Is there a better way?
This is a question that sparks change. A question that inspires innovation. This question, is the question behind every step forward, every new gain, every revolution in the history of humankind.
It was this same question that led us to establish Imagine Global Care, a company which endeavors to cultivate its own small, quiet revolutions to the status quo.
It started when our founder, Dr. Hiroki Kinoshita, decided that he could no longer sit by and watch his young son struggle with the fear and anxiety generated by his traditional Japanese preschool environment. Seeing an inherent connection between a child’s engagement with their own learning environment and their eventual engagement with the wider world, he believed that there had to be a better way. Using progressive curriculum developed by Nobel Prize winning leaders, and incorporating a philosophy of independence, optimism and social contribution, IGC was able to create Imagine International Preschool, which quickly grew to be the premiere alternative child development program in Tokyo.
Moving Towards A Brighter Future
Not long after, Dr. Kinoshita saw another opportunity for revolution. As a result of his experiences in medical school, and as the owner of a highly successful pharmaceutical chain, he had grown slowly disenchanted with the traditional “treatment-oriented” approach to medicine. But it was when he lost his father to a cancer that Dr. Kinoshita found himself facing that same question again, is there a better way?
His answer was to sell nearly all his shares in the pharmaceutical business, and use the money to fund research in natural medicine. What he hoped to find was a natural solution aimed at preventing illness, rather than merely treating it. Five years of research at the University of Tokyo led to the discovery of brolico, a remarkable phytonutrient found in broccoli, with a demonstrated capacity for innate immune system stimulation. Further developments led to Brolico®, the first and only immune support supplement made with the brolico phytonutrient, originally sold in Japan, and now available worldwide.
Ten years later, with many new endeavors on the horizon, this question, the question that started it all, is a question we will never stop asking. Because if what we want is progress, if what we want is evolution and ascent, then there must always be a better way, and those with courage enough to seek it.