthening the national security and the Japan-US Alliance, which plays a vital role in the stability of Asia, and 2. Improving the Japanese economy by implementing drastic tax cuts, taking monetary easing measures and creating new major industries. HRP advocates that Japan should offer a model of a religious nation that allows diverse values and beliefs to coexist, and that which contributes to global peace.
IRH Press Co., Ltd, was founded in 1987 as the publishing division of Happy Science. With offices in Tokyo, New York, Sao Paulo and Mumbai, IRH Press publishes Master Ryuho Okawa’s books as well as books in a variety of genres including spirituality, management, personal growth and fiction.
Books by Master Ryuho Okawa
Master Okawa is a renowned prolific writer with more than 2,900 titles published to date, and has been a bestselling writer in Japan for 29 consecutive years. In 2010, Master Okawa holds the Guinness World Record for the most books written (52 books) in one year by an individual. Master Okawa’s books have been translated into 37 languages including English, Chinese, German, Portuguese, French, Spanish and Korean. and the international readership of his books has grown rapidly.
IRH Press also publishes Japanese monthly magazines, The Liberty and Are You Happy?
The Liberty features news articles on news, commentaries and opinions on current world issues, and perspectives based on the teachings of Master Okawa. The contents of the magazine are also available online in Japanese, English and Chinese.
You can visit these sites here: The Liberty Web English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
Are You Happy?
Are You Happy? is a women’s lifestyle magazine that features a variety of topics including family, relationships, parenting, carrer, finance, health, cooking and spiritual well-being.
Happy Science released its very first movie The Terrifying Revelations of Nostradamus on September 10, 1994. Since then, we have produced and published 24 movies (at the current time), with the aim to publish at least one movie every year. In the fall of 2020, the 21st movie, Twiceborn was published and has received many accolades including the Madrid International Film Festival — Best Foreign Language Feature Film (2020 Spain).
Master Ryuho Okawa has produced all these movies as an executive producer, creating the overall theme and concepts of each movie, supervising the scripts, giving guidance to its creative direction, and even creating songs to complement its essential message and theme. He is producing movies with the sole intention to cultivate wisdom in people so that they can solve the problems in their life, to provide clues to the reality of the Spirit World, its relationship to our physical world, and to reveal the true will of God and importance for human beings to have faith.
Each release offers a precious opportunity to learn the Truth, and attracts a global audience from all ages and backgrounds, with many of the movies receiving accolades and awards in Japan and from around the world.
IRH Press is involved in producing radio programs on a regular basis, featuring the teachings of Master Okawa. The program is called “Morning Call from Angel,” and it has been listened by the fans across Japan and Hawaii for over 20 years. Radio Personality, Ritsuko Shirakura guides on how to solve problems that occur in daily life, based on the teachings of Master Okawa.
Books Future Co., Ltd.
Books Future Co., Ltd was established in 2008 as a subsidiary of IRH Press. It currently operates bookstores in two locations – Ginza and Akasaka in Tokyo.
Utopia Literature Award
The Utopia Literature Award is an award established with the goal to spread Utopia in society – to create a world of happiness. This award is given to literary works that contribute to the development of the society and in spreading happiness in the world.
Books by Other Authors
Aside from Master Ryuho Okawa’s books, IRH Press also publishes books of general interest by other authors. The lineup consists of books in the field of business, practical books, health-related books and books on child-care.
Happy Science Language School
Happy Science Language School aims to create internationally cultured individuals who has achieved 'productive language'. It was established in April, 2019 with Happy Science International Headquarters as an affliliate supporter. There are currently 11 courses available (as of 2019).
You can visit the site here: Happy Science Language School
Happy Science Institute of Government and Management
The Happy Science Institute of Government and Management is also established by Master Okawa. It is an elite organization for adult education that aims to produce individuals capable of pioneering Japan’s future in the areas of government and economics.
Angel Plan V
Aimed for children under the age of kindergarten, Happy Science holds classes to nurture healthy, positive and creative children.
Future Star’s Training Department
The Future Star’s Training Department was founded within the Happy Science Media Division, with the goal of nurturing talented individuals to become successful in the performing arts and the entertainment industry.
Happy Science Art Festival
The Happy Science Art Festival is held once a year with the hope of promoting religious art. The festival accepts works from different genres such as music, video, decoration, ornamental, fine art and more. Winners are given opportunities to further promote their art and pursue in their passion.
Raise-Kofuku Ceremony Co., Ltd. (Planning Office for Happiness in the Next Life)
We conduct funerals based on the spiritual Truth of Happy Science to bring salvation to souls who have finished their lives on earth.
Happy Afterlife Memorial Park
This is a Memorial Park located in the same property as Sohonzan Nasu Shoja and the Seichi Shikoku Shoshinkan. Happy Science built this memorial park with the hope to bring happiness to those who are returning to the other world.
Golden Temple for Seniors
The Senior Golden Temple is a religious facility for followers over 60 years old, who want to go through religious training.
Success No.1 – Buddha’s Truth Afterschool Academy
Happy Science has over 180 classrooms throughout Japan and in several cities around the world, which focuses on afterschool education for children from 1st to 12th grade. Not only does the education focus on faith and morals, but also in supporting children’s school studies in their weak areas as well as their strengths.
Senior Plan 21 Buddha’s Truth Dojo
Senior Plan 21 is a Buddha’s Truth practicing program designed for seniors to plan their future lives by reflecting on their whole lives. The class runs for two hours every week, and is suitable for all ages. A handbook called “The Chronology of Your Personal History,” which is useful in whole life reflection, is provided to all participants. Senior Plan 21 is also held in Brazil Shoshinkan. Please contact your local branch or local temple for more information.
Happy Marriage Consultancy
We support those who want to have a harmonious family through faith. Our aim is to contribute to the society by supporting harmonious families filled with love, peace and tolerance.