Mukoyama Yoichi, a Tokyo elementary school teacher, initiated a new educational movement, The Movement for Educational skills （教育技術の法則化）, with the aim of gathering and promoting outstanding teaching skills. Receiving fervent support from young teachers, in just a few years, this movement became the most significant educational movement of the 20th century in Japan, boasting over 1,000 study groups and 10,000 members.
Mr. Mukoyama invited AIDS specialists from the United States and held a symposium in Tokyo. This symposium significantly impacted AIDS Education and Life Skills Education in Japan.
Mr. Mukoyama initiated various global environmental education programs, starting with the Diagram of Environmental Circulation.
Mr. Mukoyama, with the cooperation of the Smithsonian Institution in the U.S., organized the Smithsonian Global Environment Exhibition in major Japanese cities, starting with Sapporo, for the children who will shoulder the future of our planet (from 1994 to 1996).
Mr. Mukoyama believed energy issues were so significant in education that they could sometimes lead to wars. With the cooperation of the Electric Power Development Association, he began Energy Education.
Mr. Mukoyama held a global environmental education conference at the Smithsonian Museum in the United States and secured an agreement to borrow valuable artifacts from the museum to benefit children.
Mr. Mukoyama began educational exchanges with Shanghai Normal University. He established a novel research style, both observing classes at the Shanghai Experimental School and personally teaching children in China. Since then, teachers from Shanghai and Japan have, for over 20 years, continued educational practice exchanges focused on educational skills.
Mr. Mukoyama initiated educational exchanges between Japan and South Korea. Since then, an educational observation group from South Korea has visited Japan every year. Later, Mr. Mukoyama also visited Gwangju, South Korea, and delivered several educational lectures.
The Movement for Educational skills （教育技術の法則化) disbanded after publishing the Japanese Encyclopedia of Educational Skills and Methods (in 15 volumes).
Mr. Mukoyama, as a part of his Energy Education initiative, traveled to the UK for an educational tour. He toured a nuclear fuel reprocessing facility and several schools during his visit.
Mr. Mukoyama Yohichi founded TOSS (Teachers’ Organization of Skill Sharing) to provide valuable education for children and became its representative. A few years later, TOSS became Japan’s largest private educational research organization, boasting over 700 study groups and more than 10,000 members.
Based on TOSS’s philosophy, Mr. Mukoyama established the TOSS Internet Land (now known as TOSS Land). This educational portal site hosted over 25,000 pieces of educational content that were made available for free.
Mr. Mukoyama initiated the TOSS Teaching Skills Certification to improve teachers’ instructional abilities. As of 2023, over 5,000 teachers have taken the certification.
TOSS initiated Environmental and Industrial Education in collaboration with the Economic Public Relations Center.
TOSS supported the Education Renaissance Forum sponsored by The Yomiuri Shimbun, which boasts the world’s largest circulation to enhance teachers’ educational capabilities.
TOSS was awarded the Commissioner’s Award for its longstanding efforts in tourism education and community development education.
Conveying feelings through letter-writing is one part of Japan’s traditional culture, with a history of over 1200 years. TOSS initiated Postal Education in collaboration with Japan Post to uphold this tradition.
TOSS Land was introduced as an educational resource from Japan at the Davos Conference (a gathering of world leaders held in Davos, Switzerland). At that time, the sheer volume and quality, unparalleled by any comparison, were all managed by volunteer Japanese teachers. The fact that anyone could access it for free drew astonishment from the attendees.
TOSS initiated educational tours of IT and energy education in EU countries, including the UK and France.
TOSS was entrusted by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology with the Research Project for Comprehensive Improvement of Teacher’s Competence.
TOSS promoted Rugby World Cup Education in collaboration with the 2019 Organizing Committee of the Rugby World Cup.
TOSS also conducted an educational tour of IT education in Singapore, a country outside the EU.
A ceremony commemorating the 20th anniversary of the educational exchanges between TOSS and Shanghai Normal University was held in Shanghai, China.
TOSS began educational tours in Boston, USA. They observed various teaching methods that utilize ICT equipment, including OL Learning (online learning).
TOSS initiated educational practice exchanges with BCA (Bellevue Children’s Academy) and WPS (Willows Preparatory School), focusing on ICT education, special education, and STEAM education in Seattle, USA.
TOSS also conducted an educational tour in Shenzhen, China.
TOSS began organizing SDGs education seminars with the Economic Public Relations Center.
Tani Kazuki, a professor at the Graduate School of Education at Tamagawa University and a disciple of Mr. Mukoyama, assumed the position of the new representative of TOSS.
Mukoyama Yoichi was appointed as the Chief Advisor of TOSS.
Mr. Tani founded the Online Teaching Skill Certification, aiming to improve teaching proficiency with the use of digital devices.
Mr. Tani established The AI Utilization Education Award.
TOSS restarted educational tours in USA.