(Updated on August 12, 2013)
In Sony's Founding Prospectus, co-founder Masaru Ibuka set "the promotion of education in science among the general public." as a primary goal. He was convinced that enhancing scientific literacy would be critical for the recovery of post-war Japan and that science education for children was the key. In 1959, 13 years after Sony's establishment, he set up the Sony Fund for the Promotion of Science Education to support elementary schools in the pursuit of science education excellence.